Awarded Otto Wittschier Science Scholarships 2015 - Marko Preseren and Mag. Jana Breuste


The two winners already are scientifically active at the University of Salzburg and will each receive 500 Euro per month for 10 months. The Otto-Wittschier Science Scholarship totaling 10.000, - Euro are (Financial Service Euro Vermittlungs AG) donated by the EFS-AG in commemoration of the founder Dr. Otto Wittschier.

Academic Honors and sub-auspiciis Promotions


Under the auspices of Federal President, Dr. Heinz Fischer, two Upper Austrians, Wolfgang Skala and Peter Vogl were awarded doctorates. The University conferred upon Austrian writer and literary scholar, Anna Mitgutsch, an honorary doctorate of philosophy. The title of Honorary Senator went to Otto Zich and Klaus Kuschel.

Salzburger Researchers Develop a Risk Map for Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan


Scientists at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics ̶ Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg have jointly developed, with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), risk maps showing the susceptibility of opium cultivation in Afghanistan. For the first time environmental factors, especially socio-economic aspects are taken into account. The results are used to recognize and characterize potential risk

Honorary Senator Titles Conferred Upon Otto Zich and Klaus Kuschel


As part of Dies Academicus of the University of Salzburg, Otto Zich and Klaus Kuschel were honored with the titles of Honorary Senator on Thursday, 3 December.

Exhibition "Art and Criminal Justice"


In the Sala Terrena of the Faculty of Law at the University of Salzburg, the exhibition "Art and Criminal Justice" can be seen until 11 December, 2015. It is a joint project with the Faculty of Law at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt / Oder). The large-format illustrated panels with spectacular individual cases from the recent past were designed in Frankfurt and have been installed in Salzburg.
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    Researchers led by Salzburg's geoinformatics scientist Christian Neuwirth had already developed and presented a mathematical model for Covid-19 in May 2020 which examines the question of how long and intensively social distancing measures have to be maintained in order to reduce corona deaths further.
    Results of the study on media use by children and families during lockdown. Home schooling could be improved, but is on the right track. Secondary schools have a better profile. Families have learned to deal with lockdown and homeschooling.
    As a result of the current situation the updated opening times for Salzburg University library will apply from the 17th November 2020.
    A study carried out by the sleep laboratory of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the topic of sleep under the direction Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus is dedicated to the changes in sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown in 6 different countries (Ö, AT, UK, GR, CU, BRA). The fear, which is worrying from a psychological point of view, and which is evident across society, is also reflected in this data: 78% of those surveyed feel threatened or worried by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Online lecture on the subject of physiology or medicine: November 25, 2020 - 6 p.m. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will go to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.
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    Online lecture on chemistry: December 2nd 2020 - 6 p.m. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of one of the sharpest tools in genetic engineering: the CRISPR / Cas9 genetic scissors. With this technology, researchers can modify the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision.
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    During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
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