Work Experience

  • 1989 - 1991 | Research assistant at the Centre for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg
  • 1990 - 1991 | internship and project work at Nationalpark Kalkalpen (Upper Austria)
  • 1992 - 1995 | GIS Manager at the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management
  • 1994 - 1998 | lecturer, Department of Geography, Salzburg University, GIS and remote sensing education within theGeography MSc programme
  • 1995 - 1998 | Education Manager of the UNIGIS distance learning program for Germany and Austria, MScprogramme co-ordinator for Germany and Austria within the international UNIGIS network.
  • 1997-2001 | Research manager at ZGIS, Centre for Geoinformatics Salzburg
  • 1998 - 1999 | Senior research fellow, Department of Geographical and Environmental Sciences, ManchesterMetropolitan University
  • 1997 - 1999 | Leader of the Landscape Analysis Research Group (LARG) interdisciplinary research group at theUniversity of Salzburg
  • 05/2001 - 06/2001 | Guest professor at the University of Vechta, Germany
  • 2001 - 2003 | Full Professor at the Department of Geography, University of Tübingen
  • Since 2003 | Co-director of Z_GIS, Centre for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg
  • Since 2005 | Director of the researchstudio iSPACE, Austrian Research Studios (until 2007: “Austrian ResearchCentres Seibersdorf GmbH”)
  • 2006 | Fulbright Professorship at California State University Long Beach
  • Since 2006 | Full Professor for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg
  • 2014 | Visiting Professor, University of South Carolina


Education and training

  • 10/1986 - 01/1992 | MSc in Geography/Geographic Information Systems
  • 03/1992 - 06/1995 | PhD in Geography
  • 2001 | Habilitation
  • News
    Researchers in the Department of Geoinformatics at the PLUS have been working for several years on national and international research projects on topics sich as humanitarian management, refugee management, natural disasters as well as COVID-19. They have analysed and evaluated billions of geo-referenced social media data. The results serve stakeholders as an important basis for decision making.
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    The 6th annual conference on 6.migration and integration research in Austria took place from the 16 to 18 September at the der University of Salzburg – partly in person, partly online. A resolution for the reception of refugees from Moria was approved.
    As part of its profile „Räume und Identitäten (Spaces and Identities)“ the third annual conference was held on the 30th January 2020 at the Department of Public, International and European Law at the University of Salzburg. The conference with the title „Lebensende in Institutionen ( End of Life in Institutions)" raised a controversial social issue.
    Applications for two dissertation prizes (worth 2,000 euros each) can be made until the 31st October.
    This semester from the 28.09.2020 personal registration for USI courses will not be possible in order to avoid unnecessary crowds of people.
    The Armenian religous anthropologist Dr. Yulia Antonyan (Jerevan State University) and the Austrian Armenologist and Head of the ZECO Centre for the Study of the Christian East, Univ.Doz.Dr.Dr.h.c. Jasmine Dum-Tragut Bakk.rer.nat., are among the winners of an international research competition in Armenia.
    Important dates and information on registering for courses at the Language Centre in Winter Semester 2020/21
    historioPLUS , like so many others, has also had to adapt to the change in circumstances due to Covid-19. For this reason the current year has appeared a little later than in previous years.
    The Language Center has been active in the field of intercomprehension didactics for almost 20 years,Well-known multilingual didactics experts, came together to present the current state of research in this area.The result is the anthology "Lehr- und Lernkompetenzen für die Interkompehension. Perspektiven für die mehrsprachige Bildung (Teaching and Learning Skills for Intercomprehension. Perspectives for Multilingual Education)"Band 10 der Salzburger Reihe zur Lehrer/innen/bildung.
    Registration for the webinars with Ms MMag. Dr. Olivia Vrabl, colleagues from IT-Services and the ZFL-Team is possible at anytime.
    Programme management and discussion moderation: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner
    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!
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Corona semester
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