Digitalisation

Ready for Digitalisation? Here are the Education and Training Opportunities in Salzburg!

part-time

FH Salzburg offers various part-time study programs:

In the field of Geoinformatics, the University of Salzburg offers the following programs:

The Institute for Economic Development (WIFI) offers a wide range of training and further education programs in various areas of digitalisation, from programming to marketing. You can find an overview of their offerings at the following website: www.wifisalzburg.at/digitalisierung.

Students and young professionals

At the University of Salzburg, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (FH Salzburg), and Schloß Seeburg Private University, prospective students will find a wide range of educational opportunities in the digital field. In addition, FH Salzburg and the University of Salzburg offer programs that provide opportunities to get to know Salzburg-based companies. For example, study.work.support combines theory and practice, allowing students in the fields of Information Technology & System Management or Business Informatics & Digital Transformation to apply their acquired skills in a partner company while receiving a salary.

Children & adolescents

An overview of all offerings is provided by MINT Salzburg (MINT is the german term for STEM meaning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics): For those who already know exactly where they want to go, but especially for those who are still considering their future career path. In addition to various educational programs, there are also events for getting a taste of different fields and videos showcasing practical applications of what has been learned. The MINT initiative, initiated by the State of Salzburg, is aimed at children and adolescents, parents, educators, as well as providers of MINT activities. If you offer MINT programs that are not yet listed on the website, please feel free to contact the MINT coordination office.

If there is already a definite interest in an apprenticeship, there is also the WKO Lehrbetriebsübersicht (Chamber of Commerce Apprenticeship Company Overview) or the Salzburg Industry Apprenticeship Search. The Landesberufsschule 4 (vocational school) in Salzburg focuses on the rapid development of technical professions. Adolescents who want to become computer scientists and aim for a higher education entrance qualification can attend the branch for information technology or electronics and technical informatics at HTBLuVA Salzburg or the Informatik-HTL in St. Johann. HTBLuVA and HTL are colleges of higher vocational education.

During school, it is also possible to prepare for the professional world and get a taste of university life. The project Go4IT allows young high school students to participate in the bachelor’s degree program in computer science in parallel with their upper school years. For those who want to study computer science after completing high school, it may be possible to have the already accumulated ECTS credits recognized, thus saving time on the path to starting a career.

Kindergarten children

Questioning, researching, and discovering: Children have a natural curiosity and can be inspired by science and technology even at a young age in kindergarten. Digital literacy is an essential key skill for the future. Therefore, the “Spürnasenecke” (Curious Corner) was developed by Salzburg secondary school teachers and a chemist, where kindergarten children can playfully explore the world of technology, biology, physics, chemistry, and computer science.

In the “Spürnasenecke,” kindergarten children can engage in research and experimentation. Specifically designed furniture and various utensils were developed at the FH Salzburg Campus Kuchl, along with specialized training and further education formats for educators. The accompanying handbook contains over 80 child-friendly experiments for the little researchers, such as controlling a robot, raising tadpoles, or building a solar oven.

News

24. May 2023

EdTech Austria Summit: How modern education works

On June 1st, the second EdTech Austria Summit will take place. The event, organized by EdTech Austria and Innovation Salzburg, focuses on the future of education.

28. January 2022

Salzburg’s new digital faculty

Salzburg is setting course for the future: As of the beginning of 2022, the new Faculty of Digital & Analytical Sciences (DAS) has been established at the University of Salzburg (PLUS).

12. December 2021

Innovation Lab for the Education of the Future

The digitization has transformed the way we access information, and it has particularly influenced the way young people consume information. As a result, new approaches are needed to communicate socially relevant topics. The Innovation Lab for Education aims to test cooperative and interdisciplinary methods that can be integrated into schools to make them future-ready.

10. October 2021

FHs and universities jointly train doctoral candidates

Austria’s universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS) are jointly training doctoral students. The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) are funding five new joint doctoral programs with one million euros each in Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna, and Wiener Neustadt.

17. December 2020

Research meets Business: The DIH West

The Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) West supports SMEs from Western Austria in their digital transformation through a collaboration of universities, interest groups, and companies from Salzburg, Tyrol, and Vorarlberg. The range of services includes educational offerings, coaching sessions, and joint working groups.

16. December 2020

New Josef Ressel Center: How to connect complex systems

The new Josef Ressel Center at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is researching how systems can be built to reliably function in conjunction with other systems.

17. October 2019

Data Science – Students Speed Dating with Companies

He lives in a complex world full of logical connections. Since the winter semester of 2018, Christian Borgelt has been working as a professor of Data Science at the University of Salzburg. His research professorship is funded by the state and city of Salzburg, as well as the Federation of Austrian Industries. We spoke with him about Deep Learning, Data Science, and problem-oriented work.

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