Excellence in digital science and interdisciplinary technologies


New technologies such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, big data, cloud computing, etc. are increasingly permeating all aspects of life and are of great significance for societal and economic transformation processes. In the Salzburg Science and Innovation Strategy WISS2025, information and communication technologies are considered core competencies with high development potential for the region.

In 2022, the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS) established the new Faculty of Digital and Analytical Sciences (DAS). The EXDIGIT project aims to establish this newly founded faculty as an interdisciplinary research platform with critical mass and international visibility in the aforementioned digital topics.


Project details



Project duration

01.04.2022 – 31.03.2028

Project funding

Land Salzburg

Funding amount

12.719.832 Euro

Project partners
  • Lead: Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg (AT)
  • Salzburg Research (AT)
  • Innovation Salzburg GmbH (AT)
Project objectives
  • establish a research and development platform with critical mass and international visibility for forward-looking interdisciplinary digital topics
  • build bridges at the interdisciplinary interfaces of the PLUS with its partners within the Salzburg research landscape and specifically close gaps in knowledge and research chains at the location
  • help strategically position the PLUS and the DAS department as a leading institution for digital sciences in order to acquire high-quality research initiatives and improve its attractiveness in the international competition for researchers and students as well as for specialists and corporate partners in digital fields


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