In the age of digitalisation when almost all aspects of our lives depend on computers and more and more decisions are based on data, it is crucial to understand the foundations of digitalisation. Computer and data literacy is required for many well-paid jobs across a broad range of domains and markets. Digitalisation skills impact daily work with 

  • improved efficiency and productivity by automating routine tasks, 
  • better decision making based on knowledge gained from data, 
  • higher potential for innovation thanks to an interdisciplinary perspective.

The teaching portfolio of DiSC is available to all students of the University of Innsbruck. At the moment, we offer the Complementary Subject Area Digital Science, a bundle of courses designed to provide a solid foundation of digitalisation. Successively, our teaching portfolio will be enlarged and adjusted to optimally extend students’ set of skills. To stay informed, please subscribe to DiSC@OLAT.


Besides our teaching offer there are other programmes related to digitalisation, for example:


Furthermore, members of the DiSC contribute to projects aimed at furthering digital and social transformation at Austrian higher education institutions funded by the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). This brochure (in German) provides more detailed information and can be downloaded from the BMBWF's webpage. The University of Innsbruck collaborates with other universities in the following teaching-related projects:

  • CodeAbility Austria - Goal: high-quality education in programming for students as well as pupils and professionals.
  • eInformatics@Austria - Goal: free MOOCs providing basic knowledge in computer science designed in a compelling way
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