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


Some of our members offer courses and give presentations outside the university context, too, for example at schools or adult education centres (VHS):

  • Sébastien Court can be booked for a school workshop on Conway's Game of Life which targets pupils aged 14 to 19. For more information, see the centrally administered list of workshops offered by the university and search for "Das Spiel des Lebens".
  • Joanna Chimiak-Opoka contributes to a VHS course offered in cooperation with colleagues from the Computer Science department. The course gives a basic overview of what Computer Science is about and her slot, on 6 April 2021, deals with sorting algorithms and their complexity (no actual programming will take place).
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