Teaching-related projects

Members of the DiSC contribute to projects aimed at furthering the 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 aimed at a wider audience, too - both inside and outside the university context. Examples are workshops for the city's summer programme for children and adolescents, 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".
  • DiSC members, such as Justus PiaterJoanna Chimiak-Opoka, and Sébastien Court, provide insights into a career in STEM during the Sommertechnikum MINT which is aimed at potential female students.
  • Alexander Kupfer and Matthias Schurz offer a workshop on digital platforms for adolescents (age: 14-17 years) on 2 September 2021 and Joanna Chimiak-Opoka and Gabriel Rojas-Kopeinig offer a workshop for children (age: 9-12 years) on energy-efficient houses on 3 September 2021. Both workshops are part of the summer programme organised jointly by the University of Innsbruck and the City of Innsbruck. More information can be found on the websites of the "Kinder-Sommer-Uni" and the "Innsbrucker Ferienzug".
  • Joanna Chimiak-Opoka contributes to a VHS course offered in cooperation with colleagues from the Computer Science department (planned for fall 2021). The course gives a basic overview of what Computer Science is about and her session deals with sorting algorithms and their complexity (no actual programming will take place).
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