University of Innsbruck


Digitalization initiative of the University of Innsbruck

Computer science, physics, climate research, electrical engineering, mechatronics but also biology, archaeology, linguistics and economics: Digital tools are used in almost every area of research at the University of Innsbruck and enable research at the highest level.

With the establishment of 15 junior professorships, which will deal with the topic of digitalization across all disciplines, in recent years the University of Innsbruck has been focusing on an important topic for the future.

Digital Science Center (DiSC)

Digital Science Center (DiSC)

Research Area Digital Science Center

Digital procedures, methods, and media are transforming all aspects of our society including science, economy, and social relations, a process known as digitalization. Growing capacities of data processing and progress in analytical methods and artificial intelligence are motivating entire branches of science to raise new questions and to develop new approaches. This transformation requires progressive, interdisciplinary synergies between computer science and related scientific disciplines such as mathematics and statistics on the one hand, and virtually all other scientific disciplines on the other hand.
The objective of the Digital Science Center at the University of Innsbruck integrates and promotes digitalization of scientific research, spearheading new research directions and supporting high-quality science. To this end, it employs staff researchers from diverse scientific disciplines with high competence in digital science. It forges new interdisciplinary research synergies and offers courses to promote competence in digital science in all scientific disciplines.:

Digitalization at the University of Innsbruck

Scientific Computing

Scientific Computing

The research focus Scientific Computing integrates all research activities of the University of Innsbruck in the fields of information technology (IT) and computer-aided research.

The use of modern high-performance computers enables the simulation and optimization of complex processes and the analysis and presentation of big data in order to solve increasingly complex computational and data-intensive problems in a wide variety of areas such as natural sciences, engineering sciences and life sciences.

Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

In the research center "Digital Humanities" the University of Innsbruck bundles its digitalization activities in the fields of cultural sciences and humanities. The aim is to research and advance information technologies in these sciences.

At many faculties of the University of Innsbruck, corresponding projects are underway: For example, larger text bodies are analyzed linguistically, 3D data models of cultural monuments are created and new algorithms for improving the automated text recognition of medieval manuscripts are tested and developed.

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