Research Area Scientific Computing
The Research Area Scientific Computing integrates all scientific activity at the University of Innsbruck in information technology (IT) and computer-aided research. High-end computing facilities allow the simulation and optimization of complex processes, as well as the organization, analysis and presentation of big data to solve increasingly complex compute- and data-intensive problems in many different fields such as science, engineering and life-science. The Research Area SC encompasses the three research centers:
Aims of the Research Area SC are to use the inherent synergies between various research areas and different fields by cooperating within the university, as well as between different universities and other institutions in Austria and all over the world. Thus fruitful interdisciplinary research is fostered by exchanging knowledge and information, by sharing ressources, by coordinating funding for keeping and developing the necessary infrastructure, as well as by enhancing science oriented teaching.
The main strategies of the University of Innsbruck that form the basis for performance agreements between the University and the Ministry of Science and Research, as well as between the faculties and the rectorate are laid down in development plans. The main goals of the development plan 2005-2009 were enhancing research and research guided teaching, opening the university, as well as optimising organisational structures and controlling in order to become a research university. To achieve these goals the focus was laid on research guided teaching, promoting junior scientists, enhancing first-class PhD-programmes and high quality professorships.
Furthermore, after a phase of increasing specialisation in various subjects, the University of Innsbruck returned to an interdisciplinary approach. Interdisciplinary exploration and comprehension is supported by cross-disciplinary research areas, research platforms and research centres. Benefits arise from synergy effects as well as from finding a common language and developing novel, team-oriented modes of operation. Research areas and platforms consist of several highly qualified research centres and groups encompassing individuals from various fields contributing to impressive scientific achievements of the University of Innsbruck on an international level.
The AHPC17 Meeting was held March 1-3, 2017 at Seeblickhotel-Grundlsee, Austria. It was organized by the Research Area Scientific Computing of the University of Innsbruck in close cooperation with the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC).
ACOnet will host the TNC17 from May 29 - June 2, 2017 in Linz, Austria. The call for proposals is now open. →Details
The ISC 2017 will be held June 18-22, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. →Registration Details
VSC-3 wins sustainability award 2016.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Ostermann
Mag. Dr. Judith Courian
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