University of Innsbruck



The digital transformation brings with it comprehensive changes in technological, professional and social terms. The university's task is not only to drive forward the technical application-oriented side of the digital transformation, but also to take a holistic view, for example, of ethical, social or legal aspects.

The University of Innsbruck sees itself as an innovative driver of digital transformation and aims to be the leading comprehensive university in Austria. To achieve this, the digital transformation in research, teaching and administration as well as intra- and inter-university opportunities for digital collaboration are being driven forward.

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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