EXDIGIT: Excellence in digital Sciences and interdisciplinary technologies


Foto: © Simon P. Haigermoser

In 2022, PLUS founded the new Faculty of Digital and Analytical Sciences (DAS) and has combined its competencies in the digital field such as computer science, data science, human-computer interaction and geoinformatics at the Itzling site and strengthened them with a materials science component.

The EXDIGIT project is intended to give the PLUS and its youngest faculty an even stronger presence in European and national excellence programs or other high-level research initiatives. The special feature here is the close inter-institutional cooperation with Salzburg Research and other partners, such as the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences or the PMU, which is anchored in the project. 

Key data:

Duration: January 1st, 2021 to August 31st, 2027

Funding: Land  SalzburgLogo Land Salzburg

Project partner:

Innovation Salzburg

Salzburg Research

Project goals:

– Creation and establishment of a research and development platform with international  visibility for future-oriented interdisciplinary digital topics.

– Building bridges between the interdisciplinary interfaces of PLUS with partners within the Salzburg research landscape.

– Creation of three bridge professorships

– Targeted and efficient closing of gaps in knowledge and research chains at the location.

– Positioning the PLUS and the DAS faculty as a leading institution for digital sciences

– Increasing the attractiveness in the international competition for researchers and students as well as for specialists and corporate partners in digital fields


Scientific management

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Tscheligi

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Tscheligi

Center for HCI (Human-Computer Interaction)

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5, Itzling, 5020 Salzburg



Projektmanagement Office (PMO), Projekt EXDIGIT

Faculty for Digital & Analytical Sciences

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg 


Bridge Professorships

Foto Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christine Bauer

Foto: ©️ Foto Weinwurm

Univ.-Prof. Mag. DI Dr. Christine Bauer

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 6, 5020 Salzburg


Prof. Franz-Benjamin Mocnik 

Foto: ©️ Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute of Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr. Franz-Benjamin Mocnik

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg



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Erste Brückenprofessur im Projekt EXDIGIT an der DAS Fakultät