Education

Based on a broad spectrum of research topics, Z_GIS is contributing to awareness building and spatial thinking, to undergraduate as well as professional and graduate education through a complete range of educational programs and initiatives. Schools-oriented frameworks and teacher training target the broad area of general education, while Bologna-conformant degree programmes support the development of Geoinformatics professionals who are successful on many fields. Overall, capacity building and translation of research results into educational outcomes are a key element of Z_GIS’ strategic plan, which is aiming at supporting new insights through research as well as outreach to the GI community with highly qualified graduates.

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Bachelor Programmes at Z_GIS

  • DIG
  • Geography
DIG
  • 6Semester
  • BScAcademic degree
  • 180ECTS
  • ClassroomStudy
With high social and communication skills, DiG graduates work on the front lines of digital transformation. They generate innovative information products, communicate effectively and thus prepare decisions.
Geography
  • 6Semester
  • BScAcademic degree
  • 180ECTS
  • ClassroomStudy
The subject of the bachelor’s degree program in geography is the scientific subject of geography with its natural and social science perspectives on the spatial organization of society, the economy and the environment. Quantitative and qualitative methods develop and communicate knowledge about fundamental subject areas of the subject and enable the understanding of social and natural processes in a spatial perspective.
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study

Master programmes at Z_GIS

  • AGI
  • UNIGIS
  • CDE
AGI
  • 4Semester
  • MScAcademic degree
  • 120ECTS
  • ClassroomStudy
The master’s program "Applied Geoinformatics" provides the methodological, technological and content-related foundations for the interdisciplinary subject of geoinformatics. The program is supervised by the departments Geoinformatics – Z_GIS and Geography & Geology and comprises 120 ECTS. Prerequisite for admission is a completed Bachelor’s degree with geoscientific reference (geography, geology, geodesy, environmental sciences or similar), from the field of computer science or social or economic science orientation. The entire study program is held in English.
UNIGIS
  • 4Semester
  • MScAcademic degree
  • 120ECTS
  • OnlineStudy
UNIGIS MSc is a distance learning program at the University of Salzburg that provides knowledge of geoinformatics in theory and practice. The degree of Master of Science (MSc) qualifies you to lead GIS projects, working groups and departments in the broad GIS and geoinformatics environment. The accompanied distance learning program ensures time flexibility as well as spatial independence while at the same time offering the possibility to attend various GIS events at the University of Salzburg (AGIT, UNIGIS Summer and Winter Schools etc.).
CDE
  • 4Semester
  • MScAcademic degree
  • 120ECTS
  • ClassroomStudy
The Copernicus Master in Digital Earth program offers a broad spectrum of scientific analysis and research methods and prepares students for doctoral studies. It provides application-oriented knowledge based on relevant theories and methods. Discipline-specific thinking, analytical skills and techniques, and problem-solving competencies are developed in the core areas of Copernicus and Digital Earth
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study

Doctoral programmes at Z_GIS

  • PhD Geoinformatics
PhD Geoinformatics
  • 6Semester
  • PhDAcademic degree
  • 180ECTS
  • ClassroomStudy
The Geoinformatics PhD program is a highly sought-after framework for academic excellence. Doctoral research is an integral part of the overall structure of Z_GIS and combines advanced education with cutting-edge research. PhD students at Z_GIS alike emphasize the importance of excellent research as well as outstanding academic credentials.
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study

Courses at Z_GIS

  • UNIGIS Professional
  • Z_GIS online compact
  • GIS Minor
UNIGIS Professional
  • 2-3Semester
  • CertificateAcademic degree
  • ECTS
  • OnlineStudy
UNIGIS professional provides practice-oriented knowledge of GIS and is aimed at anyone who needs a comprehensive insight into the methodology and use of geoinformatics as quickly as possible. The university course is offered as an accredited, part-time distance learning program and leads to the certificate "Academic Geoinformatician". Maximum time flexibility with a total duration of 12-18 months ensures compatibility with work and family.
Z_GIS online compact
  • 1Semester
  • CertificateAcademic degree
  • ECTS
  • OnlineStudy
Acquire new skills and stay up-to-date! Choose from a range of online courses in the field of geoinformatics offered by the University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics. Z_GIS online compact are instructor-led courses designed to meet the needs of working professionals. You can work through the materials at your own pace and receive individual support from instructors as needed.
GIS Minor
  • Semester
  • CertificateAcademic degree
  • 12-36ECTS
  • ClassroomStudy
The integration and analysis of spatial data play an important role in many many disciplines as a "spatial interface to the information society." The study supplement and the Geographical Information Systems are highly sought-after additional methodological qualifications that are in high demand. The focus is on the processing, analysis and communication of spatial data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study