University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS

Role in Project: Coordinator, Degree Awarding Institution, Host of Study Year 1 –
Geoinformatics, Earth Observation and Advanced Remote Sensing

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS is recognized as a hub for graduate education in Geoinformatics with a distinct international orientation. In the CDE EMJMD study programme Z_GIS provides introductory courses in Geoinformatics and Advanced Remote Sensing.

At Z_GIS students graduate from the highly regarded MSc and/or PhD in Applied Geoinformatics programmes. In-service professionals and lifelong learners register for the UNIGIS postgraduate distance learning certificate or MSc programmes in multiple languages. Within the Bachelor in Geography as well as the teacher-training curriculum, Z_GIS contributes the spatial methods and techniques modules. Additionally, a minor (certificate) in Geographic Information Systems is offered to students from other disciplines. Overall, capacity building and translation of research results into educational outcomes are a key element of Z_GIS’ strategic concept, supporting new insights through research as well as outreach to the GI community with highly qualified graduates.