Institute for Computer Science Innsbruck
The Institute for Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck was founded in 2001 as part of the "Technologieoffensive in Westösterreich". Supporting partners were the Federal Ministry for Science and Research and the Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung.
Today there are six established research groups at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck: Quality Engineering (QE) headed by Prof. Ruth Breu; Computational Logic (CL) headed by Prof. Aart Middeldorp; Computer and Communication System (CCS) headed by Prof. Falko Dressler; Database and Information Systems (DBIS) headed by Prof. Günther Specht; Intelligent and Interactive Systems (IIS) headed by Prof. Justus Piater and Distributed and Parallel Systems (DPS) headed by Prof. Thomas Fahringer.
In the Bachelor Program, the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck offers a diversified education in core Computer Science, practical Computer Science as well as in applied Computer Science and technical Computer Science. Complementary, numerous points of specialisation are offered for the Master and the PhD Program, to take account of current topics and developments. Lectures like Technical Computer Science, Databases, Software Technology, Internet-Based Systems, High Performance Computing, Security Concepts for IT-systems, Network Technology and Semantic Web deal with those developments. Many lectures are conducted in English. Via supported study programs, a part of the study can be carried out at partner universities in Europe (e.g. Amsterdam, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Bozen/Trient, Cambridge and Kopenhagen) and in the USA (e.g. New Orleans and Indiana).
The Institute of Computer Science is involved in many reputable, large and international research projects and cooperates with many partners in the national and international economy. In the last three years, projects worth more than 6 million Euros were acquired. These projects enable the Institute to hire students to work for those projects. Projects involve large Projects funded by the European Union, as well as smaller sized projects in direct cooperation with partners from business, industry and neighbouring scientific disciplines. Due to the large number of acquired research projects, our students are able to already work on interesting projects during their study and to create networks for their future career.
OutlookA chair for Computer Graphics is currently being filled. Strengthening the link between research projects and scientific cooperation with teaching is systematically being promoted. This enables our students to access the world or Computer Science research and paves the way for a career in Business, Industry or Science.