Tuesday, January 22, 2008

ENERegion - Summer School on "Regional Potentials for Renewable Energy Generation"

The ENERegion International Summer School is dedicated to the theme of "Regional Potentials for Renewable Energy Generation" and is hosted by Salzburg University's Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS).

In a set of lectures, group work and practicals participants focus on using Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis techniques to model spatial patterns of demand as well as regional potentials of solar-thermal and photovoltaic, wind, biomass and hydropower resources. In order to assess the current state of the art regarding the technologies of renewable energy generation for a sustainable development in Europe, the Summer School will provide an insight into leading edge developments in the field. Participants have the opportunity to attend sessions at the Geoinformatics Forum 2008 symposium dedicated to “Energy for the Future”.

Applications are accepted until May 15, 2008. Due to limited places we strongly recommend an early registration! For registration and further details please visit our Summer School website!

LBS Summer School: "Mobile and Location Based Services" in Salzburg, Austria

The International Summer School on Mobile and Location Based Services (LBS) is hosted by Salzburg University's Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS).

LBS are used to innovate business and safety but also to disclose original ideas in community services, urban planning or new media. Large companies such as Nokia or Google offer LBS solutions to their professional or consumer customers. Organisations such as BP or FedEx use location aware applications for safety and business efficiency.

The Summer School addresses foundations, technology and adoption issues in location-aware solutions. It includes user and business demands, case studies, technical architectures, RFID and non-traditional location technologies, as well as the ethical dimension of LBS together with implications for privacy and labour relations.

Applications are accepted until May 15, 2008. Due to limited places we strongly recommend an early registration! For registration and further details please visit our summer school website!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

UNIGIS Academic Excellence Prize

The UNIGIS International Association is announcing a new 'UNIGIS International Academic Excellence Price' for graduates from UNIGIS MSc programmes worldwide. This price will be awarded annually, and candidates will be nominated by a UNIGIS partner institution based on outstanding master theses / dissertations.
Alumni having received their degree award between Sept 1 2007 and Aug 31, 2008 are invited to enquire about submission details with their local UNIGIS site.
The UNIGIS International Academic Excellence Price will recognize the top achievements among the many excellent master theses accepted every year at UNIGIS universities around the world as one of students' final steps towards their graduation.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

New MSc Students at Salzburg University

The 2008 intake for the German language UNIGIS MSc programme at Salzburg University started with a group of 57 new students. With very diverse academic and professional backgrounds, all share the common goal of achieving an advanced qualification in Geographic Information Science & Systems in order to stimulate their careers and to enhance their professional outlook.
Over an intense three day workshop from Jan 3-5, everybody got together to establish a solid foundation for communication throughout the two year distance learning course. Salzburg University is very proud to welcome such an ambitious class: "We are looking forward to supporting emerging future leaders and creative minds for the GIS industry!" said Michael Fally, UNIGIS MSc director of studies.
The Salzburg University UNIGIS distance learning programmes are offered internationally in German and English languages, with more than 1000 graduates it has evolved into an important foundation for building spatial information infrastructures in academia and across all application domains.