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Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS

Z_GIS is an interdisciplinary Centre of Competence for Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg, Austria. It integrates basic and applied research with graduate education and outreach activities. With more than 25 years experience in online education, the Department of Geoinformatics is internationally recognised for its flexible and innovative forms of distance learning.

Distance Learning Courses

Computer Science & IT (2)



The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at University of Salzburg offers online study programs in Geoinformatics since 1993. As a founding member of UNIGIS International Association the UNIGIS Salzburg team and faculty under the lead of Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl is dedicated to share their long-time experience in the field of Geoinformatics with UNIGIS students worldwide.


Geoinformatics, GIS, and Remote Sensing


Geospatial analysis, spatial simulation, satellite remote sensing, image analysis, and interoperable GIS usage.


Through their competence in integrating, managing and presenting information across domains in a spatial view, graduates are qualified to lead interdisciplinary teams.


Student services

Mag. Regina Hatheier-Stampfl and Danijela Ristic at UNIGIS Office in Salzburg are happy to advise! Get in touch:

Housing services

Study from home. This program is fully online.

Library services

Full access to all licenced eBooks and eJournals are provided through the University Library.

ICT services

UNIGIS Salzburg provides all data, software and services that are needed for your studies.

Medical services

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Student Life

Campus life

UNIGIS Salzburg offers its online programs to a “Global Campus”, that is individuals around the world. Students are studying together in a cohort and are networked through various online communication channels. The study programme is delivered fully online and there are no residential phases required. However, summer schools, conferences or short courses are offered in Salzburg for which credits can be awarded within the Electives.

Sports facilities

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Student clubs

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UNIGIS Salzburg is fully and unconditionally accredited by the national accreditation agency AQ Austria.

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