14. Oct 2021
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Whether it is the circular economy, reusable products or sustainable materials: digitalization and sustainability need smart minds. Degree programmes at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences deal with the topic of digitalization and sustainability in various ways.

Progress in the economy, technology and society leads to the need for alternative solutions in practice and thus also to the further development of education. At the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, you have the opportunity to actively shape these processes of change and the future.

From wood through intelligent construction to IT

The sustainable, enormously versatile and also complex raw material wood is the focus of the study programme Forest Products Technology and Timber Constructions. Students deal, for example, with material cycles, technologies for the production and processing of wood or the conception and design of intelligent spaces, considering ecological and economic aspects.

The Smart Building degree programme is dedicated to the aspect of sustainable and energy-efficient construction. Students learn to develop buildings that positively influence our quality of life. This involves a holistic view of buildings and living spaces that are convincing in terms of energy and resource efficiency. As future planners and designers, students will be able to help shape and change our living environment in a sustainable way.

Shaping a worthwhile digital and sustainable future

In IT, too, there are diverse and innovative projects dedicated to the topic of sustainability: Opportunities are being created through the application of new technologies and through digitalization. In the Information Technology and Systems Management degree program, but also in particular in Business Informatics and Digital Transformation, this special link between digitalization and sustainability is addressed: Directly at the interface between IT and business administration, students deal with business models based on the use of data and technologies, among other things, and examine their suitability for sustainable business with regional value creation. This knowledge serves students as a base for innovative approaches to shaping a digital, worth living and sustainable future.