Informatics and digital Competences  is a cluster of four projects involving numerous researchers from various partner organisations across Austria:

  • University of Vienna
  • University of Klagenfurt
  • TU Vienna
  • University of Innsbruck
  • TU  Graz
  • University of Graz
  • Johannes Kepler University Linz

The goal of this project is to provide the broadest possible target group of people with computer and digital skills that will enable them to actively participate in shaping the digital transformation.

On this website you may find further information on participating researchers and universities, the project's structure, goals and work program.



TU Graz, in cooperation with the University of Graz, offers the English-language Master's Degree Program in Computational Social Systems, the first of its kind in Austria. This program trains experts who can extract valuable information from the data generated by the digital transformation, using IT methods and specialized skills while also guaranteeing the responsible use of data. Students from various disciplines receive an interdisciplinary education that combines aspects of computer science with one of four fields of specialization: Business Analytics, Societies, Technologies and Social Research, Human Factors, and Law and Computer Science.

In this program, students receive an academic education in informatics topics such as data management, algorithms, statistics, machine learning and data science and learn how to understand, classify and predict the behavior of people using digital technologies. Students apply this knowledge for the specific fields of application of their major. Depending on the focus, they become familiar with, for example, data-based business models, socio-technical issues, artificial life or robotics, or legal aspects of data analysis or blockchain technologies.

This project is funded under the 2019 Call 'Digital and social Transformation in University Education' by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.