Even though the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is a small university, this does not mean that it lacks any kind of potential. Quite the contrary, due to our size different opportunities can be quite easily taken. This includes different classes held by various departments, research and developments projects done for major companies like Skidata, Sony, Daimler, etc., and events like Ludecat or the Robothon. The Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is divided into two campuses.
Urstein is a larger campus where 33 study courses are offered. In Kuchl you have the choice between 3 study courses. Students receive training in different disciplines of Engineering, Business and Social Sciences comprising Tourism, Business Management and Social Work, Design, Media & Arts and Health Studies. With its international orientation and focus on innovative research and teaching the university is a pioneer for future-oriented courses and practice-oriented solutions for business and society.
The campus offers a startupcenter as well, a startup incubator is settled here and once a year the SEA is taking place (Startup Executive Academy 2018). One major task of the FH Salzburg is, that it connects graduates with companies directly. Our campus has dedicated its teaching towards innovative ideas. At the startup center, students can take a mentorship to develop their idea into a business model.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
"The goals of the FH Startup Center: Salzburg is becoming Austria’s most important startup region – and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is becoming the most entrepreneur-friendly university in the region."
Encouraging faculty innovation and entrepreneurship:
"Salzburg University of Applied Sciences has a research budget totalling around 3 million euros per year. Approximately 30% of all third-party funding comes from companies, whilst the remaining two thirds come from a variety of different public funding agencies. " (https://www.fh-salzburg.ac.at/en/research-development/research-development/)
Actively supporting the university technology transfer function:
Facilitating university-industry collaboration: "The Research Coordination Office acts as the linchpin for Salzburg University of Applied Sciences’ varied research agendas and works closely with SUAS researchers, university services and university management, to which it also reports to. The office provides general support on research funding, research documentation and research communication." (https://www.fh-salzburg.ac.at/en/research-development/research-development/research-coordination-office/?null=&cHash=44c8160759216b5051f621229f4b8a93)
Engaging with regional and local economic development efforts:
Once a year we have the “CONTACTA” fair. It connects local businesses with alumni and interns. (https://www.fh-salzburg.ac.at/en/partner/career-center/job-and-recruiting-fair-contacta/). Furthermore, a Digital Transfer Centrum was implemented in 2018. Several workshops for companies in the region are held there. Additionally, conferences for SMEs and on topics like new business models are offered.
Link for Partnership: https://www.fh-salzburg.ac.at/en/partner/team-contact/
Change Story Video 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjBZrBfgiOw