Thursday, October 11, 2012
Successful Opening Event for the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS
One hundred guests gathered in the Europasaal at Edmundsburg on October 9 to welcome faculty, project partners, students and friends, and to celebrate the establishment of Z_GIS as a new interfaculty department at the University of Salzburg.
Vice Rector Erich Müller, Prof. Siegfried Reich (Salzburg Research) and Hofrat Gerfried Brandstetter noted the importance of Geoinformatics as an interdisciplinary field, and acknowledged the international reputation of the GIScience researchers at the internationally recognized Salzburg 'hub' for GIScience.
While the world 2012 is looking back at 50 years of GIS, division chairs Josef Strobl, Thomas Blaschke, Stefan Lang, Bernhard Zagel and their teams are looking forward to contributing their expertise to this interdisciplinary field in the coming years!