The new master degree programme Applied Research and Innovation in Computer Science* at the St. Pölten UAS trains specialists for activities at the interface between research and industry. The dual education with close practical reference prepares students for careers in the research, development and innovation departments of companies, research institutions, universities of applied sciences and other universities.
Future-oriented and international working and learning environment
An increasingly international focus is an essential component of the further development of teaching and research at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. With the establishment of the English-language master degree programme Applied Research and Innovation in Computer Science*, the St. Pölten UAS takes another important step towards offering both teaching staff and students a future-oriented and international working and learning environment.
The goal of the study programme is to prepare students for activities in cooperative and applied research projects. Within the framework of their training, students receive not only the necessary skills for carrying out innovative computer science research on their own but also the know-how required for the planning and reporting of research projects as well as the submission of research proposals.
Digital Transformation in Science and Business
The dual-system study programme allows students to spend equal amounts of time at the university and in companies or research institutions. “The design as a dual-system programme offers students not only a comprehensive theoretical education but also participation in research projects at companies, research centres, universities of applied sciences and other universities. An education at the highest scientific level in combination with a strong practical orientation gives students excellent opportunities for development”, says Edgar Weippl, head of the development team. The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences thus makes an important contribution
Top Career Opportunities
The Management Board of the St. Pölten UAS is pleased with the expansion of the existing range of studies. Gabriela Fernandes and Gernot Kohl, the two Executive Director of the St. Pölten UAS, say: “It is an important step towards our goal of strengthening internationalisation at the St. Pölten UAS. With the English-language orientation of the new programme, we can offer our students excellent career opportunities in the national and international research landscape”.
The total number of study programmes in the fields of Media & Economics, Media & Digital Technologies, Computer Science & Security, Railway Technology & Mobility, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences offered at the St. Pölten UAS will thus be 23 from autumn 2019.
Further Information and Event Announcement
Further information on the new study programme as well as the further education programmes of the St. Pölten UAS is available under the following link and at these events:
- day, 15/03/2019 from 13:00, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
- BeSt Wien, 07/03/2019 to 10/03/2019, Stadthalle Wien
* subject to accreditation by AQ Austria (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation)