SKIDATA cooperations with universities

Successfully combining practice and education

SKIDATA cooperations with universities

SKIDATA cooperations with universities

Again and again, SKIDATA employees decide to start studying while they work. Our proximity to the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is one major advantage of our location in Grödig near Salzburg. Thanks to the short distance and flexible working options, it is easy to combine continuing education with work. Numerous graduates proudly completed their studies this year.
Our cooperation with Austrian educational institutions also includes student visits to the SKIDATA headquarters; presentations and practical lectures by our staff at schools and universities; participation in various career events; internship opportunities; and the possibility for students to write their final paper or thesis at a company. SKIDATA´s Research & Development department promotes varied cooperations and development projects, for example with the Linz Center of Mechatronics, the University of Klagenfurt, the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the University of Salzburg´s Z-GIS (Department of Geoinformatics).

Bachelor´s thesis for IT & systems management at the University of Applied Sciences

While looking for an exciting thesis topic for his studies at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Thomas struck gold at SKIDATA. He focused his project on expanding the existing IT monitoring system by building services and environmental parameters. The goal was to increase the availability of IT components. As part of his internship in IT infrastructure at SKIDATA, he further developed his idea independently and could always rely on his colleagues” expertise when needed: “Working in the IT team was really fun. I could take an independent approach to solving tasks, and my co-workers were always available to help when I had questions.”

Interested in an internship or writing your thesis at an innovative company?

At SKIDATA it is possible to write your thesis or final paper not only in development or IT; this year, for example, thesis were also written in Human Resources. Students interested in writing their Bachelor´s thesis or Master´s thesis while working at a company can find more information at
Internships are regularly offered and unsolicited applications are always welcome.

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group ( belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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5083 Grödig/Salzburg
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