The University of Salzburg, also known as the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (German: Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg, PLUS), named after its founder, Prince-Archbishop Paris Lodron, is a public university in Salzburg municipality, Salzburg state, Austria. It is divided into the four faculties Natural Sciences, Cultural and Social Sciences, Law and Catholic Theology. Established in 1622, the university was closed in 1810 and re-established in 1962. Today, it has around 18,000 students and 2,800 employees and is the largest educational institution in Salzburg state.
The University of Salzburg sees great potential for projects that bring together citizens with science. It is an excellent objective for the university to build a bridge between the academic world and society, which is why the University created it's own "Citizen Science Point of contact".