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The research our scholars produce in their respective fields is without compare. In addition to this excellent body of individual research, however, interdisciplinary research conducted as part of impactful, international research groups and consortia is an equally essential part of the culture of research at the University of Passau. The Digital Research Magazine is a cross-media magazine that showcases the research carried out here and tells the stories of the people behind it.

Research news

Is EU membership for Moldova possible given the conflict over Transnistria? Researchers from the University of Passau address this question in a policy paper.

The KIMoNo project "AI-based cross-type mobility optimisation in non-urban regions" demonstrates the efficient, flexible and safe transport of laboratory samples in an emergency in the Passau region.

In a study published in the Nature journal ‘Scientific Reports’, linguists from Passau and Leipzig have compared body part vocabularies in 1028 languages.

Europe week

What concerns the Czech Republic and Eastern Bavaria 20 years after the EU's eastern enlargement? Panel discussion with researchers and practitioners from both countries.

The Science Hub for Europe brought together students, school pupils, teachers, and researchers through readings, workshops and the Bavarian State Chancellery's EUropaTour bus.

Focal points

Civil society, businesses and the government need answers from the scientific community to overcome challenges and to achieve sustainable development. This requires thorough analysis from a variety of disciplines. For its research, the University of Passau relies on interdisciplinary, cross-faculty cooperation and places its focus on three areas:

Focal point: Europe

Political boundaries: Owing to its history and location as a tri-country borderland university, critical engagement with social, ecological, economic, cultural and political dynamics in Europe comes naturally to our University.

Schwerpunkt Nachhaltigkeit an der Universität Passau: Grüne Kugel angelehnt an das Symbol des grünen Punkts, umrandet von Natur und Gebäuden aus dem Passauer Stadtbild. Illustration: Isabel Groll

The limits of growth: Examining the challenges of social transformation with regard to social justice, climate neutrality and sustainable development is considered a particularly vital endeavour at our University.

Focal point: Digitalisation

Digital boundaries and opportunities: Scholars at our University are researching the technologies that drive the digital transformation as well as the impacts of digitalisation on society as a whole.

Research projects

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