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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 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

Symbolbild für Cybersecurity in der Zukunft. Ein Handy ist umgeben von App-Symbolen und einem Schloss in der Mitte.

The Bavarian research consortium ForDaySec is organizing a series of lectures on the future of digital security in everyday life. The series is also available on YouTube.

A native of Berlin, Dr Manuela Fritz came to Passau to study Southeast Asia: She has now been awarded the Kulturpreis Bayern for her doctoral thesis about the effects of climate change on chronic illnesses.

Symbolbild: Kinderschuhe in der Unikinderkrippe "Krabbelstube Krümelkiste".

A study conducted by economists from the Universities of Passau and Potsdam has revealed that, while public childcare allows mothers to return to work soon after childbirth, a quick return is no ticket to career advancement.

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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