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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: Crowdworker. Eine Person sitzt in einem dunklen Zimmer allein vor dem Laptop.

Crowdworkers are part of new worlds of work, often associated with precarious working conditions. However, some manage to be successful and happy. Researchers from Passau and Melbourne have studied how that works.

During the “EUCON Round Table on EU Foreign Policy”, country experts for Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine discussed with a representative of the “EU foreign office” the future of the EU’s policy towards its Eastern neighbours.

Symboldbild für Reisen in der Zukunft mit KI.

"ReiseZukunft" is a project carried out by CenTouris at the University of Passau to gauge how customers feel about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in travel marketing.

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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