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Neoclassica-team (left to right): Professor Siegfried Handschuh (computer scientist), Simon Donig (historian), Maria Christoforaki, Bernhard Bermeitinger (both: computer scientists)

Under the auspices of Neoclassica project, a team of computer scientists and a historian are teaching machines to recognise neoclassical furniture in images. To do this, they are using neural networks that Google has already pre-trained.

Insight into the laboratory for cultural heritage digitisation

Network research is a key pillar of digital humanities. The laboratory for cultural heritage digitisation, where documents and cultural artefacts are captured for data analysis, is the hub around which the networking-centred discipline revolves.


Data Policies

In many cases, internet users benefit from the prominent display of certain content, a study finds.

Researchers from Passau and Namur, Belgium, have investigated discriminatory practices of online platforms such as sponsored search results and paid prominence. The research was commissioned by Brussels-based think tank CERRE.

Dr. Daniel Schnurr, information systems scholar at the University of Passau

In the video interview, Dr. Daniel Schnurr, information systems scholar at the University of Passau, speaks about the fallout of the Facebook data scandal and about how users develop a sense of value for their data.

Since the end of May of this year, users have been able to take their personal data with them when they move on to different online platforms.

Michael Wohlfarth of the University of Passau shines an economic light on the right to data portability, which allows users to take their personal data with them. He arrives at a mixed verdict.

Just Order

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Our case study in Burkina Faso suggests that glasses costing a couple of dollars are still too expensive and need to be subsidised to reach high levels of coverage. Von Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm und Renate Hartwig (PhD)

Passau researchers present the findings of their study in Tunis.

Tunisia is regarded as a trailblazer when it comes to women's rights in the Islamic world. However, a weak economy exacerbates traditional gender role thinking, finds a Passau study conducted for the International Labour Organization.

Privacy Research

Graduate research fellows Martin Hennig, Miriam Piegsa and Lukas Edeler present the key findings of the lecture series.

From TV documentaries to the writing of history: narratives of surveillance are effective in many areas – also in areas you would not expect them to be. The key findings and insights of the lecture series in a nutshell, including video statements.

Information and Media Literacy

Student Hannes Wenzel on the 'Information and Media Literacy' Think Tank

Hannes Wenzel, who studies one of the Teacher Education Programmes, visited the Information & Media Literacy Think Tank during the winter semester and relates his impressions in the video clip. But the University won't leave it at that: an...

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