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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

PICAIS fellow Professor Ingrid Piller researches language and diversity. A conversation about communicating without a common language, her origins in the Bavarian Forest region and her adopted home in Australia.

Das Organisationsteam und die Referentinnen und Referenten des Trinationalen Runden Tisches KI stehen als Gruppe vor Plakaten..

On 20 April, the University of Passau hosted the Trinational Round Table on Artificial Intelligence. Around 40 researchers from German, Austrian and Czech universities took the opportunity to engage in an exchange on current AI issues.

Sechs Herren und eine Dame überreichen eine Kooperationsvereinbarung zur Gründung des Zentrums Hochschule und Nachhaltigkeit Bayern (BayZeN) im Bayerischen Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst: von links nach rechts sieht man Prof. Dr. Harald Kosch von der Universität Passau, Dr. Eric Veulliet von der HSWT, Wissenschaftsminister Markus Blume, Prof. Dr. Clemens Bulitta von der OTHAW, Prof. Dr. Niels Oberbeck von der Ohm, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien von der KU, Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann von der TUM

The presidents of six Bavarian universities for applied sciences signed a cooperation agreement to set up the Bavarian Network for Sustainability in Higher Education (BayZeN). The University of Passau is one of them.

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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