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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

Blick auf das Weiße Haus in Washington, D.C.; Symbolbild: Colourbox

The Office of US President Joe Biden sent Stefan Bauernschuster, Professor of Public Economics, a thank-you e-mail after one of his studies was cited in the new US Economic Report.

Am Freitag, 17. März, unterzeichneten Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der beteiligten Universitäten die Erklärung zur Gründung des Forschungsnetzwerkes für Digitale Sicherheit. Foto: UniBayern/Brauns

The presidents of Bavarian universities have come together to lay the foundations for a Bavarian digital security research network. The University of Passau will be in charge of the network's administrative management.

Die Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI) hat das Jahresgutachten 2023 an Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz und Bundesforschungsministerin Bettina Stark-Watzinger übergeben. Foto: David Ausserhofer

Professor Carolin Häussler is a member of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI), which presented its Report 2023 to the Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. She calls for a major paradigm shift in research and innovation policy.

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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