Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Research Projects

Research Projects

IndORGANIC: Passau Researchers prepare real Green Transformation Indonesia

IndORGANIC: Passau Researchers prepare real Green Transformation Indonesia

Turning Indonesia organic: Can the agriculture of the world’s largest island country be transformed into a bioeconomy? A research team at the University of Passau explores the potential of organic farming in Indonesia - the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) supports the project with a budget of EUR 882.

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LIB(e)RO: Libraries in Europe provide starting aid for minor and young refugees

LIB(e)RO: Libraries in Europe provide starting aid for minor and young refugees

Libraries collect and preserve the knowledge of societies: Now, libraries in Austria, Germany and Greece explore their potential to make use of this knowledge and establish themselves as intercultural learning environment for refugees - with the help of an e-learning platform.

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Tracing the footsteps of Volga Germans in post-Soviet archives

Tracing the footsteps of Volga Germans in post-Soviet archives

Enticed into the Russian Empire by Tsarina Catherine II, ethnically German Russians (also known as Volga Germans) left many traces in Russia and the post-Soviet states. A research group at the University of Passau is now tracing their footsteps and collecting their findings in a handbook to facilitate future research in this area.

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ViSIT - virtual museum for Passau and Kufstein

ViSIT - virtual museum for Passau and Kufstein

ViSIT, a programme funded by the EFRE within the project Interreg Bayern-Österreich 2014 - 2020, uses the digital structural transformation for an enhanced valorization of our cultural heritage: The Passauer Veste Oberhaus and the Festung Kufstein are the two exponants of castles and residences in the Inn-Salzach-Donau region that will be developed for visitors by using multimedia installations and a virtual compound system -further locations like Golling, Salzburg, Tittmoning and Burghausen will likewise be integrated.

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Research Training Group: Privacy and Digitalisation

Research Training Group: Privacy and Digitalisation

How do Social Media, Big Data and digital tracking change the definition of privacy? The Research Training Group 1681 "Privacy" of the University of Passau - funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) - wil finance early career researchers working on fields related to privacy and digitalisation.

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PACE – Passau Centre for eHumanities

PACE – Passau Centre for eHumanities

The Passau Centre for eHumanities (PACE) investigates new computer-based approaches to determine the needs of the humanities and cultural studies fields for research and teaching. The Centre The Passau Centre for eHumanities (German) is an important component of the eHumanities field at the University of Passau.

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Tree Ring Isotopes II

Tree Ring Isotopes II

The world’s tropical forests are not only a central component of the terrestrial carbon cycle but also a key part of the natural water cycle. It is, therefore, crucial to find out what effects an increasing carbon concentration and changing climatic conditions have on the growth of tropical trees and their water-use-efficiency (WUE), as any changes in their carbon uptake and water release will inevitably have global effects.

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technikethikwerkstatt (technology and ethics laboratory)

technikethikwerkstatt (technology and ethics laboratory)

A fascination for technology and an awareness of the ethical limitations - the technikethikwerkstatt aims to convey both to youngsters and students. In seminars and workshops, young people intensively study the sustainable and responsible use technical innovations.

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Digital Humanities Bavaria

Digital Humanities Bavaria

In light of the ever-increasing role digitalisation plays in both research and many professional fields related to the humanities, this project is devoted to introducing students of humanities to the basics of computer science as well as digital humanities.

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Typology and Theory of Remotivation

Typology and Theory of Remotivation

Do German butterflies fold lemons? One of the things Professor Rüdiger Harnisch examines in this project is why utterances are loaded with additional meaning.The German Research Foundation is funding the project ‘Typology and theory of remotivation’ of the Chair of German Language, which is held by Professor Rüdiger Harnisch.

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Sino-German Research Project on Environmental Education

Environmental education

What does it take to realise sustainable development?  When analysing this question, stakeholders from civil society who are willing and able to act take a leading role. Article 36 of the action programme ‘Agenda 21’ adopted during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, already mentions education as a key factor on the path to greater sustainability.

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