Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Research Projects

Research Projects

Brazil's Atlantic Forest: strategies against drastic droughts

Brazil's Atlantic Forest: strategies against drastic droughts

Geographers at the University of Passau coordinate a project, that prepares a prevention strategy for the border between the Brazil's Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado. The research team collects data for points at which the ecosystem could tip.

more

European network of excellence: Passau Researchers analyse gender relations in Indonesia and India associated with the challenges implied by climate change

European network of excellence: Passau Researchers analyse gender relations in Indonesia and India associated with the challenges implied by climate change

Masculinised mining industry meets equal indigenous society: How does this affect gender and the power relations within the local community? The sociologist Professor Martina Padmanabhan and the Development Economist Professor Michael Grimm found a European network of excellence on Feminist Political Ecology that carefully examines gender relations in the responses to environmental challenges.

more

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.

more

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.

more

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.

more

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.

more

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.

more

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.

more

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.

more

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.

more

Item 1 to 10 out of 19
2 
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.

more