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.
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.
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) - financed early career researchers working on fields related to privacy and digitalisation.
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.
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.