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A study on the market power of tech giants

Discrimination of search results may work in consumers' favour

Should discriminating practices of tech giants such as paid prominence be banned outright? Researchers from Passau and Belgium who carried out a study for Brussels-based think tank CERRE think that might not be in consumers' best interests.

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Typology of Francophonies

The Typology of Francophonies throughout the world (ToF) project is aimed at developing a comprehensive description of the distribution of the French language around the globe.Read on

Coal barges come down the Mahakam river in Samarinda East Kalimantan. Photo by Kemal Yufri Greenpeace

Mining, Power and Gender in Indonesia

How does the mining industry affect indigenous groups, gender-specific power constellations and the environment? Passau's anthropologist Dr Kristina Großmann is researching these issues in Indonesia.Read on

German courses for international students

Learn German in one academic year

The University is currently accepting applications for the Academic German Year programme starting in October (winter semester). Please read on for details.Read on


Researchers advise against non-discrimination obligations for big online platforms

Researchers from Passau and Namur, Belgium, have investigated discriminatory practices of online...

Chair of Romance Languages and Cultures publishes first handbook on the distribution of the French language around the globe

The handbook, titled Manuel des francophonies, is the result of the first comprehensive survey of...

Fraunhofer IIS to set up a research group at the University

For Passau, it's an old dream come true – a non-university research institution setting up a branch...


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