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Professor Carola Jungwirth, President of the University of Passau, said: 'Once more, this result shows that focusing our research and teaching on the effects of digitalisation on society is an effective strategy. I am very pleased about this strong result, which to achieve I consider to be one of the key tasks of the University. By subjecting ourselves to international comparisons like this, we can identify areas of potential for individual academic departments, faculties, and even the university as a whole. Ultimately, that enables us to discharge our duty to our early career researchers.'
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