Research projects

Research projects

Below is a selection of current projects to give you a glimpse of some of the research subjects currently being worked on by researchers of the University of Passau.

Projects related to Science for the Networked Society 

Other current research projects

Projects related to Science for the Networked Society

SKILL: Passau pilot project on the further development of teacher education

SKILL: Passau pilot project on the further development of teacher education

SKILL, which stands for 'Strategien zur Kompetenzentwicklung: Innovative Lehr- und Beratungskonzepte in der Lehrerbildung' ('strategies for competency development: innovative teaching and advice concepts in teacher education'), is a joint cross-faculty project of the University of Passau, aimed at further developing teacher education in collaboration with the Teacher Education Centre (German).

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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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Digivation: Passau team develops construction kit and decision aid for digital services

Digivation: Passau team develops construction kit and decision aid for digital services

The 'Digivation' project unites an interdisciplinary team from Passau, Paderborn and Aachen, who work on innovative concepts to accelerate the digital transformation process of German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Adoption of innovative IT Services in the Business-to-Business Context

Adoption of innovative IT Services in the Business-to-Business Context

While there is a large body of research regarding the adoption of innovations at a consumer level, these decisions are under researched in a business-to-business (B2B) context. This particularly applies for service innovations, which is surprising since this type of innovation offers substantial growth opportunities for companies producing goods as well as services.

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Composition of R&D teams along the life cycle of firms

Composition of R&D teams along the life cycle of firms

A project team from Passau, Heilbronn and Frankfurt monitors several thousand German companies, which have been established since 1990. The researchers focus on the founders' role: Do they influence the innovative power of their company?

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Other current research projects

SEMIoTICS - An EU-project showcasing trustworthy Embedded Intelligence in IoT

SEMIoTICS - An EU-project showcasing trustworthy Embedded Intelligence in IoT

Global networks of interconnected computing devices, typically referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) create an enormous potential for new generations of IoT applications, by leveraging synergies arising through the convergence of consumer, business and industrial Internet, and creating open, global networks connecting people, data, and "things".

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ToF - Typology of Francophonies

ToF - 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 throughout the world.  42 different francophone regions in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania are analysed according to a uniform set of criteria and a uniform structure.

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DFG-project 'Pervolution': Evolution of Software-Performance

DFG-project 'Pervolution': Evolution of Software-Performance

Software systems today are so complex that even developers have lost sight of their performance. The DFG project 'Pervolution' aims at changing that: The computer scientist Prof. Dr. Sven Apel (University of Passau) and Prof.

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INTERREG-Project - Starting in Tradition

INTERREG-Project - Starting in Tradition

Laying the groundwork for a bilingual app and new teaching resources: The Universities of Passau and Southern Bohemia attend to the linguistic and literary heritage of the border region in a co-operative INTERREG project to break down barriers to educational synergies.

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REALiGN-HD: 'Human Genome Surgery'

REALiGN-HD: 'Human Genome Surgery'

The revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technique equals genome surgery: serious diseases could be simply cut out of the genome. Scholars from the University of Passau examine the legal aspects in an interdisciplinary team.

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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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PICCARD – Collaborative behaviour among software developers

PICCARD – Collaborative behaviour among software developers

Can vulnerabilities like the Heartbleed Bug be avoided? They can, says Dr. Janet Siegmund, a computer scientist at the University of Passau, but only if the communication is right. Dr. Siegmund and her team are working on a model that predicts the chances of success of a project based on the communication of the involved software developers.

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Data Neutrality and Open Access: Access to user data in the digital economy

Data Neutrality and Open Access: Access to user data in the digital economy

Google, Apple, Facebook or Amazon – one thing the most valuable companies in the world have in common is that they have exclusive access to their users’ data. What does this spell out for competition in digital markets?

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Knowledge and technology transfer in the southern Bohemian and Lower Bavarian region: Science meets Business

Knowledge and technology transfer in the southern Bohemian and Lower Bavarian region: Science meets Business

What do businesses need? What motivates society? The universities of Passau and České Budějovice are working on these questions. By establishing various networking activities, both universities wish to make science usable for business and society.

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classEx - Smartphone gives classes in strategic thinking

classEx - Smartphone gives classes in strategic thinking

This web application allows students to play with their smartphones in class: Through classEx, lecturers can conduct interactive surveys and classroom experiments. In the future, pupils might profit from that in their economics lessons.

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