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Hovering above the ITZ building and facing down river, the skyline of Passau provides a distant backdrop to the campus buildings in the foreground.
Notice a slightly hidden place: the FIM-meadow, behind the FIM Building and beside the ZMK Building. This meadow with its distinctive red aluminium sculpture by Erich Reusch isn't on a popular pedestrian route, so it is a perfect retreat for those who like to relax in quieter places.
Opposite the University, on the other side of Innstrasse, the landscape quickly begins to rise. The Spitzberg ridge is just enough of a hill to be a bit exhausting to traverse for the unfit. Lots of trees interspersed with the houses ensure that Passau's residential areas feel airy and open.
In the foreground, the sun dial outside the Juridicum seems designed to be viewed from above.
Facing up river, the ITZ Building's square root shape becomes very obvious from above.
Behind the sports fields, it seems like just a few buildings are left before forests take over the undulating landscape. In the distance, the river Inn is the border between Austria and Germany, but just before it reaches our campus, the border turns away from the middle of the river, so that Innstadt still just about belongs to Germany.
On the other side of the river, there are more trees and fewer houses. Hills are topped by fields, and the area feels a lot more rural. Even so, there are some student halls there. A pedestrian bridge downriver (near the Innsteg Auditorium) provides a convenient river crossing.
The open layout and green areas on campus create a calm, natural atmosphere.
Promoting sustainability is important to the University. Among other things, we support student-run projects that enhance sustainability, such as the vegetable and herb plots planted by the 'edible campus' project.
Find out more on the (German) page about sustainability: Nachhaltigkeit.
The University is pursuing plans to deliver 'medical education for the future'.
As part of the 'Hightech Agenda Bayern' initiative, a project group will be looking into the feasibility of establishing a medical campus in Passau.