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In front of the Sports Centre, there is a sculpture by Fritz Koenig that reminds many people of a knee joint. Its name, "Karyatide" (caryatid) sounds a bit medical. However, a caryatid is a type of architectural feature - a supporting pillar sculpted to look like the statue of a woman. In the case of this sculpture, its name may mean "caryatid", but it is not actually a caryatid.
The sculpture is famous for its much bigger sister - which was named Grosse Kugelkaryatide N.Y. (Great Spherical Caryatid of New York) by the artist. It became commonly known as "The Sphere", and was placed at Plaza Fountain by the World Trade Center. It survived the 9/11 attacks, damaged, and became an icon of resilience and remembrance as a result. Now, The Sphere can be found in Liberty Park.
Rektor-Karl-Heinz-Pollok-Strasse is a short access road leading, among other things, to the ITZ building. It is lined by large trees, which are home to little black squirrells and frequently visited by songbirds.
The Admin Building is home to various services and departments, including the International Office, the Centre for Careers and Competencies, the Student Registration Office and the Examinations Office. It's not necessarily an everyday part of student life, but most students have to find their way to it sooner or later.
Opposite Rektor-Karl-Heinz-Pollok-Strasse, Rudolf-Guby-Strasse branches off from Innstrasse. The University has a few offices in that street, too. On Innstrasse, the bus stop for this part of campus is called Wörthstrasse.
The Examinations Office can advise you about exams, recognition of academic credits, dissertations/theses and assessment-related paperwork.
The Centre for Careers and Competencies offers workshops to boost your key skills and prepare you for the world of work. Here, you can also get careers advice and help with finding work placements.
As a student, you can use the careersUP web portal and the Campus meets Company careers fair to connect with employers.
Our campus features many art works for visitors to discover. One example is the caryatid by Fritz Koenig by the entrance of the Sports Centre: it’s a sister piece to his world famous art work 'The Sphere', which is located at Liberty Park in New York.
Tip: Find the coffee table book 'Kunst am Campus' in the library to explore our collection of public Art.
The International Office advises international students and students who take part in an international exchange programme.
The iStudi-Coach helps international students look for work placements and jobs.
For academics and researchers, the Welcome Centre provides practical support for their stay in Passau.
The Sports Centre offers 60+ courses to staff and students.
Future P.E. teachers use the centre for the practical elements of their education.
The sport science laboratory is available for diagnostic and performance measurements, including planning the training programme for athletes.