For me, it’s the best possible scenario for carrying on my ecological research. Germany is one of the leading countries in climate change research. And I am at a prestigious university surrounded by a very positive environment.
The programmes of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promote academic co-operation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and abroad. The Fellows below have chosen to pursue their research at our University – here is what they said of their experiences:
'My family and I lived in Melbourne before coming to Germany. Although Passau is much smaller, we feel better and more comfortable here than we did in Australia. We really enjoy being here. Besides the Chair, who offers great support, I want to mention the Welcome Centre: the staff, and I think I can speak for us all, are really fantastic.' more
'Germany is a leader in the research field resiliency in modern communication and power networks. Also, I have benefited from various opportunities to meet renowned researchers here at the University of Passau at the Chair of my host Professor Hermann de Meer and during my stay at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden.' more
'Exactly the expertise needed for my project': The Irish literary scholar Ronan Crowley worked as a Humboldt Fellow for two years for Professor Malte Rehbein (Chair of Digital Humanities). Crowley explores the literature of James Joyce and combines his analysis with computer-assisted techniques (more about his visit in this Campus Magazine article – German only).
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