Professor Hannah Schmid-Petri, who holds the Chair of Science Communication at the University of Passau, has been put in charge of a new project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that takes climate research as a case in point to study how researchers handle online input from society.
Law primarily addresses standard situations, but standard situations are threatened by exceptional events (war, natural disasters, etc.). Providing regulations for this is the subject of disaster law and the task of this research project.
A countrywide cluster project has been launched to study the potential of what are called "windCORES". These wind turbines house data centres and supply them with the power produced on site using a system that is practically climate-neutral.
The BMWK Project “Enersat” of University of Passau, Zentrum für Telematik (ZfT), Institut für Energie- und Hochspannungstechnik (IEHT) researches on reliable satellite network architectures to support normal and emergency operation of sustainable energy systems.
What does society need to transition away from a fossil-fuel-driven economy to one that is bio-based? To study the societal impulse and impact of the global bioeconomy, ecological economist Dr Terese Venus is setting up the University’s largest junior research group to date.
How to reduce emissions in the transport sector while maintaining our mobility? "SynphOnie", a research cluster funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that includes a team of researchers from the University of Passau headed by Professor Tobias Harks, is developing a mathematical model of transport flows to help make transport planning both needs-based and sustainable.
In collaboration with the degree programme Global Sales and Marketing at the Steyr Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, the Cluster of Environmental Technologies Bavaria and the agency Business Upper Austria, the CENTOURIS Institute of the University of Passau is lending a hand to businesses as they navigate the green transformation induced by climate change towards sustainable, circular and profitable business.
The CRISPR/Cas genome editing technique has sparked a revolution in medical procedures involving genetic modification. This poses a number of legal, ethical and biomedical challenges. To address these, a team of researchers headed by the legal scholar Professor Hans-Georg Dederer has launched a new, interdisciplinary BMBF cluster project at the University of Passau, which has been awarded a grant of 1.
How must knowledge be conveyed so that it is retained over the long term and can be applied flexibly? This is the central question addressed by the DFG research unit "Lasting Learning". The spokesperson of the research unit is psychologist Professor Tobias Richter from Würzburg.
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