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University of Passau

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Profile

The University of Passau stands for excellent research and outstanding study conditions in one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Cosmopolitanism and diversity are essential components of this excellence. Passau combines science, culture, and entrepreneurial spirit in a unique way. This close networking is one of our greatest strengths.

Students from more than 100 countries study here at four faculties. Many courses are interdisciplinary and cross-faculty. With over 260 partner universities worldwide, numerous double degree programmes and a broad and subject-specific range of foreign languages, the university creates a strong international focus. A distinctly welcoming culture and the creation of excellent working conditions for all members – especially for students and early career researchers – are central objectives of the university. Its graduates benefit from a global network for life.

The University of Passau was founded in 1978 as a so-called borderland university at the tri-border region, and quite literally had the theme of Europe in sight with its immediate border with Austria and proximity to the Iron Curtain. This history is addressed by the thematic focus and transferred in research and teaching into a modern intercultural profile with European emphasis.

The European responsibility for finding common solution strategies for the global challenges of our time has increasingly led to our research addressing development issues and has given rise to the Master’s degree programme in Development Studies spanning different faculties. The location of the campus in the middle of the FFH territory (Natura 2000), a highly efficient building technology and a conscious use of natural resources create the framework for this.

Since 2011, the University of Passau has consistently focused on another global development: the social impact of digitalisation. The expansion programme Technik Plus and the second phase of the successful DFG Graduate Research Training Group Privacy led to the emergence of sustainable impulses for interdisciplinary collaboration among faculties, with an emphasis on creating synergies between the humanities and computer science.

President

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bartosch

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bartosch

The university is a member of the following BayWISS Joint Academic Partnerships:

Communication & Media

Digitalisation

Social Change

Life Sciences and Green Technologies

Professors

Currently 7 professors of University of Passau are active members in our Joint Academic Partnerships and Working Groups.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Anhuf

Prof. Dr. Dieter Anhuf

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Life Sciences and Green Technologies
Prof. Dr. Werner Gamerith

Prof. Dr. Werner Gamerith

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Life Sciences and Green Technologies
Prof. Dr. Oliver Hahn

Prof. Dr. Oliver Hahn

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Communication & Media
Prof. Dr. Horst-Alfred Heinrich

Prof. Dr. Horst-Alfred Heinrich

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Social Change

Prof. Dr. Ralf Hohlfeld

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Communication & Media
Prof. Dr. Harald Kosch

Prof. Dr. Harald Kosch

University of Passau

Member of Working Group:
Digitalisierung und Lehre

Prof. Dr. Tomas Sauer

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Digitalisation

Doctoral Candidates

Currently 9 doctoral candidates are being supervised at University of Passau as part of our cooperative model "Verbundpromotion".

Awais Ahmad

Awais Ahmad

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Communication & Media
David Castro Lotero

David Castro Lotero

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Communication & Media
Thomas Eckerl

Thomas Eckerl

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Communication & Media
Lukas Kick

Lukas Kick

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Communication & Media
Lea Sophia Lehner

Lea Sophia Lehner

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Communication & Media
Hanning Liang

Hanning Liang

Landshut University of Applied Sciences

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Digitalisation
Simon Schmidbauer

Simon Schmidbauer

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Social Change
Michael Sengl

Michael Sengl

University of Passau

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Communication & Media
Daniel Vögele

Daniel Vögele

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg

Member of Joint Academic Partnership:
Digitalisation

Alumni