The career of American Studies scholar Georgiana Banita has not followed the traditional path; she thinks and works flexibly on a project-by-project basis. In “Security for All,” she explores the controversial practice of predictive policing.
LMU anthropologist Sahana Udupa studies the sociopolitical impact of digital media, with a focus on the dynamics of extreme rhetoric on online platforms. Global collaborations are vital to understanding this global phenomenon.
Enabling local higher education for young people in poverty-stricken areas, social hotspots and crisis zones - that is the aim of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) in cooperation with Jesuit Worldwide Learning - Higher Education at the Margins (JWL). To do this worldwide, it uses innovative digital teaching and learning formats. “With our service we can reach countries and regions in which there is hardly any basis for training future teacher. Our students will themselves become multipliers of education in their environment, who in turn will be able to competently coach other people through their learning journeys,” says KU President Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien.
Musical encounters as a stepping stone for social exchange and participation - this is the principle pursued by the Master’s degree “Community Music” at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), whose concept for practical projects by students under the direction of Prof. Dr. Daniel Mark Eber-hard has now been awarded the international “Uniservitate Award” for service learning projects. A total of 200 applicants hoped to win the accolade which has been awarded for the first time for seven world regions by the international Uniservitate network this year.
From July 6 to 9, the international annual conference of the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple" will take place for the third time. Registration for participation in person or online is still possible until July 5.
She is a pioneer of gender studies in Africa and a feminist who has combined her scholarly work with decades of advocacy for women's rights in all areas of politics, society, economics, and religion. Senegalese sociologist and activist Dr. Fatou Sow was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bayreuth on May 18, 2022. The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), the international graduate school of the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple" at the University of Bayreuth, had proposed her name for this honour. Dr. Fatou Sow is one of the first African women to receive an honorary doctorate in Germany.
The images are legendary: Tennis stars who hit the deciding match ball just outside the line, golfers who putt the ball past the cup from only inches away, and speakers who suddenly can't say a word. These individuals all have one thing in common: They are unable to access their performance abilities in a crucial situation. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) investigated the phenomenon and has come up with a solution.
The University of Bayreuth is establishing a new focus in interdisciplinary peace and conflict research. As a member of a network dealing with interpretive struggles and their influence on conflicts, it is involved in the founding of a regional centre for peace and conflict research in Bavaria. It is also a partner in a new network of competence that examines power structures in conflicts and peace efforts that were shaped by colonialism and continue to have an impact today. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund both projects for four years from 1 April 2022, and the University of Bayreuth will receive a total of around € 2 million.
In contrast to developments in Western Europe, religion continues to gain importance globally - also with regard to political processes of recent times. Even in the current Ukraine conflict, religion plays a role after the country’s Orthodox Church was split with the nation’s independence in the early 1990s. Knowledge about Orthodox Churches and Churches of the Christian Orient in the Middle East, however, remains scattered around the world.
By today’s signing of their cooperation agreement, the University of Augsburg (UNIA), the Munich School of Philosophy (HFPH) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have laid the foundation stone for the joint “Center for Responsible AI Technologies”, which will bring philosophical, ethical and social science issues into the development of AI technologies in an integrated approach to research. Supported by three newly created professorships at UNIA, TUM and HFPH and financed by “Hightech Agenda Bayern”, the new cross-location center will make a valuable contribution to socially responsible and trustworthy AI innovations.