How will the future labor market look and are European education systems endowing the next generation with the skills they will need to succeed? These questions are at the heart of a new research project at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
What are the links between migrant career prospects and their working abroad in the EU? This was a guiding question of a research project coordinated by the University of Bamberg. The project aimed to develop a long-term approach to supporting migrant worker integration and combating labor shortages in the EU.
In collaboration with business partners, researchers are developing ways to improve mobility in rural regions and expand e-vehicle charging infrastructure.
Successful negotiating skills are important in business—but training this ability is both time-consuming and costly. To remedy this, researchers at HNU have combined speech recognition, artificial intelligence, machine learning and virtual reality to develop a virtual negotiation training.
Affective reactions—or gut feelings—play a key role in consumer decision-making. Researchers at the University of Passau are seeking to understand this process better and help consumers make better decisions.
The internet giants need smart regulation. At Passau University, Information Systems professor Jan Krämer and his team are developing models for this.
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.
Relatively minor support with the application process is enough to help families with lower educational attainment secure childcare places. A new study shows that mothers subsequently spend more working hours and that the earnings gap between mothers and fathers becomes narrower. A causal link has now been demonstrated for the first time in the case of women with relatively low school certificate who are particularly disadvantaged in the job market.
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. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project with 2.3 million euros.
The Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Bayreuth in Kulmbach is launching new interdisciplinary research on the supply of proteins through Novel Food. The composition of the disciplines under which Novel Food will be examined is unique: Researchers from the fields of biochemistry, food metabolome, psychology, nutrition sociology, food law and food supply chain management are involved. They will compare the quality of proteins from conventional foods with those from alternative foods.