AI in aviation presents legal challenges alongside technical ones. Researchers at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt are working to develop ethical guidelines that could support the adoption of new technologies.
Although more than half of the world’s rivers have been altered by human activity and climate change, the floodplain ecosystems along the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan remain largely untouched.
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.
Thanks to batteries, households with a photovoltaic system on their roofs can now use more of the solar power they have generated themselves. A large number of new business models for decentralized energy supply is not the only feature of the battery market that Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Zademach, professor of Economic Geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is researching in his new project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Freight and goods traffic has increased to a degree that it now makes up nearly 30 percent of all the traffic in German cities. “The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced and accelerated this trend, as online trade and with it deliveries have boomed,” says Prof. Dr. Pirmin Fontaine. He holds the junior professorship for Operations Management at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-ingolstadt (KU) and is currently looking into the potential of cargo bikes for city deliveries.
How thick is the remaining layer of glacial ice in the Alps? And what is going on underneath that cover of ice? A research team of the Geography Department at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Inolstadt (KU) is taking a look at what happens when glaciers melt - and thereby identifies potential danger zones.
When the demand for workers significantly exceeds the supply, companies in the United States place less emphasis on formal degrees when it comes to job applications. Instead, skills and competencies become more important. This is the conclusion of a study with the participation of Christina Langer, which has now been published in the renowned Harvard Business Review. Christina Langer is a research associate at the Chair of Macroeconomics at the Ingolstadt School of Management Ingolstadt (WFI) of Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and a visiting scholar at the ifo Institute in Munich.
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.
Alcoholism and unemployment lead to a vicious circle: If you are unemployed, you are more likely to fall prey to an addiction - and if you are addicted, you are more likely to lose your job. “That is why employment is a core element for success in the rehabilitation of alcoholics. However, only a minority asks for a vocational rehabilitation after they have completed medical rehab”, says Prof. Dr. Joachim Thomas, holder of the Chair of Psychological Diagnosis and Intervention at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU).