Researchers at the new Center for Philology and Digitality aim to bridge the gap between the humanities, computer science, and the digital humanities.
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.
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.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has created new possibilities for designing tailor-made proteins to solve everything from medical to ecological problems. A research team at the University of Bayreuth led by Prof. Dr. Birte Höcker has now successfully applied a computer-based natural language processing model to protein research. Completely independently, the ProtGPT2 model designs new proteins that are capable of stable folding and could take over defined functions in larger molecular contexts. The model and its potential are detailed scientifically in "Nature Communications".
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.
Major success for FAU researchers: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funding for two new research training groups (RTG) in fall 2022 and has extended funding for an existing RTG. This means that the DFG is providing around 15.3 million euros of funding for young researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) who are completing doctoral degrees in the fields of linguistics, literature studies, and applied mathematics
A new research project on the modernisation of SignWriting is being launched at Landshut University of Applied Sciences. The aim is to improve deaf people’s ability to communicate on a digitally-driven labour market.
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.
Remote learning during the pandemic has once more led to a discussion of the chances that might lie in a greater digitalization of classroom teaching. “We fall short, if we merely see digitalization in terms of technical equipment, that is to say, software and hardware. Any technology can only support teachers”, says Prof. Dr. Heiner Böttger, who holds the chair of English Didactics at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
Elisa Roßberger and Martin Gruber have been appointed to newly created junior professorships at the Chair of Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Both do research and teach in the field of Near Eastern Archaeology. The Volkswagen Foundation is funding the professorships with one million euros.