Mindy Nunez Duffourc came from New Orleans to the University of Passau to do comparative research on medical malpractice law as a Humboldt Fellow at the Chair of Common Law. She then turned her research stay into a PhD project.
Many companies carefully time disclosures on losses of sensitive customer data. A new study based on publicly traded US companies shows that companies tend to announce data leaks on days when other news dominates the headlines. This limits the impact on the share price, but also increases the risk to persons whose data are leaked.
The Chair of Food Law at the University of Bayreuth has announced the winners of its scientific essay competition on the future of food law and food policy. Dr. Stephan Walch and Dr. Dirk Lachenmeier from the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office (CVUA) in Karlsruhe were awarded first prize for their analysis of the EU Novel Food Regulation. Anna Handte-Reinecker received second prize and Ankita Yadav third prize. Bayreuth master's students Anna Handte-Reinecker and Ankita Yadav received second and third prize, respectively. A publication of the award-winning essays is in preparation.
The CRISPR/Cas genome editing technique has sparked a revolution in medical procedures involving genetic modification. This poses a number of legal, ethical and biomedical challenges. To address these, a team of researchers headed by the legal scholar Professor Hans-Georg Dederer has launched a new, interdisciplinary BMBF cluster project at the University of Passau, which has been awarded a grant of 1.2 million euros by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The team includes researchers from Hannover Medical School as well as ethicists at the University of Bonn.
The University of Bayreuth and four African universities will continue their successful cooperation in the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple" in the next three years. High-ranking representatives of the five partner universities signed an agreement to this effect today in Lagos. The University of Lagos (Nigeria), Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya), Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) and Rhodes University (Makhanda, South Africa) will thus continue to strengthen and advance joint projects in the fields of research and knowledge transfer with their "African Cluster Centers (ACCs)".
The University of Bayreuth is once again among the top 10 universities in Germany in the subjects of law and economics. In the WirtschaftsWoche University Ranking 2022, it is - as in the previous year - the only smaller university in Germany to achieve a place in the top group in these subjects. The ranking is based on the assessment of HR managers from SMEs and industry, and once again shows that doors on the job market are wide open for Bayreuth graduates.
The universities of Augsburg and Ljubljana start a new research cooperation in law for looking into the different legal fora at the international and European level for addressing the challenges of climate change.
Supported by the Adalbert Raps Foundation, researchers at the University of Bayreuth have developed a guide for innovative food producers. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Kai Purnhagen, the EU regulatory environment for products derived from mushrooms and mushroom mycelium was scrutinized. The team of the Food Law research group at the Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Health, together with the Centre for German & European Food Law at the University of Bayreuth, also identified gaps in EU law as part of this project.
The Research Center for Law and Digitization (FREDI) at the University of Passau will hold a conference on Global Data Strategies on 20 and 21 September. Taking place in a hybrid online and in-person format, the conference is the first in a series of three.
Modern legal systems should protect human health and the environment, but at the same time also enable innovations to resolve important issues of the future. How successfully food law in the European Union fulfils these functions, and whether there is a need for reform, is being investigated in a new research project led by Prof. Dr. Kai Purnhagen, Chair of Food Law at the University of Bayreuth in Kulmbach. The project will be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Oberfrankenstiftung (Upper Franconia Foundation) to the amount of around € 800,000 over the next four years.