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.
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.
Alexandra Molitorisová and Elijah Granet, doctoral students at the University of Bayreuth’s Food Law research group in Kulmbach, and Lissy Verrall from the Inns of Court College of Advocacy in London, have won first prize in an international competition organised by Liquid Legal Institute e.V. (LLI) in Munich. Law students and doctoral candidates from all over the world were invited to develop an oath that - analogous to the Hippocratic Oath in medicine – contains tenets of ethical self-obligation for lawyers in professional practice. In the end, the winning proposal of the Anglo-German team managed to prevail over more than 20 others from five continents.
During its International Conference held from 14th to 17th July 2021, the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence has announced that keynote speaker Professor Dr. Fatou Sow will receive the BIGSAS honorary doctorate from the University of Bayreuth. The Senegalese sociologist is recognized for her unwavering commitment to the cause of women and her outstanding scholarly achievements in feminist topics on the African continent.
What needs does society have in respect of the regulation of video platforms? Hannah Schmid-Petri, Professor for Science Communication at the University of Passau, and IT law expert, Professor Dirk Heckmann from the TU München (Technical University of Munich), are providing important insights for the European digital strategy in a joint bidt-project.
In 2021, the Bayreuth Humboldt Centre, which promotes international research cooperation at the University of Bayreuth, will once again invite six Senior and Junior Fellows to Bayreuth. The researchers from Argentina, Finland, Italy, Morocco, Poland, and South Africa will work on joint research projects in the cultural, social and natural sciences with researchers from the University of Bayreuth. The Senior and Junior Fellows, selected by the Centre's External Advisory Board, were recently appointed by the University Governing Board of the University of Bayreuth.
What are citizens' attitudes towards the state? How does this influence their willingness to pay taxes? An interdisciplinary research team, funded with 1.5 million euros, is investigating these questions.
To what extent does our cultural background and the legal environment affect how willing we are to disclose our personal data? Does it make a difference if the data is transferred to another country—a common feature of many transactions? An interdisciplinary group of researchers from three of the University’s faculties are currently investigating these and other questions in a project entitled ‘Vektoren der Datenpreisgabe’ (vectors of data disclosure). This project, which is to include an international comparative study, will combine approaches from the academic disciplines of law, cultural studies and information systems to tackle the topic.