How can states take action against everyday tax evasion and how can a better tax morale be achieved? A team of students of the Deutsche Berufsschule Hong Kong has developed an exceptional solution which was given the Best Scientific Analysis Award at the nationwide “Young Economic Summit YES!”. The annual competition is a joint project with the ZBW - Leibniz Information Center Economics and the Joachim Herz Foundation in Hamburg. Researchers from the WFI Ingolstadt School of Management of the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) are among the academic partners of YES! and as such gave the school teams a current problem to work on.
The death of a loved one is a life-changing experience. Grief is a perfectly normal reaction to such a devastating loss. However, if the feeling of loss keeps dominating your life even after a long time - as is the case in five to ten percent of the bereaved - psychologists speak of the mental health syndrome “prolonged grief disorder”. The disorder was only recently recognized as a distinct syndrome. Led by psychologists of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), a special form of psychotherapy is being tested in treatment centers around Germany. The results so far are promising.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie (DGSKA – German Anthropology Association) has awarded Cluster member Sabrina Maurus with the “Dissertationspreis” – an award for the best dissertation in the field of sociocultural anthropology. It is the third award for Maurus’ dissertation.
Whether it’s feng shui from China, ritual magic in Germany, vodun in West Africa or kabbalah ma’asit in Israel: practices used to try and predict, control or manipulate future events can be found all over the world. A research unit led by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is to investigate and compare these esoteric practices in a large-scale interdisciplinary project that has received 3.7 million euros of funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) over the course of the next four years.
Professor Christine Schmitt, geographer at the University of Passau, is part of an international research team that proves – in a “Nature” article – that tropical African mountain forests store more carbon than previously thought.
The number of online job advertisements that present applicants with an option to work from home has risen to 12 percent in Germany in 2021. The amount has thus more than tripled compared to 2019. The ifo Institute and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) have come to this conclusion after the analysis of 35 million job advertisements.
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.
What effects do family education programs have on the integration of refugees with children? Dr. Annette Korntheuer, Professor of Basics and Theories of Social Work at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, has been looking into this since 2018 as part of a German-Canadian cooperation. The Canadian and German non-governmental organizations "Mother Matters" and "Impuls Deutschland Stiftung e.V.” took the initiative in this international study. The project was funded by the Canadian Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Trying to gain an overview of Jewish history in pre-modern Bavaria, it is easy to lose track of the bigger picture in the seemingly chaotic succession of settling, expulsion and renewed settling. A new digital map, created by researchers of Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, now provides us with a systematic insight into the history of Jewish settlements within the borders of modern-day Bavaria.
Linking new electrochemical processes with the production of high-value substances by enzymes and microorganisms is the goal of a still fledgling research approach, bioelectrosynthesis. Prof. Dr. Frank Hahn, head of a research group in organic chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, is seeking to advance this approach in the field of polyketides, a class of substances of significant importance in pharmacy and biomedicine. He will receive funding of approximately € 1 million from the Volkswagen Foundation over the next seven years as part of its "Momentum" initiative.