Declining membership numbers, financial worries and not enough young talent: Only one year into the pandemic it has become apparent that the choir scene in the German-speaking world has suffered considerable damage as a result of the restrictions that come with the covid pandemic. In addition, choirs fear their membership numbers will continue to crumble in the time after the crisis. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Prof. Dr. Kathrin Schlemmer, who holds the professorship for musicology at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU).
How are metropolises worldwide developing? And what do their residents say about it? Linguist Carolin Biewer from the University of Würzburg aims to investigate this question together with the German Aerospace Center – and is funded with EUR 900,000.
A Ten-Year Mentoring Journey Begins for the World’s Most Outstanding 119 Students in STEMM and their 119 World-Class Mentors
The huge Buzludzha monument in the Bulgarian mountains stands out. It looks like a stranded UFO that is increasingly decaying. In an interview, Professor Thomas Danzl explains how this iconic monument of post-war socialist modernism is to be preserved, why this is also about controlled decay, and why he was impressed by more than just the largest modern murals in Europe.
The travel industry has suffered for more than a year under the coronavirus crisis. It is hitting river cruise operators particularly hard, who anticipate lasting changes in the market as a result of the lockdown and the changes in travel behaviour. This is the conclusion drawn by a sector survey conducted by the CENTOURIS market research institute at the University of Passau in March 2021.
The digital economy is dominated by large platforms such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon. What are the consequences for the economy and society? In our novel Distinguished Keynote Series 'Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE) ', an interdisciplinary team from the University of Passau headed by the business information systems expert Professor Jan Krämer and the innovation researcher Professor Andreas König will be bringing outstanding international scientists to Passau digitally.
A research team from the University of Passau is part of the German Committee Future Earth (DKN) working group “Sustainable, transformative and circular bioeconomy”. The agricultural sociologist Professor Martina Padmanabhan and the cultural anthropologist Dr Patrick Keilbart are committed to new possibilities of communicating climate change – for example with the help of art.
Around two thirds of men and half of women in Germany* are overweight, according to statistics collected by the German Obesity Society. Concurrently millions of people want to lose weight. One way to do this is exercising. But what influence does sport have on (direct) eating habits? Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Nebraska (USA) have now investigated this question for the first time.
Rethinking Environment: The Environmental Humanities and the Ecological Transformation of Society
The University of Augsburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich invite applications for 12 Doctoral Positions in their new International Doctorate Program (IDK) funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria. Deadline: April 15, 2021.
The rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and concurrent climate change has led to yield reductions of grass-rich grassland vegetation in the past century. This observation was made by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) who, working jointly with colleagues from Rothamsted (U.K.), conducted a study on the world’s oldest permanent ecological experiment there.