Scientists, along with students, are developing new concepts for the use of digital media in education.
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.
She is a pioneer of gender studies in Africa and a feminist who has combined her scholarly work with decades of advocacy for women's rights in all areas of politics, society, economics, and religion. Senegalese sociologist and activist Dr. Fatou Sow was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bayreuth on May 18, 2022. The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), the international graduate school of the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple" at the University of Bayreuth, had proposed her name for this honour. Dr. Fatou Sow is one of the first African women to receive an honorary doctorate in Germany.
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.
Physically fit primary school pupils feel better and can concentrate better. They are more likely to make it to higher-level secondary grammar schools than children with less sporting abilities. This has been confirmed for the first time in a study by the Department of Sport and Health Sciences at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
When the demand for workers significantly exceeds the supply, companies in the United States place less emphasis on formal degrees when it comes to job applications. Instead, skills and competencies become more important. This is the conclusion of a study with the participation of Christina Langer, which has now been published in the renowned Harvard Business Review. Christina Langer is a research associate at the Chair of Macroeconomics at the Ingolstadt School of Management Ingolstadt (WFI) of Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and a visiting scholar at the ifo Institute in Munich.
The Centre for Energy Technology (ZET) at the University of Bayreuth today handed over a CO₂-powered air conditioning system to the Kulmbach Vocational School Centre (BSZ) for use in its operations and teaching. The system, which was developed on the campus of the University of Bayreuth, releases considerably less greenhouse gas than conventional air conditioning systems, and exemplifies the great ecological potential of this type of system. As a demonstrator, it will serve vocational training in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration technology in Kulmbach. The project was funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection.
The University of Bayreuth is establishing a new focus in interdisciplinary peace and conflict research. As a member of a network dealing with interpretive struggles and their influence on conflicts, it is involved in the founding of a regional centre for peace and conflict research in Bavaria. It is also a partner in a new network of competence that examines power structures in conflicts and peace efforts that were shaped by colonialism and continue to have an impact today. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund both projects for four years from 1 April 2022, and the University of Bayreuth will receive a total of around € 2 million.
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.
Do we have our best ideas while walking? Indeed, but even small movements while sitting improve creativity, as two researchers have discovered.