At the University of Passau, digital actors from industry, academia, and government are working together to advance digital systems research through IRIXYS, a new interdisciplinary network.
Affective reactions—or gut feelings—play a key role in consumer decision-making. Researchers at the University of Passau are seeking to understand this process better and help consumers make better decisions.
The internet giants need smart regulation. At Passau University, Information Systems professor Jan Krämer and his team are developing models for this.
The digital research platform IRIXYS was founded in 2016 by the University of Passau, the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon), and the University of Milan with the aim of bringing together the best minds of the future from the fields of politics, science, and business.
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.
Prof. Krämer and his team are researching laws in digital markets at the University of Passau's Chair of Internet and Telecommunications Business.
Stefan Bauernschuster from the University of Passau and Christian Traxler from the Hertie School argue that a speed limit would not only lead to fewer deaths and injuries, but also has positive effects for those living in the vicinity of highways.
Young economist Dr Katrin Huber has received an award for her doctoral thesis at the University of Passau. In her thesis she uses microeconometric methods to examine the effects of income shocks, a change of the parental leave benefits system and the extension of public childcare on labour supply decisions in partnerships and on the development of children.
Professor Ralf Hohlfeld, the holder of the Chair of Communication Studies at the University of Passau has, with his students, analysed more than 1800 Telegram and Facebook posts of conspiracy influencers and prominent AfD members about the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show that the discourse on Telegram is much more radical. However, the term “coronavirus denier” is largely not applicable.
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.