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24 November 2022
Room: 002 ITZ and hybrid via Zoom
Speaker One: Prof. Dr. Martina Padmanabhan, Head of the Critical Development Studies Chair with focus on Southeast Asian Studies since 2013, University of Passau, her research focuses on: Comparative Development Studies, Gender Studies, Institutional Analysis, Social-ecological research, Trans- and Interdisciplinarity
Speaker Two: Siti Maimunah, Doctoral Student at the Chair of Critical Development Studies, University of Passau
Speaker Three: Afroza Shimu, Doctoral Student at the Chair of Development Economics, University of Passau
Speaker Four: Udit Sawhney, Doctoral Student at the Chair of Development Economics, University of Passau
Event Moderation: Dr. João de Deus Vidal Jr., Postdoctoral Student at the Chair of Physical Geography with a focus on Human-Environment Research, University of Passau
The Welcome Centre of the University of Passau, in cooperation with PICAIS and the Graduate Centre, will host its first Panel Discussion under the main topic of “Gender relations in a changing environment" on 24 November 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m.
During the panel, we are expecting an interactive dialogue between professors, international post-doctoral researchers as well as doctoral students and candidates who will focus on different aspects of the topic from Feminist Political Ecology, Climate Change and environmental issues to Migration, Agriculture as well as activism. Therefore, the event will provide an opportunity to highlight the relationship between gender and the challenges posed by a changing environment. The panel discussion will take place as a hybrid format with a limited number of participants in attendance (ITZ 002) and an unlimited number of virtual participants.
If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, in which you state your current status at the university (whether you are a student, international researcher, etc.). We look forward to seeing you there!
Is Palm Oil Production sustainable? - Insights from Indonesia
29 September 2022
Speakers: Matin Qaim (University of Bonn and ZEF) and Herman Waibel (University of Hanover)
Discussion by Siti Amanah, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia
Event moderator: Michael Grimm
You can find more information here.
Please register before 27 September 2022 by sending a short email mentioning your name and affiliation (if any) to: DevEcon@uni-passau.de.
This Symposium is part of a two-day workshop funded by PICAIS and support from the Neuburger Gesprächskreis which deals with interventions and instruments to enhance sustainable farming practices in Indonesia and beyond. Speakers come from various Indonesian institutions and several German Universities and institutes.
The Passau International Centre for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (PICAIS), in collaboration with the Research Training Group "Digital Platform Ecosystems"(DPE) and the Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Grimm) organised a symposium:
Digitalization of Africa – Can digitalization address development bottlenecks?
13 July 2022, from 15:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
The workshop addressed developmental constraints in Sub-Saharan Africa and discussed possible solutions through digitalisation. The event featured talks by Dr. Edward Asiedu, first Research-in-Residence Fellow of PICAIS, and Prof. Jann Lay from the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. Whereas Edward Asiedu focused on interventions to enhance digitalization and the effectiveness of these interventions, Jann Lay focused on the implications for African labour markets.
The event ended with a Round Table Discussion on “Achieving an Inclusive Digital Ecosystem in Africa”. Panelists next to Dr. Edward Asiedu and Prof. Jann Lay were Dr. Patricia Boshe (Research Centre for Law and Digitalisation (FREDI)) and Prof. Jan Krämer (Spokesperson of the RTG DPE) both from the University of Passau.
We thank you for yur numerous participation!
In the winter semester, a public lecture series at the University of Passau will focus on the topic of "Change of perspective in science and society - sustainability in the field of tension of digitalization", highlighting in particular the area of ecological sustainability and resource issues.
The following event will take place on Wed., Feb. 9, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:
Mascha Brost and Jürgen Weimer (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt);
Jochen Benz (ZF Mobility Solutions):
Potenziale und Risiken von automatisiertem Fahren für die Mobilitätswende
More Information will be available on the German page.
This winter semester, we are pleased to cooperate with the Faculty of Law (Prof. Dr. Martin Asholt) and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Dr. Thorsten Benkel) in the interdisciplinary lecture series "10 Minutes".
The public lecture series "Passauer 10 Minuten zum Thema Gewalt" (Passauer 10 Minutes on Violence) will take place from October 20, 2021 to February 09, 2022 on Wednesdays from 11:50 to 12:10.
This summer semester, we were pleased to cooperate with the Faculty of Law (Prof. Dr. Moritz Hennemann) and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Prof. Dr. Anna Henkel) in the interdisciplinary lecture series "10 Minutes".
The public lecture series with the German titel "Passauer 10 Minuten | 10 Minuten Soziologie: Stress; 10 Minuten Rechtswissenschaft: Digitalisierung" took place from April 14 to July 14, 2021 on Wednesdays.
The international top-class lectures took place in the period from April 29 to July 22. We were pleased to cooperate with the participants of the English-language international lecture series "Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE)" from the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Humanities.