On this page we provide information about the events that PICAIS organizes by itself or in cooperation with partners. Additionally you can find information on further events our PICAIS Fellows participate in.
Guest Lecture: English in Australia
by PICAIS-Fellow and Visting Professor Prof. Dr. Ingrid Piller (Macquarie University, Sydney)
21. April 2023, 10-12h
Location: HK28, SR010 (Dr.-Hans-Kapfinger-Straße 28)
A flyer for the event can be found here.
The research colloquium will present the findings of a research on digital authoritarianism conducted by Dr Nwet Kay Khine, a fellow of the Passau International Center for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr Khine will discuss how the coup in Myanmar transformed the emancipatory potential of digital development to the tools of digital authoritarianism. Her research analyzes how a conflict state harnesses newly gained digital power for confronting citizens’ protest and control freedom of expression by importing strategies from its digital enablers.
The research colloquium will be held in English. All members of the University of Passau and interested members of the public are cordially invited to the event.
Registration via Stud.IP 44332 or for the public via e-mail: email@example.com.
21. February 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: HK 28 SR010 (Dr.-Hans-Kapfinger-Straße 28)
A flyer for the event can be found here.
The public research colloquium will focus on types of communication during the information blockade in Mariupol, tools of propaganda influence, and the transformation of the city's media landscape under the siege. The researcher and PICAIS Fellow Dr. Olena Melnykova-Kurhanova will share her experience of surviving in the besieged city and the first results of her research.
The event will be held as an open reflection seminar and will have a hybrid format (offline and online). It will be dedicated to the anniversary of the beginning of the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war.
The research colloquium will be held in English.
All members of the University of Passau and interested members of the public are cordially invited to the event.
If you would like to attend please register in Stud.IP under the event number 21022023 or write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Dr. Daniel J. Henderson, PICAIS Fellow, will give an opening lecture for the Brown Bag Seminar - Recent Developments in Data Science.
A Complete Framework for Model-Free Difference-in-Differences
Thursday, 15.12.2022 12p.m. - 2 p.m.
An abstract and information about Prof. Dr. Daniel J. Henderson can be found here.
The brown bag seminar serves as a platform for exchange and constructive discussions on a full variety of topics around data science from first research ideas up to already published research results. It welcomes methodological talks and talks on innovative applications of quantitative methods alike. The areas of applications include, but are not limited to, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management.
Further information can be found on Stud.IP under Course 39740: Doctoral Seminar "Recent Developments in Data Science".
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
HS 12 IM,
University of Passau
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 next event will take place on Wed., Feb. 2, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m:
Prof. Dr. Katharina Spraul(TU Kaiserslautern): Digitale Innovationen für die Circular Economy
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.