Started as a reform university in 1970, the University of Augsburg is now firmly established in the Bavarian and German education and research landscape. In 2020 the university will celebrate its 50th anniversary with many events and invites you to discover the history of the university but also the exciting world of current research that is taking place at the university today.
Scientia et Conscientia
To participate productively in working life at an advanced age and to spend one's leisure time with a high quality of life is the wish of many older people. In an international project, the computer scientist Prof. Björn Schuller is investigating how digital technologies and artificial intelligence can support this goal.[University of Augsburg]
A team of researchers from Peking University, China, collaborated with others from Germany, UK, Spain, Belgium, France, Australia and the USA, found that earlier spring greening causes a large water loss from land soils by evaporation. This loss raises the risk of soil moisture droughts and heat extremes in the following summer months, according to the latest study published in the journal Science Advances.[University of Augsburg]
A Chinese-German research cooperation involving the University of Augsburg has demonstrated properties in a metal that cannot be explained by the standard theory. The results were obtained on a special metallic compound with unusual magnetic characteristics – scientists call it magnetic frustration. The cooperation observed a novel, “quantum critical behaviour” in the metal at very low temperatures and at high pressures and strong magnetic fields.[University of Augsburg]
With the appointment of Prof. Dr. Regina Fluhrer on 1 April 2019, nearly all the basic science chairs in the Institute for Theoretical Medicine at the University of Augsburg’s Faculty of Medicine are occupied.[University of Augsburg]
Professional competition in video games is booming. This raises many new legal questions, which are the focus of a new research center at the University of Augsburg.[University of Augsburg]
Bavarian Research Foundation supports a joint project of Fraunhofer IGCV and the Augsburg Department of Production Informatics with funding of 586,200 euros.[University of Augsburg]