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May 24, 2024

New “Urban Cultures” master’s degree programme to start in October

The new interdisciplinary master’s degree programme “Urban Cultures” (URC) will start in the winter semester at the 新万博体育下载_万博体育app【投注官网】 of Augsburg. The new programme will be based at five locations in Europe and South America. These include the three European world heritage cities of Augsburg, Santiago de Compostela, and Coimbra, as well as the two Latin American cultural metropolises of Buenos Aires and S?o Paulo. The programme combines studies in the social sciences, spatial studies, and the humanities.

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Colourful facades in the district of La Boca in Buenos Aires
May 6, 2024

The Annual Academic Ceremony 2024

The Annual Academic Ceremony for 2024 will take place on Friday the 17th of May 2024 at the 新万博体育下载_万博体育app【投注官网】 of Augsburg. Attendees can expect a varied and colourful programme that provides an insight into the diverse and dynamic work taking place at the university.

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Dies academicus 2024
May 2, 2024

How life began: A molecular perspective

Since the beginning of April, an interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) has been researching the first molecular steps that led to the development of life on Earth. The large-scale project based at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit?t in Munich (LMU) in cooperation with the Technical 新万博体育下载_万博体育app【投注官网】 of Munich (TUM) is funded to the tune of 2 million by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Institute of Physics at the 新万博体育下载_万博体育app【投注官网】 of Augsburg is also involved through a sub-project.
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March 25, 2024

Measuring greenwashing in companies

When companies represent themselves as being more environmentally friendly than they actually are it damages society. Until now, it has been difficult to estimate the extent of greenwashing. Now, two researchers from the Centre for Climate Resilience at the 新万博体育下载_万博体育app【投注官网】 of Augsburg have developed a conceptual framework for a greenwashing risk indicator, which can be used to uncover cases of greenwashing more quickly. Their article has been published in the journal “Review of Managerial Science.”

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Symbolbild Greenwashing
March 14, 2024

Early detection of rare Borna virus

Researchers at Augsburg 新万博体育下载_万博体育app【投注官网】 新万博体育下载_万博体育app【投注官网】icine have discovered a possible early detection method of the rare Borna virus. Their results have been published in the highly renowned medical journal “The Lancet.” In humans the virus triggers inflammation in the brain which is almost always deadly and is transmitted to humans by shrews.?

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March 12, 2024

Is there a link between rheumatism and cancer?

Studies have long suggested a link between autoimmune diseases and cancer. Researchers at the Chair of Epidemiology at the 新万博体育下载_万博体育app【投注官网】 of Augsburg conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the link and determined that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a slightly lower risk for certain female-specific cancers while patients with psoriasis have a slightly higher risk. The study has been published in the “Journal of Autoimmunity.”
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