University of Passau

Owing to its excellent research, an outstanding study environment and a tight-knit international network of partners, the University of Passau is a highly visible and highly respected academic and research institution in the heart of Europe. Internationally successful high-technology companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions make Passau a city with a high quality of life.

Die Dreiflüsse Stadt Passau Some 13,000 students hailing from 100 countries and more than 1,100 staff in primary employment in the academic units and academic support divisions are engaged in research, teaching and higher education support functions on our university campus, located just a stone’s throw from the Old Town of Passau. This campus is not only well-equipped in terms of its technical infrastructure but has also won numerous architecture prizes.

International networks Internationalism has always been a hallmark of the University, as well as an important strategic aim. Our worldwide connections are underpinned by vibrant partnerships we maintain on a global scale, particularly the cross-border co-operative and research partnerships of our academics.

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Men transporting a large bag in the Muvumba river valley in Kigali. A massive Rwandan electrification programme sets out to benefit rural communities. Shutterstock

How electricity changes lives: a Rwandan case study

A massive rural on-grid electrification programme in Rwanda has delivered considerable benefits. But is it the most sensible way to deliver power to remote areas?

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