Prof. Dr. Tanja Rinker (Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät; Professur Deutsch als Fremdsprache/Didaktik des Deutschen als Zweitsprache)
The mission of Multi-Mind is to seek fundamental breakthroughs in multilingualism research whilst training the new generation of researchers in world-leading labs using cutting edge methodologies and allowing them to build the necessary background and skills fostering their career progress as independent researchers in academic or non-academic sectors, in the first international, multidisciplinary, and multisectorial program on multilingualism.
MultiMind will conduct fundamental research on multilingualism across disciplines in a range of different social and educational settings, including migration and refugee settings, to investigate the influence of multilingualism on language learning, cognition, creativity, and decision making, on brain function and structure, and its role as a reserve in atypical populations. These issues are of prime importance for the future construction of shared cultural, educational, and health settings across Europe. Indeed, one of the big current challenges in Europe is the integration of refugees and immigrants into European states and the integration among European citizens living in different countries in Europe. Inevitably, this challenge starts and has the best chances to be won by focusing on the educational systems and on the influence that the use of languages has in daily life.
European Union – Horizon2020 (Marie Skodowska Curie grant agreement No 765556)
Prof. Dr. Bernd Cyffka (Mathematisch-Geographische Fakultät; Professur für Angewandte Physische Geographie/Aueninstitut)
22 europäische Partner (Koordinator: National Administration “Romanian Waters”/Bukarest)
During the last decades, Europe suffered major catastrophic floods along the Danube. Therefore the Flood Directive asks for adequate and coordinated measures to reduce flood risk without conflicting WFD objectives. The main objective of the project is improving transnational water management and flood risk prevention while maximizing benefits for biodiversity conservation. The expected change is improved knowledge, among the countries located within Danube River Basin, related to integrative water management through restoration of floodplains, combination of classical and green infrastructure, natural retention measures, involving all related stakeholders.
European Commission – Interreg Danube Transnational Programme
2018 – 2020
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