The University of Passau is an attractive and internationally visible university, known for its excellent, competitive research and strong, innovative teaching.

Since opening its doors to the public in 1978, the University of Passau has quickly developed into a first address in German academia. The University regularly attains top positions in academic rankings, e.g. in Law, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Communication Studies, Political Science and Cultural Studies. About 11,000 students and doctoral researchers from more than 90 countries are enrolled at the University of Passau. Representative surveys regularly attest to the high level of student satisfaction at the University. For many years, our University’s centres and institutes have successfully engaged in knowledge transfer and international research partnerships for highly topical subject areas, such as Internet security and security law; reliable and secure energy supply using Internet-based Smart Grids; digital forms of communication and new occupations related to communication; Internet-based cooperation platforms; worldwide economic activity, global financial markets and digital business transactions.

Location: The University’s modern campus is located in the south-eastern part of Bavaria – Germany’s high-technology state – in verdant surroundings, a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town of Passau. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, Passau has a very low crime rate and offers an excellent standard of living in a politically stable and economically robust environment, while being close to the major metropolitan centres of Prague, Munich and Vienna.

Specialities: Our motto, “Science for a Networked Society”, is reflected in our research and teaching focus: State, society, and the economy together with the legal and educational; systems in the light of globalisation; Languages and cultural areas, as well as media and communication; Informatics and mathematics, as well as their interactions with media; and the economy, law, and society

Industry focus: The University of Passau maintains active links with businesses on a regional, national and international scale. We cooperate with a wide range of organisations, including businesses, schools, hospitals, museums and state archives. The University cooperates with a wide range of organisations, including businesses, schools, hospitals, museums and state archives, and benefits from its contacts to business and commerce. In doing so, it strongly promotes networking and exchange between business and commerce on the one hand and the University on the other.