Between 2018 and 2022, the University of Oldenburg coordinated a consortium consisting of two universities (besides Oldenburg, the University of Linköping ,SE), 6 companies (including the Oldenburg companies EWE Aktiengesellschaft, BÜFA GmbH & Co. KG and CEWE Stiftung und Co KG), the research institute Borderstep and the consulting company Vennebroek Academic Services (NL).
Is cooperative communication unique to humans? This view is challenged by Prof. Dr. Simone Pika, a cognitive biologist, in her ERC Consolidator Grant project “Taking turns – The ‘missing’ link in language evolution?”. Here, Pika and her team of six are looking at the system of “turn-taking”, the communicative interplay.
Autonomous vehicles or devices for a smart home are becoming increasingly complex in their requirements and processes. In the future, a new machine learning system should help to make the software and hardware of artificial intelligence applications more robust, more powerful and more energy-efficient.
The dramatic losses of biodiversity can also be attributed to the type and extent of land management. The EU-funded project “FRAMEwork” aims to develop an approach in which farmers work together collaboratively to improve biodiversity on European farmland in the long term.
The implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals can only be reached globally. Universities educate the “change agents for tomorrow” and are thus required to enable students to acquire the necessary competencies.
Chronic heart failure – also known as cardiac insufficiency in medicine – is the most common reason for hospital admissions and one of the most frequent causes of death in the western world. In Germany alone, four million people suffer from this disease. Often a heart attack precedes, as a consequence the heart muscle is no longer supplied with blood and thus oxygen and the organ is irrevocably damaged.