Digital Cities in Europe
- How can local authorities contribute to EU digital policy?
- How are local authorities currently contributing to EU digital policy (in its various mechanisms)?
- What are the authorities’ local policies in relation to digital transformation? Examples of good practices (exemplification on Darmstadt digital city project)
- What are the local policies in Romania in relation to digital transformation? More
“RODS II” – PROJECT AND STUDY OF MINDFULNESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DARMSTADT
The RODS II – Team project aims to reduce students’ stress and improve their resilience skills by teaching mindfulness practice at individual and team level, thus enabling them to use and expand their existing mental resources. More
WHAT SHOULD BANKS DO? ON THE IMPORTANCE OF RATIONALITY AND LEGITIMACY IN THE BANKING SYSTEM
The financial sector, and banks in particular, fulfil a central function of our modern economies. Ever since the recent financial crisis trust into the banking system has taken a massive hit. How do financial institutions deal with the shaken public perception? How are these perceptions shaped? Does it feed into the decision-making process of banks? More
SOLAR ENERGY IN AFRICA
The study presents various strategies for using solar energy (and other modern renewable energy technologies) and examines their effectiveness taking into account heterogenous conditions in African countries (rural electrification, overexploitation of biomass potentials, shortage of power plant capacity, capacity bottlenecks in electricity transport and distribution, etc.). More
TRANSPARENCY OF PUBLIC SERVICES
The aim of the research project is to develop a grid of key figures for measuring public performance of municipalities, which can be used for reporting purposes. The project claims that a high degree of comparability of the services and performance levels provided by municipalities can be achieved through standardized specifications for performance indicators. More
WEALTH TAXES IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE POLICY
The topic of wealth taxation is currently once again the subject of great controversy in German political discourse. This often leads to a mixture of several individual questions: Economically, for example, there is a debate about whether wealth taxes have a negative impact on investments and can thus lead to overall economic losses despite higher tax revenues. At the same time, there is an urgent need for ecological action because of climate change and the crossing of further planetary boundaries. More