In October 2020, Carinthia will celebrate the centenary of the plebiscite deciding whether Lower Carinthia should remain part of Austria. For the same amount of time, this event has served as a reference point for discourse and assimilation endeavours. In a transdisciplinary project combining theatre and science, researchers are seeking new leverage on the burden of history. Continue reading “One hundred years of Carinthian plebiscite”
If the media are to fulfil their societal remit, they must not lose sight of both political and societal developments. In respect of catering to the needs of the general public, the media in Austria are found wanting. Current research reveals a large gap between media output and what the general public considers relevant. Continue reading “Getting closer to the public”
In agriculture, fungicides are used to combat fungal infections, and in medicine, antimycotics – both of which have their drawbacks. The microbiologist Florentine Marx-Ladurner is working on a new, more natural active substance. The antifungal compounds she is developing in her laboratory in Innsbruck are based on proteins that originate from moulds.
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