Faculty of Business and Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

How much will we eat in the future?

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The amount of food needed to feed the world's population in the future is of vital importance. To date, scientists have only considered this question from the perspective of how much food people can afford to buy, how much food is healthy or what can be sustainably produced. However, Stephan Klasen and Lutz Depenbusch (Chair of Development Economics) have now analysed how the actual quantity of food that people would like to eat is likely to change. A rising Body Mass Index (BMI), which evaluates weight in relation to height, and an increasing body height lead to a marked increase in global calorie requirements. The results have been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Learning Analytics

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"The aim of our project is to provide learners and teachers with continuous, individually prepared feedback on their learning status and learning process throughout the semester. We will use learning analytics methods to automatically generate feedback for students and lecturers," says Dr. Sebastian Hobert, explaining his new project "Learning Analytics for Students and Lecturers: Individual and Aggregated Feedback in Large Events". It will be funded within the framework of the initiative "Göttingen Campus QPLUS".

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