Faculty of Business and Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

How will the population accept COVID-19 tracing apps?

Foto eines Handys, auf dem die Corona Tracing-App installiert ist_206px

Coronavirus tracing applications for the detection of infection chains are currently being developed and made available across the world. Such contact-tracing apps are a central component of national strategies for relaxing restrictions. However, for these apps to be successful, they must be widely accepted and actively used by a large proportion of the population. An international research team led by scientists of the Faculty of Business and Economics has investigated how decision-makers can use app designs to achieve mass acceptance. The results of the study have been published in the European Journal of Information Systems.

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New professorship for "Spatial Data Science and Statistical Learning"

Portraitfoto von Philipp Otto (206px). Er trägt ein weißes Hemd mit blauem Kragen.

The professorship for Spatial Data Analysis and Statistical Learning Processes is one of the digitization professorships funded by the state of Lower Saxony. In the summer semester 2020 and winter semester 2020/21 it will be represented by Prof. Dr. Philipp Otto, so that courses for students of the Faculty can already be offered. Philipp Otto has been assistant professor for "Big Geospatial Data" at the University of Hanover since 2018. His main research interests are in the field of data science in spatial statistics. In the coming winter semester, Philipp Otto will offer the introductory lecture in statistics in the Bachelor's programme as well as a seminar in statistical process control for spatio-temporal and network data in the Master's programme.

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Online teaching in the summer semester 2020

Großer Arbeitstisch, an dem mehrere Menschen Laptops und Smartphones arbeiten. Man schaut von oben auf die Computer.

Dear students, the special summer semester 2020 due to the corona pandemic is now halfway through. In the meantime, we have certainly all become somewhat accustomed to digital teaching formats and the push in the digitalisation of teaching at universities is considerable. Our faculty has conducted a survey among you about your experiences with digital teaching, the results of which are now available. Almost 70 percent of the more than 800 respondents rate the start of the virtual summer semester as rather good and better. Nevertheless, there is of course still room for improvement. The faculty will therefore remain in close contact with your student representatives in order to continue to work together on improvements in teaching. Furthermore, the faculty has suspended the review of deadlines and credit limits for all students in all semesters for one semester.

Even though, for good reasons, we will unfortunately not offer classroom teaching this semester, we plan to offer both digital and classroom teaching for all students in the coming winter semester. On our website www.wiwi.uni-goettingen.de/sommersemester2020 we will continue to inform you about the latest developments.

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