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An appeal for the museum as cultural memory

In her inaugural lecture at Danube University Krems the cultural and collection scientist , Anja Grebe, emphasized the role of the museum as a repository of knowledge of social importance.

The worldwide success of museums has relegated their original function to the background - collecting and researching. On 22 February 2018 Prof. Dr. Anja Grebe thus appealed in her inaugural lecture to remember again the museums’ initial mission and to promote their scientific functions. As to Grebe, an appointed professor of cultural history and museum collection science at Danube University Krems, museums are to preserve cultural memory.

Once and for all

e-Governance experts from Danube University Krems research how the EU-launched “Once-Only” Principle project can be implemented. Result: enormous cost-saving potential.

Entries in the business register, ship certificates or details about procurement processes - the EU collects a lot of data from commercial life. A study conducted by Ernst&Young, a consulting company, estimates that if implemented, the Once-Only Principle would spare companies and organizations work-intensive reporting procedures and reduce administration costs all over Europe by 5 billion euros. An EU-wide research project launched at the beginning of 2017 aims to find out if and how this “Once-Only-Principle” can be implemented for cross-border data gathering and data processing. The e-Governance experts at Danube University Krems are part of the research team. The first results show that national systems would not have to be given up if they meet certain requirements.

New research center investigates the transition of democracy and society and “social glue”

“Research Lab Democracy and Society in Transition” joins four existing networks and initiatives

The “Research Lab Democracy and Society in Transition”, founded in January 2018 at Danube University Krems’ Faculty of Business and Globalization, investigates the current societal change processes and develops strategies to promote social cohesion. The new lab consists of the netPOL and ECOnet networks, the science-to-public-platform as well as the “social planning and social care” area.