Lower Saxony – Scotland

In the past two years, ECAS has undertaken activities to support the project development between academics from higher education institutions in Lower Saxony and Scotland. It is ECAS’s goal to be a facilitator for bringing researchers from both regions closer together in order to generate new and excellent knowledge.

Below you will find the currently on-going projects between Lower Saxonian and Scottish researchers, including the projects implemented under the Tandem Fellowship Programme.

Live Art Data: New Strategies in Theatre Archiving

The objective of the trilateral project »Live Art Data« is to establish a sustainable network between three institutions in Scotland and Lower Saxony: the University of Glasgow, University of Hildesheim, and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück.

Social Interaction in Times of Social Distancing

How do the changes in physical and emotional distance affect social interaction? The aim of the project is to address this question from an Experimental Psychology perspective by carrying out empirical studies both online and in the lab.

“You’re stealing our future!”

The international Fridays for Future (FFF) movement is made up of and led by young students using school strikes and other forms of protest to put pressure on policy makers to mitigate climate change. This project investigates the motivations of these young climate activists and their supporters. 

Synthesis of new Heteroalkenes Containing Group 14 and Group 2 Elements

The project focuses on the design and development of new bimetallic catalysts based upon main group elements due to their low cost, high natural abundance, and environmentally benign nature.

Contextual-Fear and Theta-Rhythm

In this project, the researchers will develop an experimental task to alter rhythmic brain activity non-invasively and causally modulate the quality of contextual fear memory.

BioCharCrust – Application of Biocrust Inoculum and Biochar for Soil Bioremediation

This project brings together scientists from the fields of physical soil amendments, namely, Biochar, and biological soil restoration in the context of induced biological soil crusts.