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Here you can find projects that can not be attached to the three main topics of the Main Research Area.

Worldwide, the question of data protection gains more and more attention. It is required to develop data protection to defend data and information of people, companies or organizations against external influences.
The project on "Privacy Secure linking of information" focuses on three essential pillars: 1.The anonymization of spatial data, 2.The names of encryption cancer registries and 3. The merging of Neonatal- and Perinataldata of all births in germany.

Responsible Scientists
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell, Institute of Sociology >mehr
Stefan Bender (Research Data Centre of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

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Only in recent times you can find cultural ambiguity and the question of ambiguity tolerance social orders social appeal. The research project is so designed that individuals and social groups are taken into view, which have a multi- or ambiguous identity with respect to one or several social "Leitdifferenzen", eg. religious converts, religious difference), Creoles and "mongrels" (ethnic difference), Amazons, eunuchs and transsexuals (gender difference). As an interdisciplinary project of the science of history, literary studies, cultural studies and art history, it brings together complementary perspectives on cultural ambiguity and its management.

Responsible Scientists
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Scheller, Historical Institute at University Duisburg-Essen >more
Prof. Dr. Frank Becker, Historical Institute at University Duisburg-Essen >more
Prof. Dr. Barbara Buchenau, Department of Anglophone Studies >more
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Genge, Institute of Art and Art Science >more
Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer, Department of Anglophone Studies >more

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In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the strategic concept of building a “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, currently referred to as the “One Belt and One Road” (OBOR, hereafter) initiatives. OBOR, likely to remain one of most fundamental and strategic blueprints of China’s leaderships until 2022 or beyond, is not merely an international trade strategy, but also aims to help China to deepen its economic structure, to deal with the serious overcapacities in low-value-added export sectors, and to reshape China’s status in the global economic and political orders. The OBOR strategy will include more than 60 countries in Eurasian and African continents.

Responsible Scientists
Jun. Prof. Dr. Shuanping Dai, IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies and Mercator School of Management >mehr
Dr. Rumin Luo, Institute of Sociology/ Institute of East Asian Studies >mehr

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