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DIW and University of Potsdam publish study on minimum wage – In Germany, approximately 1.8 million workers eligible for the minimum wage are earning less

The introduction of the minimum wage in Germany led to significant increases in wages –– However, around seven percent of eligible workers earn less than minimum wage, with the marginally employed and employees at small...
06. Dec 2017
The introduction of the minimum wage in Germany led to significant increases in wages –– However, around seven percent of eligible workers earn less than minimum wage, with the marginally employed and employees at small more ...
Prof. Dr. Dirk Wagner. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Quite Warm, Quite Cold – Geomicrobiologist Dirk Wagner researches the smallest lifeforms in extreme environments

The Arctic, deserts, and volcanos: Life exists in very unexpected places – and on a surprising scale. Geomicrobiologist Prof. Dr. Dirk Wagner tracks down these lifeforms. He focuses on tiny organisms that are not only able to...
06. Dec 2017
The Arctic, deserts, and volcanos: Life exists in very unexpected places – and on a surprising scale. Geomicrobiologist Prof. Dr. Dirk Wagner tracks down these lifeforms. He focuses on tiny organisms that are not only more ...
Dr. Claudia Pacholski in the lab. Photo: Thomas Hölzel.

All about Chemistry – Heisenberg Fellow Dr. Claudia Pacholski is at home in many laboratories

She is active, goal-oriented, welcomes new challenges, and enjoys teaching and research. Food chemist Dr. Claudia Pacholski has been teaching and doing research at the University of Potsdam since 2014. Funding from a Heisenberg...
29. Nov 2017
She is active, goal-oriented, welcomes new challenges, and enjoys teaching and research. Food chemist Dr. Claudia Pacholski has been teaching and doing research at the University of Potsdam since 2014. Funding from a more ...
Part of everyday life - tablets at school. Photo: Fotolia/Syda Productions.

Striking a Balance – Educationalists develop concepts for modern elementary school teaching

Simply using laptops and smartphones in class is not modern education. But these new tools also cannot be ignored. This is the balance Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortenkamp and his team are trying to strike. They are developing concepts...
22. Nov 2017
Simply using laptops and smartphones in class is not modern education. But these new tools also cannot be ignored. This is the balance Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortenkamp and his team are trying to strike. They are developing more ...

Layer by layer - Geologists research sedimentary basin formation in the Andes

Millions of years ago, rivers and seas helped shape the sediment layers of geological basins. Some of these layers were then covered by further deposits, while others were pushed up by mountain rock folding. Research on a...
15. Nov 2017
Millions of years ago, rivers and seas helped shape the sediment layers of geological basins. Some of these layers were then covered by further deposits, while others were pushed up by mountain rock folding. Research on more ...