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Teaching Mobilities with Erasmus+ and Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Training 
30 June 2023

Promoting the mobility of teachers is a concern of the university as part of the internationalization strategy for the coming years. The Erasmus Annual Report 2014 has once again shown that the University of Potsdam ranks 5th in Germany in terms of teacher mobility. You can be as proud of that as we are! Teacher mobility should include the development of joint study programs of the two partner universities and the exchange of teaching content and methods. Her teaching period must be at least eight lessons per week. You can apply for a teaching position if you have a contractual relationship with the University of Potsdam. The technical and administrative staff (central and decentralized) can also benefit from the program. The program offers the opportunity to travel to partners to exchange experiences, to attend internships or to gain further education. For continuing education and training purposes, university staff may be employed at a German university to be promoted to a receiving institution participating in the "Erasmus+" program, or to any other institution located in another programming country that is active in the labor market or in education, training or youth. This activity promotes the professional development of higher education staff through training abroad (except for conferences) and through visits to a partner university or equivalent facilities abroad. The minimum length of stay at the receiving institution should not be less than two working days and should not exceed 60 days.
For teachers: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/international/profile/erasmus/sta Consortium: Universität Potsdam (Coordinator), Rijksuntersiteit Groningen, Universita di Trento, Newcastle Univesity, Macquarie University Sydney /
For staff: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/international/profile/erasmus/stt 


New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe
21 September 2023

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is pleased to pre-announce that NORFACE – New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe – in cooperation with CHANSE – Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe – will open a call for international research projects in the Social Sciences on the topic of “Enhancing well-being for the future”. The theme can be approached from a variety of perspectives and disciplines in the social sciences. It enables and encourages multi-disciplinarity and provides opportunities for pan-European research integrating researchers from different regions of Europe, and for comparisons across various contexts.



MAGRIP: Vorhersagekraft von kognitiven Kompetenzprofilen und Persönlichkeitseigenschaften über die Lebensspanne
Prof. Dr. Martin Brunner

Können kognitive Kompetenzprofile und Persönlichkeitseigenschaften von Grundschulkindern schulischen und beruflichen Erfolg, Gesundheit und subjektives Wohlbefinden über die Lebensspanne vorhersagen? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigt sich das MAGRIP-Projekt, das auf Daten einer repräsentativen Luxemburger Längsschnittstichprobe basiert. MAGRIP ist ein Kooperationsprojekt, das wir mit Dr. Fischbach und Prof. Romain Martin (beide Universität Luxemburg), Dr. Gertraud Stadler (University of Aberdeen) und Dr. Jean-Paul Steinmetz, Zitha Kliniken Luxemburg) und Prof. Oliver Lüdtke (IPN Kiel) durchführen. Bislang untersuchte MAGRIP einen Vorhersagezeitraum über 40 Jahre von der Grundschulzeit bis ins mittlere Erwachsenenalter. Im Mittelpunkt der nächsten Erhebungswelle von MAGRIP steht nun die Erweiterung der bisherigen Ergebnisse für die Lebensspanne von 12 bis 62 Jahre.


Cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Prof. Dr. Ralf Brand

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. Our cooperation with Dr. Vassilis Barkoukis and Prof. Tsorbatzoudis Haralambos from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science is characterized by joint research projects on doping in sports (funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the European Union). The partnership further includes a bilateral agreement on a regular participation in the Erasmus exchange program for students and lecturers.


Cooperation with the Iowa State University
Prof. Dr. Ralf Brand

Since 2019 Prof. Brand is Affiliate Professor of Kinesiology at the Iowa State University (Ames, USA), Department of Kinesiology.


Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger

The PhD Program International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain (IDEALAB) offers an outstanding interdisciplinary, laboratory-based 3-year doctoral training to its candidates to study structure, processing and foundations of human language integrating interdisciplinary approaches.
For this purpose, three European universities and one non-European university joined together to provide an intellectual environment for original and independent research on experimental and clinical aspects of language and the brain. A joint curriculum and a common research training program cumulate in a joint degree. Candidates benefit from co-supervision of at least two professors of the network and courses at joint summer- and winterschools. 
further information: https://phd-idealab.com/


Forschungsnetzwerk CultMedia
Prof. Dr. Björn Egbert

Menschliche Praktiken und Beziehungen unterliegen in einer sich mediatisierenden Welt ständigen Veränderungen, wobei zugleich die mediatisierte Welt durch die veränderten menschlichen Bedürfnisse, Praktiken und Beziehungen einem permanenten Wandel unterworfen ist. Dieser Prämisse folgend, besteht das wissenschaftliche Ziel der internationalen wissenschaftlichen Konferenz „Menschliche Praktiken und Beziehungen in der mediatisierten Welt. Nachhaltigkeit, (künstliche) Intelligenz, Ästhetik und Verantwortung“ des International Network on Cultural Diversity and New Media (CULTMEDIA, www.ifk.fh-flensburg.de/?page=cultmedia) darin, Neue bzw. Digitale Medien als Form der Technik in ihrer Wechselwirkung mit Individuen bzw. Gesellschaften und ihren Bedürfnissen sowie kulturellen Gegebenheiten/Praxen zu erfassen.
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E-CIR - Measuring and supporting students' social participation: Innovating the field with behavioral date
Prof. Dr. Nadine Spörer

In the present decade, inclusive education has gained significant attention, both in the general public and in the scientific community. While academic achievements of students in inclusive learning settings are promising, social participation of students with special educational needs (SEN) - inside and outside of the classroom - has become a more problematic issue. Finding ways to support students’ social participation is, therefore, a core challenge for inclusive education.

Current research on social participation is mainly based on self-report measures about a person’s quantity of friends or about the overall quality of an individual’s interactions with significant others. Both of these measures result in easily communicable but highly aggregated and subjective data which give only little information about the actual social contacts among students with and without SEN. Therefore, basic behavioral data of social interactions such as face-to-face contacts, tracking data, and log files are needed to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying social participation.

The E-CIR aims at closing this research gap by focusing on the development of innovative technologies that allow to precisely measure the length, duration and quality of social contacts in every day’s school live. This, in turn, will lay ground for empirically testing assumptions articulated in social participation theories, such as the contact hypotheses, and for developing means to foster social participation.
further information: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/psych-grundschulpaed/forschung/e-cir


MARKO-DO (Chile): Normierung des mathematischen Kompetenzstufentests in Chile
Prof. Dr. Antje Ehlert

Dieses mathematische Testverfahren basiert auf dem Entwicklungsmodell mathematischer Kompetenzen nach Fritz und Ricken. MARKO-DO wird aktuell mit Prof. Dr. Ricardo Rosas Diaz und Partnern der Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago normiert.
Zielgruppe: Vorschule und Klasse 1
Projektpartner: Annemarie Fritz Stratmann (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Antje Ehlert (Universität Potsdam), Ricardo Rosas & Victoria Espinoza (Universidad Católica de Chile)


Scientific Research Network - Network for Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Research
Prof. Dr. Mathias Weymar

Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), funding period: 2020-2025
Involved parties: KU Leuven (main applicant and core group), Ghent University Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Leiden University, University of Potsdam, Queen Mary University of London, University of Texas, Heidelberg University, University Medicine of Greifswald, University of Leeds,
The invention of devices capable of transcutaneous stimulation of the vagus nerve via its auricular branch (tVNS) has reinvigorated research on the effects of vagus nerve stimulation. tVNS is currently being studied and marketed as a treatment for a wide range of psychiatric and neurological disorders, including depression, anxiety, headache, epilepsy, and chronic pain. While initial promising effects of tVNS have already been shown, the research field is still in its infancy, and several key questions that could further accelerate scientific and clinical research on this technique remain unanswered.

This research network offers the unique opportunity to consolidate and intensify collaborations between internationally renowned research groups, to create a truly multidisciplinary research consortium. The Flemish research groups in the network offer internationally renowned expertise on VNS, both from a clinical standpoint using invasive VNS (UGent) and from a fundamental research standpoint. The non-Flemish research groups of the proposed network have critically contributed to researching the fundamental questions underlying tVNS research, and will provide complementary expertise on psychophysiology, neuro-gastroenterology, (autonomic) neuroscience, anesthesiology, and clinical psychology.

The proposed research network will set out to reach the following key objectives within the first five years:

1) Consolidate and extend research collaboration. 

2) Facilitate interdisciplinary and international research opportunities.

3) Establish formal guidelines on how to conduct and report tVNS research.

4) Facilitate multi-lab projects focusing on fundamental research questions.