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Future Prospects – “SoMe4Dem” And How Social Media Can Damage or Strengthen Democracy

Fake news, manipulation, and opinion mongering – social media has made it easy to blur the lines between facts and opinions and influence public …
Prof Neher explains to Matthias Zimmermann how the prototypes of new solar cells are manufactured.

My World – Dieter Neher – Professor for Soft Matter Physics and Optoelectronics

My daily life as a scientist currently focuses on our research into new types of semiconductors for solar cells. Some people may ask why this research …
Prof. Karen Ng (left) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Khurana

What Comes after Kant? – Researchers from all over the world network at the Center for Post-Kantian Philosophy to discuss major philosophical questions

Friedrich Nietzsche, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Karl Marx, and Hannah Arendt: In philosophical circles, and also beyond, these names are very well …
Eruption at Geldingadalir in Iceland in 2021

The telltale sound of volcanoes

Before volcanoes erupt, there is already rumbling underground. Recognising characteristic features in this “sound” is an important step on the way to …
Humboldt expert Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette

Land of Longing – Romance scholar Ottmar Ette takes Humboldt to China – to a place that the natural and cultural scientist never traveled to himself

Ottmar Ette is freezing; he walked through the snow-covered Sanssouci Park to the university. "I've just come back from Cuba, where we had 31 degrees …
Schriftzug an ein einer Schulwand

Let’s go to Ghana! - Day 12/13: Between school and the presidential palace

Students of the University of Potsdam report on their field trip in West Africa

Day 12: Insights into the culture Today, for some of us, the day starts just like at home - at school. We are given a private tour of the Apple …
The Memorial Wall of Return at the Ancestral Slave River Site

Let’s go to Ghana! – Days 10/11: First impressions in Kumasi

Students of the University of Potsdam report on their field trip in West Africa

Day 10: Drive to Kumasi and visit to the Ancestral Slave River Site in Assin Manso After another five eventful days, we leave our accommodation in …
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Funded: Five Outstanding Postdocs at the University of Potsdam

The federal government of Brandenburg honors nine outstanding post-doctoral researchers. The national and international top level researchers are …
Kakum National Park: Part of the suspension bridges in Kakum National Park

Let’s go to Ghana! Day 8/9: Pure nature

Students of the University of Potsdam report on their field trip in West Africa

Day 8: Kakum National Park and Stingless Bee Farm After spending the day before on our research project, we set off early today - to Kakum National …
Sternenhimmel über Elmina

Let’s go to Ghana! – Days 6/7: On our way to Elmina Castle into the dark past

Students of the University of Potsdam report on their field trip in West Africa

Addition to last night: Our first night at the new accommodation “The Beach House Afiki” in Ankwande turns out to be exciting, because of a power …