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Tracking down the role of opinions: philosopher Dr. Eric-John Russell.

I Am of the Opinion – Therefore I Am?! – Eric-John Russell Researches the Philosophy of Opinion

It’s good when people agree on something instead of arguing all the time, isn’t it? Otherwise, of course, everyone is allowed to have their own... more
Networks - Business Connections - Social Media Concept Design

“We Provide a Productive Break With Everyday Understanding” – Sociology between analyzing everyday life and encouraging critical thinking

Jürgen Mackert is Professor of General Sociology. But a look at his research interests shows that they are anything but general: He researches... more
Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann

“Crises Will Happen in More Rapid Succession and Even Overlap” – Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann and her team examined the crisis management of public administrations in Germany

The global spread of the novel coronavirus in early 2020 presented major challenges not only for health care systems, but also for administrations and... more
Prof. Henrike Müller-Werkmeister

Shorter than the blink of an eye – Prof. Henrike Müller-Werkmeister can watch molecules in action with ultrashort laser beams

 
The sun was one of the first objects to be studied spectroscopically. As early as the 19th century, the researchers Robert Bunsen and Gustav Robert... more

New Research Partnership Supports Early-Career Scientists in the Field of Drug Research

Das Promotionsprogramm PharMetrX der Freien Universität Berlin und der Universität Potsdam erhält mit dem Pharmaunternehmen Novo Nordisk einen... more
Kids in a school going upstairs

“Transfer is Not a One-Way Street” – Educational researcher Prof. Hanna Dumont is counting on dialogue with schools and a theory of change

The shock after PISA ran deep. Hanna Dumont was a student when she was confronted in her pedagogy course with the fact that educational inequality was... more
Eine Illustration eines Eisbergs im Wasser. die obere kleine Spitze guckt an der Oberfläche heraus, ein Bootfahrer sieht mit einem Fernglas darauf. Der größere untere Teil befindet sich unter der Wasseroberfläche, auf ihm steht das Wort "Risk".

Transparency Helps! – How the Harding Center Enables People to Understand Health Risks

Corona rushed into the world at the beginning of 2020. In January, it was still a marginal note in news about China, at the beginning of March there... more
Prof. Miriam Rürup

33 Questions to Historian Prof. Miriam Rürup

Since December 2020, the researcher has been the director of the Moses Mendelsohn Center for European-Jewish Studies (MMZ) in Potsdam. She succeeded... more
Prof. Michael Lenhard in the Botanical Garden

To the left or to the right? – Geneticist Prof. Michael Lenhard investigates how plants can tell left from right

In the course of evolution, plants have developed various strategies to prevent self-pollination. The marsh butterfly lily, which originates from... more
Data collection with a field spectrometer

Understanding Tipping Points in Savannas – Ecologist Prof. Anja Linstädter Researches How Humans Affect the Development of African Savannas and Grassland

 
Since September 2020, Anja Linstädter has been Professor for Biodiversity Research and Systematic Botany at the University of Potsdam and Director of... more