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Delegationen der tschechischen Masaryk University (MU) sowie der Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (PNU) aus dem ukrainischen Ivano Frankivsk bei ihrem Besuch an der Universität Potsdam mit dem Präsidenten der UP, Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D. (5.v.r.), und dem Vizepräsidenten für Internationales und Fundraising Beauftragter für die EDUC, Prof. Dr. Florian J. Schweigert (l.).

Moving Closer Together - EDUC partners from the Czech Republic and Ukraine visit Potsdam

Representatives of the Czech Masaryk University (MU) and the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (PNU) from the Ukrainian Ivano Frankivsk... more
Delegation of the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) with the President of the University of Potsdam, Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D. (5th from right), and the Vice President for International Affairs and Fundraising, as well as the President's Representative for the European Digital UniverCity - EDUC, Prof. Dr. Florian J. Schweigert (at left).

Building Strong Alliances - EDUC and YERUN partners from Norway visit Potsdam

Representatives of the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) visited the University of Potsdam on June 5-6, 2023. The two universities are doubly... more
Prof. Dr. Damaris Zurell und Prof. Dr. Florian Jeltsch im Interview.

“We need a more complex picture of ecological processes.” – Why a paradigm shift towards an individual-based ecology is necessary

The world is in crisis. But not only climate change is alarming researchers; the biodiversity crisis has also assumed threatening proportions. There... more
Prof. Sönke Neitze and Dr. Alex Kay (background).

Cultures of Violence – Insights from work towards a systematic approach to military violence

Deportation, torture, and killing: How has the use of violence changed or even become radicalized in the armies of the great European powers? What has... more
Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheiter

33 Questions to Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheiter, Professor of Digital Education at the Department of Education

Digital media are increasingly finding their way into schools. On the one hand, their use in schools is intended to prepare children and adolescents... more
Robot Nao

Face to Face – David Schlangen wants to enable artificial intelligence to interact with us in real time

Whether in an online help chat or when calling a service provider on the phone: communication with dialogue systems has become omnipresent. Most of... more
Der botsuanische Bodenwissenschaftler Prof. Peter Eze sitzt am Schreibtisch an seinem Laptop.

“Soils build the basis for existence of lives on our planet” – Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Batswana soil scientist Peter Eze

Peter N. Eze is a soil scientist and professor at the Botswana International University of Science & Technology. His research centers on pure and... more
The researchers of the KAHR project are investigating what lessons can be learned from the flood of the century and how such devastating damage can be avoided in the future.

After the Flood – what can be learned from reconstruction in the flooded areas along the Ahr and Erft rivers

In July 2021, parts of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia experienced one of Germany's most severe natural disasters after 1945. The... more
Prof. Natalie Boll-Avetisyan

Early Detection at the Push of a Button – Prof. Natalie Boll-Avetisyan has developed a toy to indicate the risk of a language disorder

The teacher gives specific instructions: “When you have finished the exercise, pack the book, go to the shelf, and get a worksheet from the rack.” The... more
2013 flood on the Elbe near Dessau-Rosslau.

Natural flood prevention – higher trust through better communication

In many places today, dikes are being moved back, and floodplains are being revitalised in order to give the river more space during times of... more