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Dr. Jana de Wiljes. | Photo: Ernst Kaczynski

Bringing Order to Chaos – A Mathematician brings together data and models with improved methods

Small variations can have big effects. This insight is part of Dr. Jana de Wiljes’ everyday work life. The researcher works with mathematical models... more
Prof. Dr. Katja Hanack in the laboratory. | Photo: Karla Fritze

"Each virus develops its own survival strategies" – biochemist Prof. Katja Hanack on the difficulties involved in developing vaccines against viruses

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
In just a few weeks, the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world from Wuhan in China. Wherever there are people, there is also the... more
Retreating into the privacy of one's home in times of the corona virus. | Foto: Pixabay/StockSnap

Loss of control and unpredictability – Prof. Dr. Barbara Krahé on the psychosocial consequences of the corona pandemic

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
The coronavirus does not only threaten people's physical health, but also presents them with the great challenge of avoiding personal contacts and... more
The corona pandemic has already become a global economic crisis. | Photo: AdobeStock/OSORIOartist

Getting out of the crisis – Prof. Dr. Maik Heinemann on the economic effects of the corona pandemic

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Immense financial losses, production downtimes and layoffs – the coronavirus is putting an enormous burden on the economy. How the markets will cope... more
Marvin Dogue. | Foto: Kevin Ryl

Professional with a profile – Marvin Dogue is a professional athlete and has been studying business administration at the University of Potsdam since the winter semester 2017/18

As a modern pentathlete he loves variety. His sport is the most important thing for Marvin Dogue – his studies and leisure time come second.... more
Digital administration also means access to online services for citizens. | Photo: AdobeStock/Sikov

Going Digital – Public Administration in Europe in the Digital Age

Germany, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Estonia, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – in all these countries, public... more
Empty lecture hall on Campus Griebnitzsee. | Photo: Karla Fritze

Institutions of higher education switch to emergency on-site operations – Institutions of higher education and Ministry agree on further restrictions at the institutions starting next week in light of the corona pandemic

The institutions of higher education in Brandenburg and the Ministry of Science have agreed to limit operations at the universities and other... more
Friede Springer, publisher and founder of the the “Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Differences” at the University of Potsdam with the University’s President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D., and the Voltaire laureate for 2020, Dr. Gábor Polyák.

“Setting an example” – Friede Springer on her commitment to science and the Voltaire Prize

In 2010, publisher and entrepreneur Friede Springer founded the “Friede Springer Foundation”. With an endowment capital of 150 million euros, it is... more
The three start-up founders Carina Höltge, Maximilian Noah and Linda Suhm. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten.

Skin essentials - Goals, obstacles, and successes: the path to entrepreneurship is paved with work and surprises

Two economists and a communication designer teamed up to start a business. The three see their professional future in the cosmetics industry. The... more
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Information for University of Potsdam members regarding the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

The Coronavirus website is updated regularly. For better orientation, you will find the notes and information here in chronological order. more