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The Statue of Justice or lady justice. The photo is from AdobeStock/Aerial Mike.

“Training All Citizens to Become Socialists” – Why it is important to study the history of criminal law, or: criminal law and its political dimension

Prof. Georg Steinberg is one of three professors for criminal law and criminal procedural law in Potsdam and head of the research unit History of... more
map of the electorate Brandenburg

Brandenburg 1717 – Thomas Fischbacher revives a 300-year-old state description

Thomas Fischbacher gets around a lot at the moment. He rides trains and his bicycle across Brandenburg – to the many small towns of the March, from... more
Building 9 on the Campus Am Neuen Palais gets its cupola back. The photo is from Karla Fritze.

The transformation of the East German universities in the 1980s/90s: Potsdam in a comparative perspective

The Transformation of the East German Humanities: Potsdam in Comparative Perspective Lara Büchel “Transformation”, “renewal”, “colonization”: These... more
House 9 of the Communs on campus "Am Neuen Palais" - now an then

“The university can learn a lot about its self-image” – A historical research project examines the transformation of East German universities using the example of the University of Potsdam

In the course of the upheaval of 1989/90, the academic landscape of East Germany also changed comprehensively and fundamentally – and avowedly along... more
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mackert | Foto: Karla Fritze

Zeroing in on Science – Professor of Sociology Jürgen Mackert Supervised Several Scholars at Risk in His Working Group

Since 2015, scholars who can no longer work in their home countries because they are under threat or persecuted have had the opportunity to continue... more
Helene Shani Braun | Foto: Dr. Jana Scholz

Young, Jewish, Queer – Helene Shani Braun Wants to Become a Female Rabbi – And Bring Feminism into the Congregations

A young woman hops off an e-scooter near a busy shopping street in Berlin. Around her neck she wears a necklace with the inscription "feminist." She... more
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Lazardides.The photo is from Ernst Kaczysnki.

Digital Learning – What the Corona pandemic reveals about the digitization of school education

The digitization of school and teaching is often connected to the objective of preparing learners in the best way possible for participation in... more
Tomas Velláni and Prof Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann. The photo ist from Tobias Hopfgarten.

A big gap on a small scale – a PhD research group researches the future of participation in medium-sized cities

Perhaps only those who have found a home in smaller, so-called medium-sized cities with 20,000 to 50,000 inhabitants are aware of their potential.... more
Screen shots of the app “SprachenTanz”. The graphic is from Projekt „Digital Language Learning“

Tinder with language learning for the elderly – The project “Digital Language Learning” has developed a mobile app for linguistic community builing

Birgit S. recently turned 70 and lives in Berlin-Charlottenburg by herself. The retired teacher misses the lively contact and exchange with her... more
Short break and data recording in the Argentinean Puna, the second highest mountain plateau on earth and research site of the DFG Research Training Group “StRATEGy”.

A Trip through the Andes – Geoscientists on Excursion in Argentina

At the end of November 2021, PhD students from the international research training group “StRATEGy” and the dual PhD program of the DAAD-funded... more