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Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam | Photo: privat

Tim Dietrich appointed Max Planck Fellow – Cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the University of Potsdam will be strengthened

Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam, will lead a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational... more
Prof. Marie Schröer | Photo: Thomas Roese

The Core of Things – Comics, art, and culinary studies: Junior Professor for Cultural Semiotics and Cultures of Romance Countries Marie Schröer interprets the signs of the times

She is the daughter of a French mother: Little Nicolas, Tintin, Asterix and Obelix walked through the picture stories of her childhood. Growing up in... more
Prof. Dr. Christian Bickenbach | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Is There a Right to Climate Protection? – Legal expert Christian Bickenbach examines the legal foundations of climate litigation

The dry summers of recent years are taking their toll. The effects of global warming, such as long heat waves or floods, cause damage running into... more
Linda Juang's office shows the diversity of American society | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Understanding Diversity – Linda Juang researches the development of children with a migrant background

Linda Juang is US American with Taiwanese roots. In 2014, the University of Potsdam offered her a position as Professor of Heterogeneity in... more
Prof. Katja Poppenhäger in the large refractor of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) at the Babelsberg. | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Planets – profession and passion – Prof. Katja Poppenhäger has found her niche in astrophysics

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is located in a residential area surrounded by old trees on the edge of Babelsberg Park. Those... more
Brown hare with transmitter | Photo: Carolin Scholz

Where the hare runs – How animals’ movements contribute to biodiversity in agricultural landscapes

The preservation of biodiversity is a social mandate. In the Research Training Group "BioMove" at the University of Potsdam, experienced experts are... more
Optical fiber tips mounted with different functional nanomaterials (gold nanostructures, porous silicon, stimuli-responsive hydrogels). | Photo: Thomas Roese

With Light and Nanoparticles – Blazing a trail to the future of medicine

In the 21st century, it is often promised, medical treatment will be personalized, with diagnoses and therapies tailored to the needs of the... more
Peter van der Beek during a sampling campaign in the Alps | Foto: T.F. Schildgen

Looking at smallest atoms to understand large-scale Mountain ranges – A welcome to Peter van der Beek at the Institute of Geosciences

Peter van der Beek has joined the academic leadership at the Institute of Geosciences at Potsdam University. The internationally well-known Earth... more
Berlin Gesundbrunnen | Photo: AdobeStock/anweber

How Secure is Safe?! – A Germany-wide project examines how to organize safety in urban neighborhoods

Quiet suburb, hip inner city, quaint small town, multicultural urban neighborhood – for every lifestyle there is a suitable place. Why do we feel safe... more
István Tarrósy, Lukáš Wiesner, Chloé Duvivier, Daniela Ghiani, Ludovic Collin, Nadine Shovakar | Photo: privat

European Digital UniverCity – Many Voices for an Alliance

István Tarrósy, EDUC Institutional Coordinator at the University of Pécs, Hungary: I feel privileged to be part of EDUC; this dynamic alliance of 6... more