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Damage after the flood in the Eifel

Risk management of floods and droughts depends on event magnitude

How effective and sustainable is risk management of flood and drought events worldwide? Empirical data show that this obviously depends on the event... more
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann

Is the International Rule of Law on the Rise or on Decline? – A DFG research group examines the role of international law in a changing world

 
Third party dispute settlement within the framework of the World Trade Organization, the establishment of the International Criminal Court, sanctions... more
Prof. Dr. Jasper Tjaden

Data Instead of Ideology – Social scientist Jasper Tjaden researches migration and integration

"I didn't know the University of Potsdam very well before, but it’s just beautiful here. It’s green, you have rivers and lakes on your doorstep, and... more
Eye movement measurement

In the Blink of an Eye – Eye movements can reveal a lot – A junior research group investigates what exactly

Eye movements have long been a subject of research. For decades, cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics have been analyzing eye movements to... more
Prof. Peter van der Beek researches the driving forces behind mountain formation

Across Mountains and Valleys – Prof. Peter van der Beek researches the driving forces behind mountain formation

Geoscientist Peter van der Beek is a specialist in thermochronology. With this method, he looks far back into the history of mountain ranges and... more
Annika Koch (left) and Prof. Maja Apelt (right) in interview

Diversity with the Potential for Conflict – The project “Bodyrules” researches official and unofficial rules related to the body

How do cultural and religious diversity influence the way we deal with each other in public institutions such as schools, swimming pools, and... more
At the BabyLAB

“It’s time for an Excellence Cluster at Potsdam …” – Vice President Prof. Dr. Barbara Höhle is highly determined

Barbara Höhle has a passion for science: With curiosity and experiments, she keeps advancing her subject psycholinguistics with great strides. Calm in... more
Neckargmünd under water

When Heavy Rainfall Turns into Flash Floods – Hydrology research group examines the hazards of flash floods for cities

In July 2021, there were devastating floods caused by heavy rainfall with 180 deaths and immense economic damages in Rhineland-Palatine and... more
The Vestfold Campus

Between Regional Customs and International Research - Uni Potsdam Visits EDUC Partner University of South-Eastern Norway

From June 13 to 15, a six-member delegation from the University of Potsdam, led by Vice President for International Affairs and Fundraising Prof. Dr.... more
Illustration for the project „HateLess“: A red finger is chrushing a man under a keyboard. The illustraion is from Andreas Töpfer.

Preempting Hate Speech – How the “HateLess” program helps young people free their schools from hate speech

Scrolling through the comment sections of news platforms, one sometimes wishes there was a delete button to remove all the hate mail, insults, and... more