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Eine Illustration eines Eisbergs im Wasser. die obere kleine Spitze guckt an der Oberfläche heraus, ein Bootfahrer sieht mit einem Fernglas darauf. Der größere untere Teil befindet sich unter der Wasseroberfläche, auf ihm steht das Wort "Risk".

Transparency Helps! – How the Harding Center Enables People to Understand Health Risks

Corona rushed into the world at the beginning of 2020. In January, it was still a marginal note in news about China, at the beginning of March there... more
Prof. Miriam Rürup

33 Questions to Historian Prof. Miriam Rürup

Since December 2020, the researcher has been the director of the Moses Mendelsohn Center for European-Jewish Studies (MMZ) in Potsdam. She succeeded... more
Prof. Michael Lenhard in the Botanical Garden

To the left or to the right? – Geneticist Prof. Michael Lenhard investigates how plants can tell left from right

In the course of evolution, plants have developed various strategies to prevent self-pollination. The marsh butterfly lily, which originates from... more
Data collection with a field spectrometer

Understanding Tipping Points in Savannas – Ecologist Prof. Anja Linstädter Researches How Humans Affect the Development of African Savannas and Grassland

Since September 2020, Anja Linstädter has been Professor for Biodiversity Research and Systematic Botany at the University of Potsdam and Director of... more
Simulation of a neutron-star/black-hole coalescence in which the neutron star is tidally disrupted during the merging process.

Einstein Put To the Test – Gravitational Wave Researcher Prof. Tim Dietrich Is Dealing With Heavy Weights In Space

Tim Dietrich is only 34 years young and has already had a remarkable scientific career: In 2017, PhD thesis with distinction at Friedrich Schiller... more
University President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D. (r.) and Acting Rector Prof. Shalaulani James Nsoso from the BUAN (l.) sign the memorandum of understanding.

University of Potsdam Enters into Cooperation with Botswana

University President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D., and Acting Rector Prof. Shalaulani James Nsoso of the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural... more

Modern Historical Research on the History of Ukraine

Throughout the lecture series, scholars from Ukraine will give presentations to students on their current research. The topics will encompass a large... more
Prof. Gert Zöller

Computing Earthquakes – Mathematician Prof. Gert Zöller Develops Probability Models for Earthquakes and Other Disasters

The province of Groningen in the Netherlands is not generally considered a seismic hotspot. Nevertheless, an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter... more
Prof. Dr. Katharina Wrohlich

Gender Gaps – Economist Katharina Wrohlich About Inequalities in the Labor Market

The gender pay gap, i.e. the income difference between women and men, is still at 18% in Germany. Although there are now gender quotas on supervisory... more
Illustration eines aufgeschlagenen Buches, darüber ein Ausrufezeichen.

Self-Assessment Tool for Open Science at Universities Developed by the Stifterverband with the Participation of the University of Potsdam

In fall 2021, the University of Potsdam (UP) was selected alongside RWTH-Aachen and Ernst Abbe University Jena for a pilot project to develop a means... more