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Voltaire Prize recipient Dr. Gábor Polyák | Photo: Csortos Szabolcs

“Academic Work is Important for Society” – 2020 Voltaire Prize recipient Dr. Gábor Polyák on the prize and the work that followed

In January 2021, the University of Potsdam will award the Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Differences” for... more
Computerlinguistik-Studentin Olha Zolotarenko | Foto: Oleg Gritsenko

“The Support Offered to International Students at the University of Potsdam Is Excellent” – Computational Linguistics Student Olha Zolotarenko Talks about Studying in the First Online Semester

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Since March 2020, everything has been somewhat different, even at the University of Potsdam. Examinations at a distance, lectures online, seminars via... more
Researchers from all over the world work at the University of Potsdam. In the corona crisis, the support of the Welcome Center has become more important than ever for them. | Photo: Karla Fritze

“There is a great need to talk” – How the Welcome Center supports researchers from all over the world during the corona crisis

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Science has been global for a long time and universities often resemble a small-scale world community. In addition to more than 2900 international... more
The Chancellor of the University of Potsdam, Karsten Gerlof. | Photo: Karla Fritze

What’s next? University Chancellor Karsten Gerlof about the current corona phase and slow steps towards normalization

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Germany is still in an exceptional state due to the corona pandemic. Now, people are slowly starting to discuss a normalization of the situation. The... more
Only heroic lone wolves are currently able to exercise, and that includes University of Potsdam members. | Photo: Thomas Roese

First online, then with limited contact – Potsdam’s university sports in times of corona

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
No aerobics, no kick boxing, no Zumba. University sports, which for thousands of Potsdam students are just as much a part of the semester as lectures,... more
The big reading room in the Information, Communication and Media Center (IKMZ) in Golm is currently deserted. However, university members can still access many books and other media from home. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Access to sealed treasure chambers – how the University Library supplies its users with resources despite the closure

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Potsdam’s University Library (UB) houses more than 1.5 million printed books in its three locations and has about 1,000 reading stations with more... more
Prof. Dr. Andreas Musil, Vice President for Teaching and Studies. | Photo: Karla Fritze

Fast tracking digitalization – Online teaching in times of corona

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
How can teaching be improved even further? This central question takes on a new meaning in the corona pandemic as several institutions of higher... more
University President – and current crisis manager – Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D. | Photo: Karla Fritze

„Responding calmly to the unfamiliar circumstances“ – University President Prof. Oliver Günther on crisis management during the corona pandemic

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Germany is experiencing an emergency situation as a result of the corona pandemic. Prof. Günther, you coordinate a crisis management team and have to... more
The WESOLATE app

(Not) alone together – University of Potsdam students develop “WESOLATE“ app offering a certain degree of being social from a distance

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Working and studying from home, social distancing and the omnipresent #stayhome currently ensure that social contacts are reduced to an absolute... 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