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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
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
Prof. Günther and his wife (with mask) with Dr. Abdalla Ibrahim Ali from the State University of Zanzibar (white shirt), Mayor Ali Haji Haji (on the left in a black suit) and Mwajuma Ali Abadi (with red headscarf next to Dr. Abdalla) from the Zanzibar Municipality. The photo is from Dr. Michael Burkart

The Zanzibar Experience – Planting Trees in the “Partner Garden”

Zanzibar is one of Potsdam’s twin cities – both the Potsdam city administration and the university maintain lively contacts and frequently carry out... more
Auf dem Foto sind Dr.-Ing. Sander Lass, Technischer Leiter des Zentrums Industrie 4.0 Potsdam (links) und sein Team bei der Arbeit zu sehen. Das Foto ist von Tobias Hopfgarten.

Designing the Factory of Tomorrow – Dr.-Ing. Sander Lass, Technical Director of the Potsdam Center for Industry 4.0

Everyone is talking about digitization, Industry 4.0, the smart factory.... But what exactly is behind these buzzwords? And how can these general... more
Auf dem Foto ist Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Prof. Dr. Marco Caliendo zu sehen. Das Foto ist von Sandra Scholz.

In the Name of Evidence – The Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA) pools empirical economic research

What are the most effective ways for policy makers to regulate the labor market? Does government aid during the Corona pandemic reach those who really... more
A tributary in the Western Himalaya in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Image Credit: Bodo Bookhagen

Climate change increases sediment flux in Asian high mountain regions

In recent decades, runoff or sediment input to rivers in the high mountains of Asia has increased sharply and will more than double by 2050. This is... more