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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler | Photo: Thomas Roese

Dead Language, Important Language? – A DFG Project investigates the significance of Ancient Greek and Latin

Latin helps with systematic and logical thinking as well as understanding German grammar and learning other languages. These are the common and... more
Prof. Maja Apelt und her team. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Between Law and Practice – How equal treatment works in the Bundeswehr and other “male-dominated organizations”

In 2006, when the General Anti-Discrimination Act came into effect in Germany, all stakeholders were well aware that discrimination based on ethnic... more
Interview with Prof. Dr. Roland Verwiebe. | Photo: Kaya Neutzer

"People are called upon to support each other" - Social scientist Prof. Dr. Roland Verwiebe on the corona pandemic

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
It might seem as if health crises such as the current corona pandemic spared no one. Yet, the existential threat posed by job loss and financial... more
Eher Finanz- statt Wohnungsmarkt. Foto: AdobeStock/peterschreiber.media

Are Cities the New Stock Markets? – Gentrification between Upgrading and Financialization

A few short years ago, everything seemed to be fine in the urban world. Apartments served their purpose as homes at prices more or less matched to... more
apl. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Sturzbecher. Foto: Dirk Vegelahn

Coming of Age – Growing Up at the Focus of Research

Childhood and youth are times of great changes and searching, phases full of tensions, risks, and opportunities. At the Institute for Applied... more
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler. Foto: Karla Fritze.

Crossing Borders to Work – Sociologists study the situation of Polish caregivers in Berlin

We live in an aging society. The number of senior citizens has been increasing for years, which presents us with an unresolved problem: Who is going... more
Dr. Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg. Foto: Karla Fritze.

The Thinking Club - Scientific network researches political struggles over new forms of transnationalization

The world is in flux: money is becoming digital, people are highly mobile, and the economy is global. As a consequence, some say, politics has turned... more
Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Potsdam Summer School 2016. Foto: IASS/Pierro Chiussi.

Potsdam Summer School Explores the Future of Cities – International exchange on the sustainability of human environments

Potsdam, 28.08.2017. The rapid pace of change around the world is presenting humankind and human environments with tremendous challenges. What... more
Die Arbeit erwies sich als echte Feldforschung: Nachdem die Forscher von Kathmandu aus mit einem Propellerflugzeug nach Dhangadhi geflogen waren, legten sie noch mehr als 500 weitere Kilometer in der Tiefebene und im Mittelland Nepals zurück – mit dem Geländewagen. Foto: Bastian Jantz

A Day’s March to the Midwife – Administrative experts monitor new approach in Nepal’s healthcare system

Scientists from the University of Potsdam recently visited Nepal to monitor the impact of a government program to foster the decentralization of... more
Foto: Karla Fritze

In the Course of Life

LifE-Longitudinal Study Records Living Conditions across Generational Borders
There is something fascinating about chronicles: Like in fast motion, you can relate to events, how conditions and relationships have changed and the... more