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Migrant teachers at Refugee Teachers Program. The photo is from Andres Friese.

Gaining a Foothold at German Schools – Refugee Teachers Program Wants to Bring More Refugee Teachers to Brandenburg’s Schools

Our society is diverse – and schools need to reflect that, Dr. Anna Aleksandra Wojciechowicz and Diana Gonzalez Olivo agree. Since 2016, they have... more
Helene Shani Braun | Foto: Dr. Jana Scholz

Young, Jewish, Queer – Helene Shani Braun Wants to Become a Female Rabbi – And Bring Feminism into the Congregations

A young woman hops off an e-scooter near a busy shopping street in Berlin. Around her neck she wears a necklace with the inscription "feminist." She... more
Auf dem Portraitfoto ist Frau Professorin Isolde Malmberg zu sehen. Das Foto ist von Tobias Hopfgarten.

The Time of Open Ears – New in Potsdam: As Professor of Music Education and Music Didactics, Isolde Malmberg is committed to strengthening her subject

Born in Linz, she moved to Vienna for her studies. There was no getting around music here: the Opera, the concert halls, the clubs and salons. Music... 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
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
Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter during a seminar including a “virtual classroom”. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten.

“Currently, we are only marginally making use of digital media” – Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter on the possibilities of conveying knowledge and skills online

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Home office for the adults, boredom for children and adolescents at home? Digitalization in education now seems more important than ever. But to what... 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
Prof. Amitabh Banerji. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

DIY Science Experiments – Chemistry Education Lab Inducts Learners into Hot Research Topics

They measure, test, record, and present their results. In approximately 300 German student labs, as their national association estimates, about half a... more