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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

(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
Marvin Dogue. | Foto: Kevin Ryl

Professional with a profile – Marvin Dogue is a professional athlete and has been studying business administration at the University of Potsdam since the winter semester 2017/18

As a modern pentathlete he loves variety. His sport is the most important thing for Marvin Dogue – his studies and leisure time come second.... more
Inzwischen Alltag - Tablets im Unterricht. Foto: Fotolia/Syda Productions.

Striking a Balance – Educationalists develop concepts for modern elementary school teaching

Simply using laptops and smartphones in class is not modern education. But these new tools also cannot be ignored. This is the balance Prof. Dr.... more
Osun-Osogbo-Hain. Foto: Valerie Pobloth/Isabel Dückert.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 14th 2017

October, 14th – Ibadan „Spirituality is not about race, it is about soul.“ Priestess Doyin about her mother Susanne Wenger. Today is a very... more
Im Museum of National Unity (MNU). Foto: Isabel Dückert/Valerie Pobloth.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 13th 2017

October, 13th – Ibadan Today we explore the history and culture of Nigeria and visit the Museum of National Unity (MNU) in Ibadan, which exhibits an... more