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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. 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
Short break and data recording in the Argentinean Puna, the second highest mountain plateau on earth and research site of the DFG Research Training Group “StRATEGy”.

A Trip through the Andes – Geoscientists on Excursion in Argentina

At the end of November 2021, PhD students from the international research training group “StRATEGy” and the dual PhD program of the DAAD-funded... 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
Amerikanistin Verena Adamik. Das Foto ist von Thomas Roese.

The Perfect Community – Verena Adamik analyzes utopian communities in US American literature

In the realm of utopia, everything is supposedly better: There is no injustice or oppression but fair work, sufficient food, education, and life... more