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Claudia Rößling manages the Welcome Center, which also supports fellows of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative on-site in Potsdam. | Photo: privat

“Fellows Can Establish New Contacts and Networks” – Welcome Center Manager Claudia Rößling on the Philipp Schwartz Initiative for Scholars at Risk

Scholars who can no longer work in their home countries because they are under threat or persecuted have had the opportunity to continue their work at... more
Prof. Dr. Manfred Strecker | Photo: Thilo Schoch

Honoured – Potsdam geoscientist Prof. Dr. Manfred Strecker elected to the Academia de Ciencias of Argentina

Geologist Professor Manfred Strecker from the University of Potsdam was inducted into the Academia Nacional de Ciencias of Argentina (Córdoba) on May... more
Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam | Photo: privat

Tim Dietrich appointed Max Planck Fellow – Cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the University of Potsdam will be strengthened

Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam, will lead a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational... more
Peter van der Beek during a sampling campaign in the Alps | Foto: T.F. Schildgen

Looking at smallest atoms to understand large-scale Mountain ranges – A welcome to Peter van der Beek at the Institute of Geosciences

Peter van der Beek has joined the academic leadership at the Institute of Geosciences at Potsdam University. The internationally well-known Earth... more
Voltaire Prize recipient Dr. Gábor Polyák | Photo: Csortos Szabolcs

“Academic Work is Important for Society” – 2020 Voltaire Prize recipient Dr. Gábor Polyák on the prize and the work that followed

In January 2021, the University of Potsdam will award the Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Differences” for... more
Friede Springer, publisher and founder of the the “Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Differences” at the University of Potsdam with the University’s President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D., and the Voltaire laureate for 2020, Dr. Gábor Polyák.

“Setting an example” – Friede Springer on her commitment to science and the Voltaire Prize

In 2010, publisher and entrepreneur Friede Springer founded the “Friede Springer Foundation”. With an endowment capital of 150 million euros, it is... more
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Information for University of Potsdam members regarding the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

The Coronavirus website is updated regularly. For better orientation, you will find the notes and information here in chronological order. more