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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
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
Auf dem Foto ist Elmar Kriegler zu sehen, Leiter der Forschungsabteilung „Transformationspfade“ am Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) mit einem Fokus auf das Forschungsfeld „Klimaschutz- und nachhaltige Entwicklungspfade“ und Professor für Integrated Assessment of Climate Change an der Universität Potsdam. Das Foto ist vom PIK/Karkow.

33 Questions to “interface researcher” Prof. Dr. Elmar Kriegler

What can we do to stop climate change? Why has so little of it been implemented so far? And why does science not always get through to politics? Elmar... more
Das Symbolbild zeigt ein Wollknäul, dass sich seinen Weg durch ein kreisförmiges Labyrinth bahnt. Das Bild ist von AdobeStock/Olena.

The red thread to energy transition – The joint research project “Ariadne” is looking for the best ways to achieve a climate neutral society

The coming years will determine whether humanity can tame climate change. Important steps need to be taken right now to advance economic... more
Prof. Dr. Fabian Schuppert | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Politics and Ethics go Hand in Hand – Fabian Schuppert considers political theory a very practical matter

Mountains or Sea? Fabian Schuppert should decide – “Mountains”. Car or Bike? He is sitting in his office in Griebnitzsee, which he moved into only a... more
Prof. Dr. Johann Lilliestam. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

“Energy concerns us all” – Environmental scientist Johan Lilliestam is confident: A complete turnaround in the energy sector will come

The world is hungry! In some 20 years from now, it will devour a third more energy than five years ago. And there is no end in sight. At the same... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Ingo Balderjahn | Foto: Karla Fritze

Less Is More…At Least When It Comes to Consumption – Economists want to raise awareness of sustainable consumption

Every year the latest phone model, the fifth pair of stylish brand sneakers, an expensive bottle of wine every night. Consumption can take many forms... more
A film still from „Science in Exile“ by Nicole Leghissa.

For Academic Freedom – Lecture Series with Refugee Scholars

A multidisciplinary lecture series at the University of Potsdam is offering a forum for scholars who have been forced to flee their homelands and are... more

City, Country, Climate - Why global climate policy is also a matter of administration

Climate change affects us all. It confronts humanity with problems that we can only overcome together – if at all. Year after year, representatives... more
Smog over Hong Kong. Picture: Fotolia.com/Stripped Pixel

Post-carbon futures – Making the City of Tomorrow

About two thirds of all Europeans and over three quarters of Germans now live in cities…and their number is continuously increasing. Urbanization is a... more