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Going Digital – Public Administration in Europe in the Digital Age

Germany, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Estonia, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – in all these countries, public... more
Rathaus in Hannover. Foto: pixabay/connormik.

A Fresh Breeze in the Community – Administrative scientists establish European research network for local public sector reform

They decide where to found new schools or whether a utility company will be privatized. They finance education and cultural institutions and run... 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
Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Potsdam Summer School 2016. Foto: IASS/Pierro Chiussi.

Potsdam Summer School Explores the Future of Cities – International exchange on the sustainability of human environments

Potsdam, 28.08.2017. The rapid pace of change around the world is presenting humankind and human environments with tremendous challenges. What... more
Smog über Hongkong. Foto: 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
Die Arbeit erwies sich als echte Feldforschung: Nachdem die Forscher von Kathmandu aus mit einem Propellerflugzeug nach Dhangadhi geflogen waren, legten sie noch mehr als 500 weitere Kilometer in der Tiefebene und im Mittelland Nepals zurück – mit dem Geländewagen. Foto: Bastian Jantz

A Day’s March to the Midwife – Administrative experts monitor new approach in Nepal’s healthcare system

Scientists from the University of Potsdam recently visited Nepal to monitor the impact of a government program to foster the decentralization of... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Ankunft am Flughafen in Mazar, Foto: Julka Jantz

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Kabul, 29 September 2014, Day 8

We are stranded at Kabul Airport. Airport Road has been closed since 6am for the high-ranking guests of the president’s inauguration. Civil flights... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Mittagessen bei Dekan Sharaf, Mazar, Foto: Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Mazar, 30 September 2014, Day 9

We are heading north on a ruler-straight street towards Mazar-e Sharif International Airport. A lot has changed since we arrived here for the first... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Foto: Harlad Fuhr

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Kabul, 28 September 2014, Day 7

We started in Herat this morning at 6am. Due to the usual morning traffic jams we only have about an hour to freshen up in our hotel before visiting... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Foto: Julka Jantz

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Herat, 27 September 2014, Day 6

Right away we notice the many female students in the first seminar room. What a contrast to Jalalabad! The men are sitting on one side of the room,... more