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“We Provide a Productive Break With Everyday Understanding” – Sociology between analyzing everyday life and encouraging critical thinking

Jürgen Mackert is Professor of General Sociology. But a look at his research interests shows that they are anything but general: He researches... more
Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann

“Crises Will Happen in More Rapid Succession and Even Overlap” – Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann and her team examined the crisis management of public administrations in Germany

The global spread of the novel coronavirus in early 2020 presented major challenges not only for health care systems, but also for administrations and... more
Prof. Dr. Katharina Wrohlich

Gender Gaps – Economist Katharina Wrohlich About Inequalities in the Labor Market

The gender pay gap, i.e. the income difference between women and men, is still at 18% in Germany. Although there are now gender quotas on supervisory... more
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann

Is the International Rule of Law on the Rise or on Decline? – A DFG research group examines the role of international law in a changing world

 
Third party dispute settlement within the framework of the World Trade Organization, the establishment of the International Criminal Court, sanctions... more
Annika Koch (left) and Prof. Maja Apelt (right) in interview

Diversity with the Potential for Conflict – The project “Bodyrules” researches official and unofficial rules related to the body

How do cultural and religious diversity influence the way we deal with each other in public institutions such as schools, swimming pools, and... more
Udo Dannemann im Interview

A Question of Stance – How do you react to antisemitic remarks in the classroom or to racism among students at school? A model project provides answers.

Discrimination and right-wing thinking do not stop at classroom doors. It is an enormous challenge for teachers to respond to them adequately. A model... more
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mackert | Foto: Karla Fritze

Zeroing in on Science – Professor of Sociology Jürgen Mackert Supervised Several Scholars at Risk in His Working Group

Since 2015, scholars who can no longer work in their home countries because they are under threat or persecuted have had the opportunity to continue... 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
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