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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
Prof. Dr. Fabian Schuppert. | Foto: Tobias Hopfgarten

“We should offer the best protection to the most vulnerable members of our society” – How our society is changed by the corona pandemic and how it should be changed by it

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
At first with hesitation, then with severe consequences for each individual – all over the world, governments are countering the threat of the novel... more
The corona pandemic has already become a global economic crisis. | Photo: AdobeStock/OSORIOartist

Getting out of the crisis – Prof. Dr. Maik Heinemann on the economic effects of the corona pandemic

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Immense financial losses, production downtimes and layoffs – the coronavirus is putting an enormous burden on the economy. How the markets will cope... more
Digital administration also means access to online services for citizens. | Photo: AdobeStock/Sikov

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
Interview with Prof. Dr. Roland Verwiebe. | Photo: Kaya Neutzer

"People are called upon to support each other" - Social scientist Prof. Dr. Roland Verwiebe on the corona pandemic

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
It might seem as if health crises such as the current corona pandemic spared no one. Yet, the existential threat posed by job loss and financial... more
Marvin Dogue. | Foto: Kevin Ryl

Professional with a profile – Marvin Dogue is a professional athlete and has been studying business administration at the University of Potsdam since the winter semester 2017/18

As a modern pentathlete he loves variety. His sport is the most important thing for Marvin Dogue – his studies and leisure time come second.... more
Eher Finanz- statt Wohnungsmarkt. Foto: AdobeStock/peterschreiber.media

Are Cities the New Stock Markets? – Gentrification between Upgrading and Financialization

A few short years ago, everything seemed to be fine in the urban world. Apartments served their purpose as homes at prices more or less matched to... more
apl. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Sturzbecher. Foto: Dirk Vegelahn

Coming of Age – Growing Up at the Focus of Research

Childhood and youth are times of great changes and searching, phases full of tensions, risks, and opportunities. At the Institute for Applied... more
Das Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung. Foto: DIW.

The Courage to Take a Risk and a Passion for Innovation – Alexander Kritikos is a researcher and teacher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and at the University of Potsdam

An expert on the Greek crisis, Alexander Kritikos is frequent commentator for newspapers, television, and radio. Although Kritikos was born in Munich,... more
Dr. Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg. Foto: Karla Fritze.

The Thinking Club - Scientific network researches political struggles over new forms of transnationalization

The world is in flux: money is becoming digital, people are highly mobile, and the economy is global. As a consequence, some say, politics has turned... more