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Lasse Steffen, Marco Trippler, and Jerome Lange (f.l.t.r.) | Photo: Thomas Roese

Hoppla! Here comes Koppla! – The revolution for craft enterprises

“We want every craftsman and woman to work with our software – because it is easy to use and simplifies many processes. At the end of the day, it... more
Prof. Matthias Kalkuhl | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

The climate clock is ticking – Economist Matthias Kalkuhl researches what is key to developing successful climate policies

Every morning, on his way to work at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin, Matthias Kalkuhl passes by... 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. Ulrich Kohler | Photo: Thomas Roese

Dead Language, Important Language? – A DFG Project investigates the significance of Ancient Greek and Latin

Latin helps with systematic and logical thinking as well as understanding German grammar and learning other languages. These are the common and... more
Prof. Maja Apelt und her team. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Between Law and Practice – How equal treatment works in the Bundeswehr and other “male-dominated organizations”

In 2006, when the General Anti-Discrimination Act came into effect in Germany, all stakeholders were well aware that discrimination based on ethnic... 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
Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann at the Griebnitzsee campus. | Photo: Karla Fritze

Suddenly digital – Why Germany is now re-inventing its administration

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
From one day to the next, the corona pandemic has put public life into a deep sleep. For about four weeks now, nothing has been going on, or so it... 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