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Two Potsdam researchers are involved in the new international Center for Molecular Water Science, which has now published its research program. | Photo: AdobeStock/magann

Secrets of the Water – White Paper of the Centre for Molecular Water Science published

More than 45 institutions from Europe and across the globe - among them the University of Potsdam - have joined in an initiative for a new research... more
Claudia Rößling manages the Welcome Center, which also supports fellows of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative on-site in Potsdam. | Photo: privat

“Fellows Can Establish New Contacts and Networks” – Welcome Center Manager Claudia Rößling on the Philipp Schwartz Initiative for Scholars at Risk

Scholars who can no longer work in their home countries because they are under threat or persecuted have had the opportunity to continue their work at... more
Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira | Photo: private

Interculturality in the Digital World – Interview with Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira on the Research Project ReDICo

The universities of Potsdam, Jena, and Mainz established a joint project group called Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatively (ReDICo) in... more
Prof. Dr. Manfred Strecker | Photo: Thilo Schoch

Honoured – Potsdam geoscientist Prof. Dr. Manfred Strecker elected to the Academia de Ciencias of Argentina

Geologist Professor Manfred Strecker from the University of Potsdam was inducted into the Academia Nacional de Ciencias of Argentina (Córdoba) on May... more
Sven Dinklage | Photo: privat

Interview with: Sven Dinklage – Working as the UP’s Liason Officer in Brazil

Since 2012, the University of Potsdam has been expanding its academic relations with Brazil, especially with the universities of the state of São... more
István Tarrósy, Lukáš Wiesner, Chloé Duvivier, Daniela Ghiani, Ludovic Collin, Nadine Shovakar | Photo: privat

European Digital UniverCity – Many Voices for an Alliance

István Tarrósy, EDUC Institutional Coordinator at the University of Pécs, Hungary: I feel privileged to be part of EDUC; this dynamic alliance of 6... more
Humboldt Fellow Gautier Nicoli (3.v.l.) does his research at the Skaergaard Intrusion, Greenland …

Seen from the root of mountains – Humboldt Fellow Gautier Nicoli links plate tectonics and the carbon cycle

As a petrologist, Gautier Nicoli deals with the occurrence, composition and formation of rocks. He collects samples of metamorphic rocks from all over... more
Beit Berl College near Kfar Saba | Photo: Beit Berl College

Not a “Single Story” – How a German-Israeli COIL Project Helps Participants Overcome Stereotypes

“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.” This is an insight that... more
Voltaire Prize recipient Dr. Gábor Polyák | Photo: Csortos Szabolcs

“Academic Work is Important for Society” – 2020 Voltaire Prize recipient Dr. Gábor Polyák on the prize and the work that followed

In January 2021, the University of Potsdam will award the Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Differences” for... more
Researchers from all over the world work at the University of Potsdam. In the corona crisis, the support of the Welcome Center has become more important than ever for them. | Photo: Karla Fritze

“There is a great need to talk” – How the Welcome Center supports researchers from all over the world during the corona crisis

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Science has been global for a long time and universities often resemble a small-scale world community. In addition to more than 2900 international... more