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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
Vertreter der Hochschulen des Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) auf der Jahrestagung 2019. Foto: Sharon Ahcar.

University of Potsdam as the First German Member of CONAHEC at the Annual Conference for 2019

The annual conference of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) took place a few days ago at New Mexico State... more
Prof. Peter van der Beek. Foto: T. Schildgen.

The Ups and Downs of Mountains – Peter van der Beek, guest scientists at the University of Potsdam, obtains an ERC Advanced Grant

The internationally well-known geologist Prof. Peter van der Beek who is currently a guest professor and scientist at the Institute for Geosciences... more
Diskussion am Kalderarand des Mount Longonot. Foto: Henry Wichura.

Underway in Kenia – February, 15: “Oloonong’ot – mountain of many ridges

Geoscientists on an Excursion in the East African Rift System
February, 15th Today we want to study one of the largest caldera volcanoes of the Kenya Rift - Mount Longonot at an elevation of about 2560 m.... more
Osun-Osogbo-Hain. Foto: Valerie Pobloth/Isabel Dückert.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 14th 2017

October, 14th – Ibadan „Spirituality is not about race, it is about soul.“ Priestess Doyin about her mother Susanne Wenger. Today is a very... more
Im Museum of National Unity (MNU). Foto: Isabel Dückert/Valerie Pobloth.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 13th 2017

October, 13th – Ibadan Today we explore the history and culture of Nigeria and visit the Museum of National Unity (MNU) in Ibadan, which exhibits an... more
Der „German Circle“. Foto: Isabel Dückert/Valerie Pobloth.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 12th 2017

October, 12th – Ibadan Today we have another day at the university. At 10am we have an appointment in the office of the German teacher Lanre „Larry“... more