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Gruppe von kolumbianischen Studierenden vor dem Physikgebäude in Golm

Fostering oversea contacts – students from Colombia visited Potsdam geoscientists

The Institute of Geosciences at the University of Potsdam has established diverse contacts to Latin America for long time via study exchanges, …
Sven Dinklage (l.) and Liliana Mayer

“A Three-Month Stay in Brazil or Argentina Is the Equivalent of Two Years at Home” – Sven Dinklage and Liliana Mayer Build Bridges to South America for the University of Potsdam

Sven Dinklage represents the University of Potsdam in Brazil. He supports students, researchers, and administration employees with regard to …
Scales of justice. A bird's eye view of trees in the background.

Everything for the Climate or Climate for Everyone? – German Chancellor Fellow Kalia R. Barkai researches “Climate Justice”

Climate change has long since become a crisis. Most people have now realized this. However, we are not all experiencing this crisis in the same way. …
Dr. Jürgen Mey (l.) und Prof. Ankit Agarwal (m.) am Ganges zusammen mit dem Potsdamer Kollegen Dr. Wolfgang Schwanghart (r.).

The Collaborative Indo-German Project Co-PREPARE – Dr. Jürgen Mey, University of Potsdam & Prof. Ankit Agarwal, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Co-PREPARE – What is it about? Dr. Jürgen Mey: The project deals with natural hazards in the Himalayas. The challenges of global change come together …
Neues Palais, Haus 10

A Visit among Friends – Thinking outside the Box Thanks to EDUC

How do we collect, manage, and present data on research projects? Which systems are in use in research data and science management? And how do …
Prof. Dr. Miriam Vock

Enormous gains – Eight years ago, Miriam Vock initiated Germany’s first qualification program for refugee teachers

How would I feel if I had to flee with my child from war and persecution to a foreign country, a country whose culture I don't know and whose language …
Reservoir „Sierra Boyera“ in Córdoba (southern Spain) with intake tower. Usual water levels almost reach the top of the tower. Because of dehydration and low water level, a pipe system connects the intake tower with the closest water body in the photo.

Hydrologic models and climate change – Humboldt Fellow Patricio Yeste guest at the University of Potsdam

The research of Dr. Patricio Yeste involves the application of hydrologic models and the analysis of climate change impacts on water resources. Since …
Different social media buttons on a smartphone display.

Future Prospects – “SoMe4Dem” And How Social Media Can Damage or Strengthen Democracy

Fake news, manipulation, and opinion mongering – social media has made it easy to blur the lines between facts and opinions and influence public …

“It Is Extremely Important for Historians to See Such Sources with Their Own Eyes” – Why Potsdam Students Are Excavating a Roman Villa in Spain

Students studying history or classical philology at the University of Potsdam usually learn about archaeological excavations from books, films, or …
Humboldt expert Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette

Land of Longing – Romance scholar Ottmar Ette takes Humboldt to China – to a place that the natural and cultural scientist never traveled to himself

Ottmar Ette is freezing; he walked through the snow-covered Sanssouci Park to the university. "I've just come back from Cuba, where we had 31 degrees …