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Dr. Miriam Schwarzenthal | Photo: Mohamed Elaskalani

Diverse for Good Reason – Miriam Schwarzenthal researches intercultural competence and critical consciousness at school

For some, “cultural diversity at school” is synonymous with hotspot schools. Psychologist Dr. Miriam Schwarzenthal does not share this view. She... more
Prof. Dr. iur. Björn Steinrötter. | Photo: Thomas Roese

"Do We Want Artificial Intelligence to Administer Law?" – IT and media law expert Björn Steinrötter researches legal issues of digitalization

He stands in front of students in the lecture hall, is the author of legal essays, commentaries, and manuals, and researches today’s most pressing... more
Searching for the right word | Photo: Kaya Neutzer

About Searching and Finding Words – A psycholinguistic experiment

Authors are rich people. Their wealth lies in the words they have collected over the course of their lives: heard from mum and dad, heard in stories,... 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
The founders of „Vly Foods“: Nicolas Hartmann, Niklas Katter, Moritz Braunwarth | Photo: Vly Foods

Alternative Milk from Peas – Start-up VlyFoods believes in nutritional value and environmental protection

Oat, rice, soy or almond milk - plant-based alternatives to classic cow’s milk are trendy and in increasing demand. Nicolas Hartmann, Niklas Katter,... more
Hot summers are no longer an exception in Potsdam. | Photo: AdobeStock / Katja Xenikis

Keeping Cool During a Heat Wave – How cities can better cope with climate change

Heat waves, thunderstorms, hail, and heavy rainfall - extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common. Such events pose an enormous challenge... more
Prof. Dr. Petra Warschburger | Photo: Thomas Roese

Healing Spirit – Psychologist Prof. Petra Warschburger investigates what helps chronically ill children and adolescents cope with psychosocial stress

Having diabetes already as a child - and also being depressed? Teenagers with juvenile arthritis who become aggressive? For some children and... more
George Kwesiga at the lab | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

The mediacal treasure trove of nature – Chemists from Potsdam and their African colleagues are researching new active substances from plants

Nature provides an abundance of medically effective substances. Only a fraction of them is known so far. Especially in poorer countries, where very... more
Those who know more about risks are often better able to deal with them. | Photo: AdobeStock / zhukovvvlad

Understanding and Deciding – The Harding Center for Risk Literacy now researches in Potsdam

What are the risks of a diagnosis using artificial intelligence, of health information websites or of health apps? The Harding Center for Risk... 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