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Archive: News

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann and Christian Schwab. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Municipal Offices – Ready for the (Digital) Future?

Administrative scientists at the University of Potsdam analyze the state of municipal offices in Germany and how digitalization is finding its way into them. Together with researchers from the University of Bochum, Prof. Sabine...
09. Jan 2019
Administrative scientists at the University of Potsdam analyze the state of municipal offices in Germany and how digitalization is finding its way into them. Together with researchers from the University of Bochum, more ...
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Crossing Borders to Work – Sociologists study the situation of Polish caregivers in Berlin

We live in an aging society. The number of senior citizens has been increasing for years, which presents us with an unresolved problem: Who is going to take care of them? Trained health care workers are desperately sought after...
01. Nov 2018
We live in an aging society. The number of senior citizens has been increasing for years, which presents us with an unresolved problem: Who is going to take care of them? Trained health care workers are desperately more ...
Respondent at the Industry 4.0 Application Center. Photo: Thomas Roese.

Research on the Production Line – Researchers at the Industry 4.0 Application Center Study Learning and Forgetting in Production

As work environments become increasingly complex and digital, the resulting changes also pose major challenges for the daily work of staff members. In a learning experiment, researchers explore how employees learn production...
12. Sep 2018
As work environments become increasingly complex and digital, the resulting changes also pose major challenges for the daily work of staff members. In a learning experiment, researchers explore how employees learn more ...
Alexandra Hüttel, Florence Ziesemer and Ingo Balderjahn. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Less Is More…At Least When It Comes to Consumption – Economists want to raise awareness of sustainable consumption

Every year the latest phone model, the fifth pair of stylish brand sneakers, an expensive bottle of wine every night. Consumption can take many forms today but rarely is it sustainable. Does consumption at least make us happy and...
15. Aug 2018
Every year the latest phone model, the fifth pair of stylish brand sneakers, an expensive bottle of wine every night. Consumption can take many forms today but rarely is it sustainable. Does consumption at least make us more ...

Look at me! – How digital communication affects our lives

Buzzing, ringing, blinking - the latest news, new e-mails or the latest gossip on social networks compete for our attention. Talking to someone and suddenly turning away because the mobile starts beeping. A child is chatting on...
18. Apr 2018
Buzzing, ringing, blinking - the latest news, new e-mails or the latest gossip on social networks compete for our attention. Talking to someone and suddenly turning away because the mobile starts beeping. A child is more ...

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