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Rather stock market than housing market. Photo: AdobeStock/peterschreiber.media

Are Cities the New Stock Markets? – Gentrification between Upgrading and Financialization

A few short years ago, everything seemed to be fine in the urban world. Apartments served their purpose as homes at prices more or less matched to the income of the residents. Structural and social upgrading processes in...
31. Jul 2019
A few short years ago, everything seemed to be fine in the urban world. Apartments served their purpose as homes at prices more or less matched to the income of the residents. Structural and social upgrading processes more ...
apl. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Sturzbecher. Foto: Dirk Vegelahn

Coming of Age – Growing Up at the Focus of Research

Childhood and youth are times of great changes and searching, phases full of tensions, risks, and opportunities. At the Institute for Applied Research on Childhood, Youth, and the Family at the University of Potsdam, researchers...
17. Jul 2019
Childhood and youth are times of great changes and searching, phases full of tensions, risks, and opportunities. At the Institute for Applied Research on Childhood, Youth, and the Family at the University of Potsdam, more ...
Prof. Dr. Norbert Gronau. Photo: Ernst Kaczynski.

“Not Everything Needs to Be 100 Percent Autonomous”

Business Informatics Specialist Norbert Gronau Says: What Matters Is How Humans and Machines Interact
12. Jun 2019
Driverless cars, fully-automated factories, self-learning computer programs: Is technical innovation making humans redundant? Are these developments proof of the fact that, at least with the advancement of artificial more ...
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 ...

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