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Archive: News

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Navigating through the Text – Researchers have studied the efficiency of reading strategies

Literary texts have a firm place in many people’s lives. It is impossible to imagine German school lessons without them. Can students, however, comprehend and interpret novels, stories, and novellas? The PISA Study in 2000...
29. Jan 2015
Literary texts have a firm place in many people’s lives. It is impossible to imagine German school lessons without them. Can students, however, comprehend and interpret novels, stories, and novellas? The PISA Study in more ...
“The basic problem of democratic policy is that we all want something different but have to coordinate ourselves to reach a decision,” Professor Steffen Ganghof says. Picture: Karla Fritze

Game of Democracy – How does democracy work?

Whenever you see the word “democracy”, parliament cannot be far off. Democracy very often implies parliament. Elected representation in most democratically organized countries significantly contributes to forming the government,...
26. Jan 2015
Whenever you see the word “democracy”, parliament cannot be far off. Democracy very often implies parliament. Elected representation in most democratically organized countries significantly contributes to forming the more ...
The Sitting Goddess.. Picture: Karla Fritze

“Moras” and the Sitting Goddess – Mineralogists With Mobile Raman Probe in Museum

The sitting goddess from Mesopotamia has already some four thousand years under her belt. Secured by an alarm system and guarded by museum attendants in uniform, the statue resides behind glass in the Berlin Pergamon Museum. This...
19. Jan 2015
The sitting goddess from Mesopotamia has already some four thousand years under her belt. Secured by an alarm system and guarded by museum attendants in uniform, the statue resides behind glass in the Berlin Pergamon more ...
Dr. Boban Arsenijevic researches sentence structure at the Linguistics Department. Picture: Karla Fritze

Potsdam As a Chance

BRAIN research fellow Dr. Boban Arsenijevic researches sentence structure at the Linguistics Department
23. Jan 2015
He is looking forward to intensive research work with internationally acknowledged colleagues, excellent working conditions, exciting projects – and to Germany. Dr. Boban Arsenijevic is a linguist and one of the four more ...
Nanogranites – tiny melt inclusions - that only become visible when enormously magnified under the microscope. Picture: Silvio Ferrero

Set in Stone – What Geoscientist Silvio Ferrero Finds Inside Rocks is 500 Million Years Old

Stones move, not just in the pockets or backpacks of fascinated collectors around the world. Stones also move through rock: from the surface they get kilometres deep into the crust of the earth – and even back again. This takes...
12. Jan 2015
Stones move, not just in the pockets or backpacks of fascinated collectors around the world. Stones also move through rock: from the surface they get kilometres deep into the crust of the earth – and even back again. more ...

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