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The Iranian visiting scholar  Dr. Rana Raeisi and the  Potsdam literary scholar adjunct Prof. Dr. Brunhilde Wehinger. Picture: Karla Fritze

Paths to Peace – Religious tolerance in Persian and German literature

The path to other religions and cultures is inspiring, enriching – and yet has always been a very difficult one. In the name of religion, wars have waged for thousands of years. People are displaced, forced to hide their beliefs,...
28. Jul 2015
The path to other religions and cultures is inspiring, enriching – and yet has always been a very difficult one. In the name of religion, wars have waged for thousands of years. People are displaced, forced to hide more ...
Potsdam computer linguists develop instruments to enable linguistic analysis of millions of newspaper articles. Picture: F. Betz / pixelio

Layer by Layer – Project group develops new method to enable a complex analysis of social scientific texts

Modern information and communication technologies have been changing all spheres of society and have long been indispensable at German universities. They have recently become important in projects where humanities scholars and...
21. Jul 2015
Modern information and communication technologies have been changing all spheres of society and have long been indispensable at German universities. They have recently become important in projects where humanities more ...
A look through the microscope shows the structure of bacteria inhibiting the human intestine. Photo: Prof. Dr. Michael Blaut.

The Human Ecosystem – Innumerable microorganisms inhabit the human intestine – and influence health

They are on the skin, in the intestine and on the teeth. Microorganisms inhabit our body. The colon in particular is an ideal place for microbes. One gram of intestinal content contains about ten trillions of bacteria. Michael...
13. Jul 2015
They are on the skin, in the intestine and on the teeth. Microorganisms inhabit our body. The colon in particular is an ideal place for microbes. One gram of intestinal content contains about ten trillions of bacteria. more ...
Bullying – also at schools – is a complex web of victims, perpetrators, and spectators. Photo: fotolia.com/Luis Louro.

A Question of Conduct – How do teachers and students deal with violence and bullying in the classroom?

In a DFG-funded research project, Wilfried Schubarth, Professor of Education at the University of Potsdam, in close cooperation with the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, is studying how teachers deal with...
07. Jul 2015
In a DFG-funded research project, Wilfried Schubarth, Professor of Education at the University of Potsdam, in close cooperation with the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, is studying how teachers deal more ...
John D. Jansen sampling bedrock in Jotunheimen, Norway. Photo: D.L. Egholm

At Home on High Plateaux – The Australian geoscientist John Jansen researches the formation of the Scandinavian Mountains

"When people think of mountains most bring to mind steep, towering slopes with jagged peaks, as in some parts of the Alps”, says John Jansen. “But many mountain ranges have significant areas that are flat-topped.” The...
02. Jul 2015
"When people think of mountains most bring to mind steep, towering slopes with jagged peaks, as in some parts of the Alps”, says John Jansen. “But many mountain ranges have significant areas that are flat-topped.” more ...

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