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Are you a journalist looking for a topic? For example, about an exciting research project, or a professor with a particular field of interest, or a development for the market of the future? Freie Universität has a collection of stories ready for you. To help facilitate your search for new topics, we offer journalists a monthly selection of newsworthy contributions, features, and background reports – as a reference and stimulus for your own articles. If you publish something, we would greatly appreciate a copy or a link to the online text or radio or television broadcast.



The Tale of the Happy Cow

Historian Veronika Settele studies the history of animal husbandry in Germany.

May 18, 2016Read more

A Chemistry Set for Experts

Dirk Steinhilber has developed a method of producing highly tolerable nanogels and microgels. Researchers hope they will help to revolutionize treatment of serious diseases.

May 18, 2016Read more

Graduates in Academia and the Research Sector, Government Ministries, and the European Commission

The Environmental Policy Research Centre looks back on a 30-year success story.

May 18, 2016Read more

Bitter Diagnosis, Sweet Therapy?

Biochemist Werner Reutter studies whether galactose is an effective treatment for dementia – and has been fighting for a clinical trial for years.

Mar 30, 2016Read more

Between Two Worlds at the End of Life

Researchers at Freie Universität are studying why Russian-speaking immigrants seldom make use of the services offered by Germany’s palliative care system.

Mar 30, 2016Read more

Interwoven Images and Sounds

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is supporting a fundamental project on the analysis of audiovisual media.

Mar 30, 2016Read more

Focusing on Issues of Gender and Health

Irina Catrinel Crăciun holds the international visiting professorship for gender studies at Freie Universität this semester.

Feb 18, 2016Read more

A Lab in the Cradle of Humanity

A geographer and a paleontologist from Freie Universität are studying the history of a prehistoric lake in southern Africa to reconstruct its Stone Age environment.

Feb 18, 2016Read more

Getting Back to the Roots

The Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum explore the history of collections in Berlin as part of a research alliance.

Feb 18, 2016Read more

Living among Stones

Scientists from Freie Universität and Saint Petersburg State University are researching how biofilms act as weathering agents of stone surfaces and how this process can be stopped.

Jan 18, 2016Read more