Topics for Journalists

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.

Akustische Grüße versenden war schick, ob vom Empire State Building (links) oder aus dem Freizeitklub (ganz links). „Nur mit Holznadel abspielen“ lautet der Hinweis auf der AEG-Platte von 1933.

Greetings from the Phonograph

Media scholar and Einstein Visiting Fellow Thomas Y. Levin is studying the history of a medium that has largely been forgotten today.

 A uniform whoosh and a slight crackle are heard. The next moment, an energetic young male voice speaks: “Dear Lina, it’s Josi!” Is it the start of a letter? Or a phone conversation?

Der Verbund „Maximizing the integration capacity of the European Union: Lessonsandprospects for enlargementandbeyond (MAXCAP )“erforscht,  wie sich die vergangenen Erweiterungen auf die Integrationsfähigkeit der EU ausgewirkt.

Fit for Europe?

Researchers from the MAXCAP international research alliance study how the EU prepares candidate countries for membership.

It was a subject of debate among scholars, politicians, and economists: the eastward expansion of the European Union (EU) ten years ago. The enlargement, which encompassed ten new Member States, including Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Baltic states, was dubbed the “Big Bang.”

(v.l.n.r.): Anne-Katrin Engelmann (GöVB), Linda Albrecht, Annika Jähnig, Josephine Reuer (Studentinnen der Freien Universität), Jan Fabian Ehmke und Natalia Kliewer (Projektleiter), Student Max Adam und GöVB-Geschäftsführer Michael Neugebauer.

Looking for a Little Improvement?

Right in time for the winter schedule, students of Information Systems at Freie Universität are researching optimum bus transportation.

Early morning, eyelids still drooping, under cloudy gray November skies. On days like this, it is a blessing if the bus comes on time and there is a place to sit without having to fight through the crowd.

Last Update: Jul 04, 2013