A new e-learning program called “QuerVet” helps budding veterinarians prepare for the multifaceted nature of their later professional lives.
The illegal puppy trade is booming: Young dogs are brought to Germany from Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Slovakia to be sold at rock-bottom prices. A purebred puppy can go for as little as 300 euros instead of 1,000 or more. “But people only think it’s a bargain,” says Christa Thöne-Reineke, a professor of animal welfare, animal behavior, and laboratory animal science at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin.
The “Depression Coach” developed at the Department of Education and Psychology aims to alleviate symptoms of depression online / High effectiveness and low dropout rates confirmed in a recent evaluation
With the Depression Coach, patients suffering from depression do not have to visit a psychotherapist. Instead, they can get treatment onscreen from home. The new online therapy tool was developed at Freie Universität. Over the past three years it has been tested in cooperation with health insurer Techniker Krankenkasse.
Scholars from the United States, Europe, Africa, India, and the Middle East attended a conference at Freie Universität, where they discussed the long-overlooked history of Arabic-language text practice.
Arabic is a global language: It is written and spoken from West Africa through the Middle East and even some parts of India, and has been for centuries. But the tradition of preserving and interpreting Arabic texts was abruptly interrupted with the start of the colonial era in the 19th century.