Economics scholar Elke Schüssler is studying how conditions in the globally interconnected apparel trade have changed since the 2013 collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh
On April 24, 2013, the nine-story Rana Plaza textile factory in the Bangladeshi city of Savar collapsed. The operator had ignored life-threatening structural defects. More than 1,100 people were killed and 2,400 were injured. It was the worst accident in the history of the textile and apparel industry.
Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg receives Klung Wilhelmy Science Award for 2015
If you run your finger along the rim of an empty wine glass, it makes a noise. The cause of the noise is vibration. The vibrations arise because the glass expands and contracts minimally as a result of the touch during this period.
Archaeologists from Freie Universität have found remnants of the first Muslim house of prayer
The first mosque in Germany was built a hundred years ago, about 40 kilometers south of Berlin, in the town of Wünsdorf – but the wooden building only stood for fifteen years. In cooperation with the Brandenburg State Office of Historical Preservation, Reinhard Bernbeck, Susan Pollock, and their team from the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology spent the last few weeks searching for the remnants of the mosque.