October 2017

Criminality can come in many different guises: bank robberies, burglaries, radicalisation of young people. But how can it be prevented? Scientists at German criminology institutes are searching for preventive strategies. In this edition, we present some exciting projects. You can also read why a French geophysicist has come to Germany to research the risks posed by earthquakes, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

IN FOCUS: Criminology

Algorithms to combat hate speech online

Hate-filled comments are disseminated increasingly often and quickly online.
Hate-filled comments are disseminated increasingly often and quickly online.

It happens all the time: you are surfing the Internet and come across hate-filled comments. Hate speech is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon. A researcher from Halle in eastern Germany has developed a program designed to help better control the problem.

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CAREER & FUNDING

Current Calls

Funding for international PhD students from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

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The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung provides funding for international PhD students who have not spent longer than 15 months in Germany at the time of application. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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UPCOMING EVENTS