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Calling All Young People

As much as they make us laugh, they also make us tear our hair out. Who am I talking about? Of course, I’m talking about young people, who our companies and scientific institutes so desperately need in the future. Parents, grandparents, friends, day care workers, teachers, mentors and many others have done a great job and invested their energy into the development of the next generation. And now? Does the “Generation Z” meet our expectations?


On the one hand, we have the “high potentials”, the ambitious, smart and meritocratic graduates and apprentices. We are proud of them for finding their path, overcoming obstacles and pushing the people around them forward with their curiosity. On the other hand, we have those head-in-the-clouds youngsters who are hesitant and sometimes insecure. Sometimes one wants to shake them and ask them when they think they will start to go out and explore the world. But, we have to think back to our own teenage years: did we know how things worked right from the start? Didn’t we also need a little push and a second chance? The next generation also deserved it.

Our statistics show that there were over 800 apprentices in the entire Adlershof area. 250 of them worked in the Science and Technology Park, which is 70% more than last year. This is great news! However, more and more companies are looking for motivated young employees. They are not always easy to find, says Mario Ahlberg, manager of Ahlberg Metalltechnik. We also ask, how Adlershof-based high-tech companies attract new professionals? They have increased their presence at recruiting events and trade fairs and aim at attracting young people with training opportunities in the company.

It is invaluable to invest in young people. We can learn many things from them, but one thing especially: that fresh and unobstructed view of things.

Sylvia Nitschke
Head of Adlershof Print


Essay by Christian Scholz, economic scientist and professor at Saarland University

As a convinced member of the baby boomers, I could have never imagined such a thing. For the Generation Z born after 1990, the civil service makes...

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In conversation with programme coordinator Petra Metz

She has been the coordinator of WiNS Adlershof (Women in Natural Sciences Adlershof) since March 2017, a new programme designed to jumpstart women in...

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Thorsten Rohwedder fosters young mathematicians

His job description reads “teacher for special tasks”. You could also say: Thorsten Rohwedder’s job is talent care. He likes using an agricultural...

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Cover story

How the companies of the Science City recruit future apprentices

Adlershof is awaiting the next apprenticeship term, which is a good time to ask local companies about how they recruit future professionals, which...

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Cover story

An invitation to the STEM job fair in Adlershof

As a high-technology site, Adlershof depends on smart people. A trade fair on 4th July 2017 enables companies recruiting apprentices to meet...

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From Dahlem to Adlershof

Two new companies in Adlershof, Alacris Theranostics GmbH and Clinical Laserthermia Systems GmbH, are committed to fighting cancer

He will miss the view of Dahlem’s Botanical Garden, says Bodo Lange. Apart from that, the manager of the company Alacris Theranostics sees moving...

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Retirement? No, thanks

Reinhard Mann and his team at auvisign GmbH provide their customers with video and sound

New Year’s Eve or the World Cup party at the Brandenburg Gate, large church conventions or the German gymnastics festival – Reinhard Mann, Johannes...

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Josefin Fuchs, MBI

Living in the Laboratory

The Max-Born-Institute secures future physics lab technicians

How curiosity, love of experimentation and meticulousness are helping Josefin Fuchs to complete her apprenticeship as a physics lab technician at the...

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Illustration: DFY

No Need to Travel Far for Cool Jobs

How Adlershof supports career transitions between science, business and management

Due to its hundreds of high-tech companies, leading research institutes and start-up hubs, Adlershof is a land of opportunity for students and...

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Short Cuts


Future Cities

On 10th July 2017, DGB, IG Metall and other partners will host a panel debate on the topic of “Working and Living in Future Cities” will take place at the Hans-Grade-Room in Rudower Chaussee 24. Berlin is growing more and more. After deduction, it gained 60,000 new citizens in 2016. According to current projections, the city will have more than 3.9 million inhabitants by 2030. The aim is to discuss the future of living and working in an urban environment.




Felix Römer will host a competition of the best German slam poets at the Erwin Schrödinger-Centre, Rudower Chaussee 26, on 13th July 2017 (8pm). Further dates 2017: 7th September, 26th October, 30th November. Tickets: 10 euro/reduced 8€. Pre-sale: or at the lehmanns media bookshop.



Expansion of BESSY II

BESSY II will be upgraded into a variable pulse-length storage ring (BESSY VSR). After the upgrade, BESSY VSR will be the first synchrotron light source providing brilliant X-ray pulses of various lengths: it will produce long and short photon pulses in one ring. This provides researchers with new research opportunities on energy materials, which will contribute to sustainable energy supply and storage. 29.4 million euros will be invested into the BESSY II expansion.



Topping-out ceremony of ZeSys e.V.

ZeSys e.V., a non-profit institute for applied research and development services, celebrated the topping-out of its institute’s new building in the Technology Park Adlershof on 8th June 2017. The three-and-a-half-storey building has a floor space of 1,080 sqm and comprises offices and laboratories for the institute’s 22 staff members. ZeSys is the result of the research project Software Platform Embedded Systems (SPES) 2020. It was first located in Teltow near Berlin, but has been a part of the Technology Park Adlershof for several years.



Bagels and Physics

“Physik zum Frühstück” – visit the electron storage ring BESSY on 26th July for physics for breakfast, the easily digestible physics lecture to start your day. After bagels, tea and coffee, embark on a journey into the world of light. Using simple experiments, the physicists at BESSY demonstrate how light is perceived by scientists and how they better understand its properties.

Editorial Staff

Sylvia Nitschke
Director Adlershof Print

Sylvia Nitschke, Director Adlershof Print WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH
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