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IfL in brief

China and Belarus - two unequal partners

Belarus is pinning high hopes on closer economic relations with China. However, the two countries, which differ in many respects, are still far from a true partnership.

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We mourn the death of Sven Eybe

We mourn the passing of our long-time colleague Sven Eybe, who died unexpectedly this week.

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Towards new development paths

What do Lauchhammer in Brandenburg, Sweden's northernmost city Kiruna and Tatabánya in Hungary have in common?

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U-turn in mobility policy

For three decades, cars were at the centre of transport policy in Tbilisi - until Kakhaber Kaladze was elected as a mayor of Georgia's capital in November 2017.

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Four centimetres on the map equals one kilometre in nature

Connoisseurs know what is meant (... the 1:25,000 topographic map). More than six thousand "Messtischblätter", as these maps used to be called, are available in the IfL library's online catalogue.

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Photos keep history alive

77 years ago, on 4 December 1943, more than 300 000 British bombs rained down on Leipzig. The air raids triggered an inferno after which the city was no longer the same.

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50 million bird observations - visualised in an interactive web map

After three years of development, the "ornitho-Regioportal" went online in October 2020.

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"Hybrid" learning

It is well known that people like to play and always learn in the process. But how do you manage to arouse young people's curiosity for "landscape" and encourage them to discover new things outside?

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