You can find information about research in Gemany on the DAAD and The Researcher's Mobility Portal Germany web sites.
During the day trams and buses run between the university facilities, the halls of residences and the city centre every 15 – 20 minutes. From 10.30 pm – 4 am there is a night bus which runs every half hour. There is a bus crossing the border from Germany to Poland, but you can also easily walk there.
From Monday to Friday shops open between 9 – 10 am and close at 8 pm. On Saturdays most shops close at 4 pm, at the latest 6 pm. On Sundays and holidays all shops in Germany are closed, except for snack bars, petrol stations, some pharmacies and stores in train stations. However, if you still need to buy something on Sunday, simply cross the border to Poland or visit Berlin.
International Press and Books
You can buy international newspapers and magazines at the news stand in the train station. For a broader selection, you might have to travel to Berlin (e.g. the book store at Berlin Zoologischer Garten has a wide range of English books).
Tourist Information Frankfurt (Oder)
You can find more informations about living in Frankfurt (Oder) on the website of the Tourist Information Frankfurt (Oder).