University of Potsdam

  • Description
  • Since its founding 20 years ago, the University of Potsdam has excelled in research and teaching and is well positioned both on a national and international scale. To achieve this under consistently difficult economic conditions speaks for the quality and motivation of our professors, research and administrative staff. Now it is essential to consolidate and extend this position.

    We want to be an active and integral part of the leading German research universities on a sustained basis as well as to take top positions in our areas of studies. This is the only way to attract the brightest and most-talented minds to come to Brandenburg and to offer them career perspectives. We are convinced that investments that are being made into research and teaching today will pay off for Brandenburg in the near future. This is why we actively engage in qualified training of skilled personnel that we urgently need and ensure a rapid translation of the latest scientific findings into practice.

    It is of special concern for us to win strong political, economic and social partners. When we report about our work here, we do not only want to inform you but also to arouse your interest and show connecting factors and thus to increase the density and stability of our network for education, science and knowledge transfer - to the benefit of Brandenburg.



    Facts and Figures


    Total number of students: 20.808
    Freshmen in 1st university semester: 4.867
    International students: 2.136
    Number of female students: 12.180

    Distribution of students among the faculties

    Law Faculty: 1.986
    Faculty of Arts: 6.159
    Faculty of Human Sciences: 3.021
    Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences: 3.635
    Faculty of Science: 6.007


    Professors: 219

    additional Professors appointed in collaboration with other institutions: 44
    Academic staff: 60
    Non academic staff: 7
    Academic and Non-academic staff funded by outside and special sources:


    Budget 201:103,0 Million Euros

    Outside funding 2010: 36,6 Million Euros


    Phone +49.0.331.977-0
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