University of Potsdam

University of Potsdam

With over 21,000 students and seven faculties, the University of Potsdam, founded in 1991, is the largest institution of higher education in Brandenburg. It is also the only institution training teachers in the federal state. Its research focuses on earth and environmental sciences, evolutionary and systems biology, cognitive sciences and data sciences.

The university is closely interconnected with the research institutions in Potsdam and the region. Its consistent internationalization strategy contributes to making Potsdam an attractive location for young scientists from Germany and abroad. Potsdam Transfer, the university’s center for start-ups, innovation, and the transfer of knowledge and technology, ensures that research innovations are also put into practice.

21,000+ students

7 faculties

21 % of international students

29 international degree programs

3,000+ faculty and staff members

24 start-ups