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Information Sciences Department

Since its foundation in 1992, the Information Sciences Department has made a name for itself among information experts in Germany. It is known for its study concept of partially integrative education of archivists, librarians and information managers – also called the "Potsdam Model". Currently, almost 500 students study at the department. In addition to the degree programs, the department also offers further education programs for employees in archives and libraries.

Degree programs at the Information Sciences Department

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Degree program Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
BA Archival Studies German Winter semester
06/15 – 08/15 (NC-free).
BA Information Studies German Winter semester
BA Information Studies (NC free)
BA Library Sciences German Winter semester
15.6. – 15.8.(NC Free).
MA Archival Sciences German Winter semester
02.05.–30.06.2023 in odd calendar years (admission restricted)
MA Digital Data Management German Summer semester
15.12. – 15.02. (admission restricted)

Apply now for your desired degree program!

Apply for a study place at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam from May 25 and start your studies in the winter semester!

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Online Study Selection Assistant (OSA)

With the OSA, you can interactively find out whether one of our bachelor's degree programs in Archival Studies, Library Sciences and Information Studies is a good fit for you. We show you concrete tasks and give you insights into everyday study life.

Online Study Selection Assistant (OSA)

News from the department

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Associated facilities

Koordinierungsstelle Brandenburg-digital

The goal of the Koordinierungsstelle Brandenburg-digital (KBD) is to improve the digital presentation of cultural assets from the state of Brandenburg. By increasing the digital visibility of individual institutions and holdings, a very real and substantial contribution is made to increasing the digital visibility of Brandenburg as a cultural state.

Koordinierungsstelle Brandenburg-digital

Landesfachstelle für Archive und Öffentliche Bibliotheken Brandenburg

The Landesfachstelle für Archive und Öffentliche Bibliotheken Brandenburg is affiliated with the Information Science Department at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. As an institution of the University, one of the tasks of the Landesfachstelle is to support the transfer of knowledge between the university and archival and library practice in the state of Brandenburg.

Landesfachstelle für Archive und Öffentliche Bibliotheken Brandenburg

Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle Open Access Brandenburg

The Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle (VuK) Open Access Brandenburg is the central point of contact on the topic of Open Access and for related areas of open science in the state of Brandenburg. It was established in 2021 at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam as part of the implementation of the state's Open Access strategy.

Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle Open Access Brandenburg

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Site and room plans

The Information Sciences Department is located in House 2 on the campus of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The department's seminar rooms and the offices of the project staff are located in house 3.

Lage- und Raumplan Haus 2 (PDF, 1.34 MB)
Lage- und Raumplan Haus 3 (PDF, 886.75 KB)