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.
Information Sciences Department
Degree programs at the Information Sciences DepartmentWeitere Studiengänge
|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)
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.
News from the departmentWeitere News
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.
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.
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.