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Further Education and Study While Working

In a rapidly changing world of work, lifelong learning is of great importance in order to expand your professional opportunities in a targeted manner and to develop personally. Benefit from recognised and certified continuing education programmes and courses of study as well as the professional expertise of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Bring your skills up to date. We support you in realising your individual learning goals.

These are your advantages

Our lecturers are renowned professors and experts with profound practical experience – and professionals in their subject areas.

The course contents are geared to your requirements and are explained in an understandable way

The focus is on the application in practice – with case studies, practical elements and, above all, the application of the contents taught.

Hohe Wertigkeit der von der FH Potsdam verliehenen Zertifikate

Study in small groups: Learning success and individual learning development are ensured by a compact group size

We accompany you: benefit from personal contact persons and individual support

Keyvisual Weiterbildungsmarkt 2023; Eine Gruppe von Personen sitzt mit Laptops um einen Tisch herum; über dem Bild liegt eine Grafik mit kleinen Quadraten in verschiedenen Blautönen und verschiedenen Transparenzstufen;  Text: "Weiterbildungsmarkt 2023 - Lebenslanges Lernen. Wie geht es weiter?"

Questions and answers around the topic of lifelong learning

On September 21 FH Potsdam's Continuing Education Market will discuss the role of adult education and its impact on the world of work. The program includes various topics that can be attended according to one's own preferences.

Registration & Program

Hand mit Stift macht Notizen

Culture marketing communication – Register now!

Start of the new further education programme in November 2023.

Under the academic direction of Prof. Dr. Julia Glesner, participants will earn a university certificate from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Registration for the continuing education programme is now possible online. We look forward to welcoming you in November.

Registration & Information

Eine Person schreibt mit Bleistift auf ein Blatt Papier

Trauma education – Register now!

Trauma-sensitive action in child and youth welfare and other fields of practice – Start of the new course in November 2023.

Secure your place and acquire the university certificate of the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences under the academic direction of Prof. Dr. Alexandra Schmidt-Wenzel. The ZEW team looks forward to welcoming you in November

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  • Person mit Rucksack am Gleis Zug Deutsche Bahn

    Your special conditions with Deutsche Bahn

    Thanks to the cooperation between ZEW and Deutsche Bahn, travel to and from further education courses is comfortable, environmentally friendly, flexible and inexpensive.

    DB event ticket

  • Studierende sitzen vor der Mensa in der Sonne

    Eating & drinking on campus

    The refectory in the main building offers a variety of meals, snacks and drinks at reasonable prices from Monday to Friday. Coffee and other drinks are also available in the casino in building 17. There are also several bakeries, snack bars and restaurants around the university.


  • Keyvisual der Landingpage "Fachhochschule Potsdam – Ein Ort für Familien"

    Family places on the FHP campus

    Lots of little family places for parents and children, to be found on our well-being plan.

    Family locations

  • Computer-Arbeitsplätze in der Bibliothek


    The main building houses the academic library of the University of Applied Sciences with extensive analogue and digital offerings for all departments. Numerous (computer) workstations are available for your use.


Further education unit

In accordance with its legal duties, the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam offers further education programmes in addition to its undergraduate programmes. Continuing education is a relevant component of lifelong learning and is part of the permanent educational offer of our application and research-oriented university.
With this in mind, we offer participants from different professional and age groups a variety of opportunities to expand their qualification profile and competencies in a targeted manner. The further education unit at the University of Applied Sciences  Potsdam (ZEW) is a non-profit commercial enterprise under tax law. Its structure is based on the principle of professional decentralisation and organisational-logistical centralisation: The professional design of and responsibility for continuing education programmes lies explicitly with the departments, degree programmes and lecturers of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, while the ZEW, as a service institution of the university, coordinates services centrally and provides them "from a single source", namely for the development, marketing, implementation and administration of continuing education projects.

In accordance with the ZEW statutes, the departments each form the directorate of the ZEW with one representative and are thus responsibly involved in the design, development, profiling and strategic control of continuing education. This form of institutionalisation establishes a continuous interdisciplinary working and decision-making process for the area of continuing education. The directorate is the interdisciplinary steering committee of the ZEW. Its self-image includes promoting communication between the departments/programmes/teachers and the ZEW and encouraging and supporting corresponding networking and cooperation with external partners. The directors act internally and externally as supporters and multipliers for continuing education. The members of the directorate are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the senate for a maximum period of 4 years. Reappointment is possible.

Members of the directorate are:

The further education unit team

Mustafa Turna
Leitung Zentrale Einrichtung Weiterbildung (ZEW)
Beatrice Jurth, M.A.
Koordination Zentrale Einrichtung Weiterbildung (ZEW)
Patrick Knuchel
Marketing und Digitale Lehre ZEW
Projektkoordinatorin im berufsbegleitenden Masterstudiengang Archivwissenschaft, Fernweiterbildung Archiv
Stephanie Teichler
Koordination ZEW
Projekt Anerkennung und Anrechnung
Fedor Zatchinaev
Koordination & Organisation ZEW

Student employees

Maximiliane Kirchner

Julia Spehr

Martin Meretz

Zwei Hände schreiben mit einem Stift auf Papier

Culture Fundraising Online – Register Now!

The new online continuing education course in cultural fundraising will start at the beginning of November 2022. There are still a few places available!

The practice-oriented and in-service training is aimed at employees of cultural institutions and projects, employees from public and private cultural administrations, cultural foundations and culture-promoting companies, libraries, archives and related institutions who are responsible for the procurement of financial and other resources, as well as freelance fundraisers and cultural workers, career changers and interested parties from the field of culture and creative industries.

Under the academic direction of Uwe Hanf, cultural work degree programme at the CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE department, and the course management of Barbara Mei Chun Müller, the participants acquire a university certificate from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Registration & Information