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University of Applied Sciences Potsdam – Interdisciplinary & Familiar

Der Campus im Sommer

The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FHP) was founded in 1991 and is located in the north of Potsdam. The range of subjects includes information science, engineering, socio-cultural and design courses. In addition, there is a broad portfolio of transfer and continuing education programs. As an employer, the university offers attractive employment opportunities and development prospects.

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Shaping the world of tomorrow is what we are working on in teaching, practice and research. We offer inspiring learning, diversity and interdisciplinarity at a family university.

Prof. Dr. Eva-Schmitt-Rodermund
President of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Departments & degree programs of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Social and Educational Sciences

Department 1 was the first department at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and is also the largest department with approximately 1,000 students.

Social and Educational Sciences Department

City| Building| Culture

The different courses of study and focal points of Department 2 are interlinked by a cultural and (cultural) design claim. 

City| Building| Culture Department

Civil Engineering

Faculty 3 has been training young people as civil engineers for 25 years and has seven laboratories that are used for research and study.

Civil Engineering Department


Department 4 is characterized by the close integration of its interface, communication and product design and European media studies programs.

Design Department

Information Sciences

Department 5 is known for its study concept of partially integrative training of archivists, librarians and documentalists - also called the "Potsdam Model". 

Information Sciences Department

Degree Programs

Find out more about our more than 30 bachelor's and master's degree programs and the various study options – from full-time face-to-face studies to dual degree programs and part-time programs.

Degree Programs

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Institute for Applied Research Urban Futures

Press release

State capital and Potsdam University of Applied Sciences enter into research cooperation to secure skilled municipal workers

The state capital of Potsdam and Potsdam University of Applied Sciences have launched a joint initiative to look ahead and secure skilled labour for municipal professions until 2030.

Programmausschnitt Symposium des Instituts für Bauforschung und Bauerhaltung

Press release

Symposium "Duration and Transience. Reflections on the lifespan of buildings"

From 3 to 5 June 2024, the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences will host the symposium "Duration and Transience. Reflections on the Lifespan of Buildings" will take place. The event, organised by the Institute for Building Research and Conservation (ibb), aims to contribute to placing the…

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Further Education
Further education


Four Modules to a Financing Concept – What is important for Cultural Stakeholders

In our further education programme "Cultural Financing: Basics – Strategy – Practice", you will learn how to develop a solid financing concept for your project ideas. This November, the course starts for the 5th time and has been adapted to the current requirements of the cultural sector by Prof. Dr…

Archiv der Berlinischen Galerie
Information Sciences
Study & Teaching


The Artists' Archive of the Berlinische Galerie – An Archive as Part of a Museum

"Why stop when it's at its best?" Sharon Hundehege and Paula Weyrauch visit the artists' archive at the Berlinische Galerie.


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Information Sciences, Student Counselling Service Info Event
31/05/2024, 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Public, Prospective students
Location: House 3
Research & Transfer, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Presentation/Lecture
31/05/2024, 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Public
Präsenzstelle Luckenwalde
Social and Educational Sciences Presentation/Lecture
01/06/2024, 2.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Public
Filmmuseum Potsdam
Research & Transfer, Social and Educational Sciences FHP Mobil
01/06/2024, 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Public