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University of Applied Sciences Potsdam – interdisciplinary & familiar

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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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Social and Educational Sciences
Studium & Lehre


Call for Applications: Master Childhood Studies and Children's Rights

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study Childhood Studies and Children's Rights in an international and interdisciplinary environment. Applications are open until 15 May!

Gruppe vor der Moschee Bibi-Chanun in Samarkand
CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Civil Engineering
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Successful conclusion of the Summer School in Bukhara with final presentations

After almost two weeks in Uzbekistan with documentation work in the Medrese Kukeldash in Bukhara, the Summer School 2022 ended successfully with presentations of the interdisciplinary working groups.

Studierende vor der Kukeldash Medrese in Buchara
CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Civil Engineering International Office
Studium & Lehre


Successful start of the German-Uzbek Summer School 2022 in Bukhara

From 12 - 23.09.2022 a German-Uzbek Summer School in the project "Interdisciplinary at the Monument - Transfer, innovative methods and research-based learning in practical projects for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan" will take place at the Kukeldash Mederese in Bukhara.

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Studium & Lehre

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Students from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt develop the exhibition "Von Sinnen. Multisensorische Erkundungen der Stadt".

Over the course of a semester, students of arts management and cultural work and communication and industrial design developed formats for a multisensory exhibition. The results will be presented in the project room 207 m² of the Berlinische Galerie from July 22.


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