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Profile of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Foyer des Hauptgebäudes der FH Potsdam

The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam feels particularly committed to advancing social development through the interdisciplinary combination of its range of subjects in the profile lines "Digital Transformation – Urban Futures", "Building Society" and "Designing∙Building∙Preserving" in a perspective of study and teaching, research, transfer and continuing education both regionally and in an international orientation. 

Profile lines

As a result of our research activities, the three profile lines Digital Transformation – Urban Futures, Forming Society and Design ∙ Build ∙ Preserve have been established, which address societal challenges and future issues across disciplines.

The profile lines support research-based learning at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, especially in the research-oriented master's programs Urban Futures and Early Childhood Studies Education

Digital Transformation – Urban Futures

The research focus "Digital Transformation – Urban Futures" develops digital visualisation and interaction formats for the sustainable development of urban regions.

Digital Transformation – Urban Futures

Forming Society

The research focus "Forming Society" examines individual and social behaviour as well as participation and involvement in order to enable people to actively and responsibly shape the future.

Forming Society

Design ∙ Build ∙ Preserve

The research focus "Design ∙ Build ∙ Preserve" develops sustainable concepts for urban development, urban planning, planning and building preservation.

Design ∙ Build ∙ Preserve

Interdisciplinary study & research

The close relationships with partners from the region, as well as from Germany and abroad, enable practice-oriented studies at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam from the very first day. Innovative teaching and research formats give students the opportunity to work together with fellow students and teachers from different departments and study programs. Under the guiding principle of "research-based learning", students can familiarize themselves with the methods of application-oriented research  at an early stage.  

Studierende arbeiten in einer Werkstatt der FH Potsdam
Design-Studierende arbeiten in einer Werkstatt der FH Potsdam

Experienced, dedicated faculty, staff, well-equipped laboratories, workshops, and event rooms, a modern library, and interactive communication and learning platforms provide excellent conditions for efficient, hands-on study. Students are also allowed to participate in the courses of all Brandenburg universities.

Central and decentralized student advisory services, an International Office and the Central Institution for Start-Up Services and Management Qualifications support students on their way to a successful professional life by providing advice and continuing education.

Not least, the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam also benefits from its location: Potsdam is one of Germany's most important science locations, a city of culture and nestled in a beautiful lake landscape. And the center of Berlin can be reached in about 30 minutes.