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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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Gruppenbild des Transferbeirats von InNoWest
Research & Transfer

Press release

Experts in critical dialogue: 1st InNoWest transfer advisory board meeting

The transfer advisory board of the InNoWest joint project began its work with a constituent meeting on 2 May 2024 at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. With this cross-university committee, the three partner universities from Eberswalde, Potsdam and Brandenburg an der Havel are not only…

Gelbes richtungsweisendes Schild mit Aufschrift Geothermie
Research & Transfer

Press release

Sustainable building: Geothermal energy - the heat of the future comes from the earth

The "Sustainable Building" lecture series organised by the Brandenburg Chamber of Architects and the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences will focus on the topic of geothermal energy on 24 April 2024 and shed light on this natural resource using practical examples and empirical values. The event…

Illustration zeigt zwei symbolhafte Köpfe mit Augen, die sich anschauen und je eine Sprechblase über dem Kopf haben. Diese Sprechblasen sind geformt wie Puzzleteile, die sich passend zusammensetzen lassen.
Information Sciences

Press release

VEStOR project strengthens OpenRewi e. V. and promotes networking in the OER community

As part of the VEStOR project (networking, expanding and strengthening the OER community OpenRewi), OpenRewi e. V., the only community for open legal educational materials in law to date, is being expanded and strengthened. Networking with other OER communities is also being promoted.

Visualisierung der Bibliothek der Eisenstein-Wohnung in 360°
Institute for Applied Research Urban Futures

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"Eisenstein's House" opens up a new perspective on the director in virtual reality

As part of the artistic research project "COLLISIONS – Media Collisions as Innovation Drivers for New Approaches to Cultural Heritage", the flat of Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein was reconstructed in virtual reality at the Film University KONRAD WOLF in cooperation with the Potsdam University of…


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Social and Educational Sciences Presentation/Lecture
22/05/2024, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Speakers in Interaction: Effortful Speaking and Listening in Background Noise across the Lifespan
Zielgruppe: Students, Public, Prospective students
Location: Online
CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Presentation/Lecture
22/05/2024, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Professional audience, Lecturers, Employees, Students, Public, Prospective students
Start-up Service, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Workshop
23/05/2024, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Workshop Life Design
Zielgruppe: University members, Students, Public
Location: House 1Room 3.07.
Design Conference
24/05/2024, 4.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Public, Prospective students
Location: Library