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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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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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Application Start for the "Aufstiegsstipendium – die Studienförderung für Berufserfahrene"

The scholarship programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports skilled workers with vocational training and several years of practical experience in their first academic degree course.

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Indigenous lifeworlds as an interactive video installation in Rio de Janeiro

Results from the research project Amazonia as a Future Laboratory of the Ethnological Museum, the Institute for Museum Research and the Ibero-American Institute of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, the Botanical Garden Berlin…

Photo of the wooden stall of the church in Gängelow
Study & Teaching

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FHP student discovers oldest choir stalls in Germany

The choir stalls of the village church in Gägelow are the oldest choir stalls in Germany, according to research by Lea Morath, a Master's student of conservation and restoration at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, and building historian and dendrologist Tilo Schöfbek. The sensational find…


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CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Presentation/Lecture
17/04/2024, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
BAU.WERK.BERICHT. Martin Krassuski
Zielgruppe: Professional audience, Lecturers, Employees, Students, Public, Prospective students
Location: House DRoom 011
University Communication, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Exhibition
Zielgruppe: Professional audience, University members, Lecturers, Employees, Students, Public, Prospective students
Location: Main BuildingRoom Foyer
Start-up Service, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Workshop
18/04/2024, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Public
Location: OnlineRoom via Zoom
Design, Research & Transfer Exhibition
18/04/2024, 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Lecturers, Employees, Students, Public
Atrium der Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF