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International Scientists and Scholars

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Scholars at Risk

Scholars at Risk will be assisted by the Welcome Center. We give advice for research & funding options and help you to establish initial contacts at the university.

The University of Potsdam is a member of the worlwide network „Scholars at Risk“ and is involved in different network activities. Scholars or hosts are requested to contact the Welcome Center to get more detailed information about specific options of support.

Service facilities

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center consults with international visiting scientists – for finding residence, insurances, consulting public authorities, finding a kindergarten or recommend events.

Coaching for new apointees

This service point supports newly appointed professors with their start at the University of Potsdam with a personnel development program and through interaction with colleagues.

Dual Career Couples

The Dual Career Service helps your partner to settle well in Potsdam – with training offerings, job applications and many other organizational issues

Potsdam Graduate School

As a doctoral student, you can also turn to the Potsdam Graduate School for assistance in your studies, for example in the form of further education programs.

Research Support (Department 1)

Provides advice and support in all questions regarding funding, partnerships, and documentation of your research. Please have a look also at our calls for proposals!

No matter whether you are seeking an individual doctorate or would like to be part of a structured doctoral program: under certain circumstances a Cotutelle De Thèse may be advisable.

Everyday Life

Guesthouse (IBZ)

The IBZ Potsdam serves as a guesthouse and meeting center for international visiting researchers at the academic institutions in Potsdam.

Conflict Management

The Conflict Management Steering Committee has trained counselors at all three campuses to improve working and studying conditions for everyone affiliated with the University.

University Events

There’s always something going on! Several different events are held throughout the year at the University of Potsdam.