General Assembly & Xmas Party ☃️🦌🎄

Dear fellow CogSys, magical reindeers, jolly elves and fluffy snowmen!

With winter well upon us and the festive period rapidly approaching, it’s finally time to announce one of the greatest events and a festivity we all look forward to — CogSys Christmas Party 2018! The celebration will start on the 14th of December (Friday) at 19:00 in Lesecafé in Golm (House 14).

Right before the party at 6pm we will have our yearly General Assembly meeting (Vollversammlung) . It would be great if as many of you as possible would come, we have something cool to show you! 🙂

Ho ho ho,
your FSR

❄️ Uni Xmas Concert ❄️

Dear fellow CogSys! 🎅
As Christmas season is approaching, and Santa Claus is coming to town, Sinfonietta Potsdam and Campus Cantabile (symphony orchestra and the choir of the University of Potsdam) are inviting you to this year’s Christmas concert on the 18th of December at 19h in the Nikolaisaal in Potsdam. You’ll hear some pieces by Rameau (one of the greatest French Baroque composers) and, of course, a lot of Christmas sing-along music! 🎶

Aaaaand the most amazing part: if you buy the cheapest student ticket (for 8€), we are going to sponsor part of the price!! You can get back up to 80% of the ticket, depending on how many people will want to attend (please note: this will work only for the 8€-tickets). The tickets can be bought at the box office of the Nikolaisaal (keep your receipt) or online ( This is an awesome opportunity, and we hope to see many of you there! 🎄☃️


🌸 Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the spring weather! 🌸

we’ve got some exciting news for you this time! From 8.06.2018 to 10.06.2018 this year’s “Tagung der Computerlinguistik-Studierenden” (the 28th TaCoS) will be held at the University of Potsdam (Campus Griebnitzsee). The conference is “by students for students” and is organised by the students of the Computational Linguistics and Cognitive Systems programs.

You are most cordially invited to join the conference as an attendant, speaker (one-hour or ten-minute talks) or to give a workshop!

Aside from the scientific program, there will of course be sociable get-togethers in one of the Potsdam’s bars (Friday) and the traditional barbecue (Saturday).

If you are a computational or theoretical linguist, computer or cognitive scientist or interested in those fields of research, this conference is for you!

Important dates:
– Early Bird ticket discount (15,-€) until 30.04, 11:59 pm
– Call for Papers ends on 28.05, 11:59 pm

For more details, please refer to the official TaCoS28 website:


Hello everyone,

we hope you are enjoying the semester break (or the exams, to each his own). The schedule for the upcoming semester has been announced on PULS. Here are the courses as a table. Some time slots might still change! We are aware of the clashing courses problem, we are working on it so that you guys can take everything you want! schedule

Another announcement: FSR is organising a weekend CogSys trip to Poland.  April, 28-29 we are going to Poznań. Price: Around 50€ (40€ bus, 10€ hostel) + food. (There’s also good chance that you will get some money back. More information will follow soon). We have only 6 spots left, so be sure to register fast!! Here’s the link for the registration:

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Hello-ho-ho, dear CogSys!

Have you been good students  and made it to Santa’s nice list? If you have doubts, you have a perfect opportunity to make sure you don’t get coal instead of candy this year! It’s really easy – just come to the CogSys Students General Assembly (Vollversammlung) on December 15 at 5:45pm (room We will have a vote on some changes in regulations and bylaws (everyone should have received an e-mail with detailed agenda), and it’s very important for all of us to be there! Moreover, everyone will have the possibility to be elected into the CogSys Student Council! YAY! If you want to be elected, please send your nomination to

Ah, almost forgot: our Christmas party will take place directly after the General Assembly. It will be legendary: full of awesome people, Glühwein, food, music, games and dances! Actually, we won’t even bother advertising it, because we’re sure you will come anyway 🙂

See you there,
your Student Council

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

The new winter semester 17/18 has already started and our hardworking freshmen have been visiting classes and exploring the study programme. The official welcome event took place yesterday, the new students got to meet their future professors and to learn about fascinating possibilities that await them.

But wait, this is all about studying, what about some fun? That’s what the Student Council thought as well…

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Summer is over

Well, this is it, yet another summer done… Almost all exams and submissions are over and done with, everyone is excited for the new semester. In the meantime, let’s have a look at what our Student Council members were up to during the holidays 🙂


Doesn’t look that bad, does it?