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What's UP

Students on campus | Photo: Matthias Friel

Application Master

Information on the application procedure for the winter semester 2020/21. | Photo: Matthias Friel

corona virus | Photo: AdobeStock/Romolo Tavani

Important instructions

Information for UP members regarding the coronavirus | Photo: AdobeStock/Romolo Tavani

Turbulence modes identified in the Cygnus X region plotted over the Fermi-LAT gamma-ray map. | Photo: Zhang et al. 2020 Nature Astronomy

Important new insights into plasma physics and astrophysical phenomena

The role of turbulence in various physical processes is a current hot topic of research. | Photo: Zhang et al. 2020 Nature Astronomy

University Magazines

University Magazines

The University Magazines report on current events, extraordinary research projects, university policies and interesting news about studying at the UP.

An artist’s impression of the two merging central stars inside the planetary nebula Henize 2-428 | Photo: Nicole Reindl

All-clear in space

Cuddling inside a nebula does not have to end in a catastrophe. | Photo: Nicole Reindl

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wagener | Photo: Seila Fernandez Arconada

Humboldt Professorship

Environmental researcher Thorsten Wagener joins University of Potsdam. | Photo: Seila Fernandez Arconada


Continuing at a distance! Normal operations not possible yet at the University of Potsdam

With the distance and hygiene regulations still in place, no more than a quarter of the courses in the winter semester can be offered in face-to-face formats. This is the realistic assessment of the room planning experts, who are currently making the most of the available capacities.

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Please note:

  • The UP will be in limited operation from 4 May 2020.
  • Until further notice, there will be no on-site courses at the University of Potsdam. Please take note of the digital offer of courses.
  • Conferences, conventions, and other public events will be canceled until further notice or offered in alternative digital formats.