The Department of Computer Science is embedded into the excellent infrastructure of the Campus Griebnitzsee. It is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences which has a particularly strong and inter-disciplinary research profile. The department is tightly linked with the University's research profile areas Complex Systems and Cognitive Sciences, and is a part of the DFG collaborative research center Data Assimilation. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the Astro-Physical Institute, the GFZ Potsdam, three Max Planck Institutes, and the Hasso Plattner Institute offer a unique scientific environment. By taking internships and project courses that are credited towards the bachelor's and master's programs, students can get to know these institutions as well as companies during their studies.
The University of Potsdam is one of the most beautifully situated academic institutions in Germany. The department's modern building is situated in the park-like campus Griebnitzsee that offers student housing, quiet nature, and a library with work places; it is an ideal place to study! Because of the excellent public transport infrastructure, the city center of Berlin can be reached in 30 minutes. The dense network of university, internationally renowned research institutions, and an incubator for university spin-offs offers students every possibility!