Certificates and Memberships

The University of Potsdam is a lively community of teachers and students. Research findings are directly incorporated into teaching, and students can feel the intellectual dynamism in their fields. Comprehensive quality management ensures this on all levels, from Bachelors’ programs to graduate or postgraduate studies. 

Certificates and Quality Seals

Code of Conduct

To facilitate a quick integration, the university offers a number of German language courses, organizes intercultural training, and matches up tandem partners who want to learn one another’s language.

Excellence in Teaching

The University of Potsdam is implementing its concept to improve teaching consistently.

Internationalization of Universities

The Audit "Internationalization of Universities" supports German universities to align their internationalization strategically.

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System Accreditation

The Accreditation Council has the statutory task of organizing the system of quality assurance in learning and teaching through accreditation.

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The TOTAL E-QUALITY Award is presented for activities in terms of human resource management aimed at providing equal opportunity. Since 2020 the UP additionally had the ad-on for diversity.

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Human Resources Excellence in Research

Implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) at the University of Potsdam


Network Middle-Sized Universities

The network serves the universities as a platform to exchange experiences and as a voice in the higher education policy debate.

Brandenburg State Rectors' Conference

The National Conference promotes interuniversity cooperation in education and science and is concerned with higher education policy issues.

Scholar at Risk Network

The worldwide network „Scholars at Risk“ with over 400 higher education institutions in 39 countries is working to protect threatened scholars and to promote academic freedom.

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Family Life in Academia

With the Charter Family Life and Academia, the members of this network commit themselves to the implementation and further development of equal opportunity for families at the university.