The President's New Year's Reception takes place on the Griebnitzsee campus. At this high-level ceremony, the president looks back and informs the guests about the challenges and tasks of the university in the new year. Guests at this event include employees of the University of Potsdam as well as numerous guests from the worlds of politics, business, science and culture.
Every year, the New Year's Reception also provides the festive setting for honors and awards. In this context, the University of Potsdam awards the "Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Difference". In addition, the Technology Transfer Prize and the annual Guido Reger Founder's Prize are awarded, among others.
Pictures of previous events can be found on our gallery page.
Due to the Corona pandemic, the 2021 New Year's reception was held digitally for the first time.