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University President – and current crisis manager – Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D. | Photo: Karla Fritze

„Responding calmly to the unfamiliar circumstances“ – University President Prof. Oliver Günther on crisis management during the corona pandemic

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Germany is experiencing an emergency situation as a result of the corona pandemic. Prof. Günther, you coordinate a crisis management team and have to... more
The WESOLATE app

(Not) alone together – University of Potsdam students develop “WESOLATE“ app offering a certain degree of being social from a distance

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Working and studying from home, social distancing and the omnipresent #stayhome currently ensure that social contacts are reduced to an absolute... more
Marvin Dogue. | Foto: Kevin Ryl

Professional with a profile – Marvin Dogue is a professional athlete and has been studying business administration at the University of Potsdam since the winter semester 2017/18

As a modern pentathlete he loves variety. His sport is the most important thing for Marvin Dogue – his studies and leisure time come second.... more
Empty lecture hall on Campus Griebnitzsee. | Photo: Karla Fritze

Institutions of higher education switch to emergency on-site operations – Institutions of higher education and Ministry agree on further restrictions at the institutions starting next week in light of the corona pandemic

The institutions of higher education in Brandenburg and the Ministry of Science have agreed to limit operations at the universities and other... more
Friede Springer, publisher and founder of the the “Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Differences” at the University of Potsdam with the University’s President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D., and the Voltaire laureate for 2020, Dr. Gábor Polyák.

“Setting an example” – Friede Springer on her commitment to science and the Voltaire Prize

In 2010, publisher and entrepreneur Friede Springer founded the “Friede Springer Foundation”. With an endowment capital of 150 million euros, it is... more
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Information for University of Potsdam members regarding the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

The Coronavirus website is updated regularly. For better orientation, you will find the notes and information here in chronological order. more
Dr. Andreas Heißel. | Foto: Kaya Neutzer.

Step by Step - Why Exercise Therapy Can Help Treat Depression

Sport not only keeps you fit but can also heal - both body and soul. The study STEP.De examines how exercise therapy can be used to treat depression.... more

Twenty Years of the Abraham Geiger College at the University of Potsdam: Between Success and Uncertainty

August 17, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Abraham Geiger College at the University of Potsdam. Yesterday, the State... more
Vertreter der Hochschulen des Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) auf der Jahrestagung 2019. Foto: Sharon Ahcar.

University of Potsdam as the First German Member of CONAHEC at the Annual Conference for 2019

The annual conference of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) took place a few days ago at New Mexico State... more
Im Start-up-Service von Potsdam. Foto: T. Bergemann.

PITCH – The University Creates an International Entrepreneurship Hub

The University of Potsdam is among Germany’s top universities when it comes to founding start-ups. The University has ranked highly for years in the... more