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Welcome to the Faculty of Human Sciences

Our teaching and research facilities are located at the campuses Golm and Am Neuen Palais. The Faculty is divided into two structural units: Educational Sciences and Cognitive Sciences. Teaching is organized in seven departments: Educational Science, Inclusive Education, Aesthetic Education, Primary Education Pedagogics, Psychology, Linguistics, and Sports and Health Sciences. 63 professors teach and research at the Faculty. Every year, about 4,500 students and doctoral candidates are trained, and the number is increasing. We are particularly proud of the Collaborative Research Centre “Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects”.

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Cognitive Sciences

The cognitive sciences focus on the fascinating connections between mental processes and representations of the human mind and its neurobiological foundations ...

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Educational Sciences

The motto of a knowledge society is: "lifelong learning" - as children and adolescents at school, as young adults during vocational education, and as adults in continuing and further education ...

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Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism

The Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism (PRIM) investigates the nature of multilingualism in children and adults, including patients with language disorders ...

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BabyLAB of the University of Potsdam

We investigate the development of children from the age of 4 months onwards. In our team, developmental psychologists and linguists study children's cognitive abilities and language acquisition ...

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Outpatient Clinic of the University of Potsdam

Center of sportsmedicine, recreational, health and competitive sports medical check-up center of the German Olympics Sports Federation ...


Psychological Therapeutic Outpatient Clinic

Research institution in the field of psychotherapy