The University of Potsdam has suspended its partnerships with Russian universities until further notice due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine in violation of international law. There is currently no cooperation with these universities (Resolutions from the Excecutive Board of the University of Potsdam).
The UP considers internationalization as an integral part of its overall strategy and as an important cross-sectional task that is steered by the university administration and accompanied by the Advisory Board for Internationalization. The internationalization strategy was passed by the Executive Board and approved by the Senate on October 23, 2019 and is valid for the period of four years (2020-2024). In its Internationalization Strategy, the University of Potsdam pursues the general goal of increasing the quality and competitiveness in research, teaching, and studies through appropriate internationalization measures, strengthening intercultural exchange and the welcoming culture at the University of Potsdam's campuses, and making the University more visible in the European and global context. The internationalization strategy of the University of Potsdam pursues five main goals and three strategic fields of action.
The five main goals of the internationalization strategy are:
The strategic fields of action are cross-thematic and closely linked to the university's overall strategy:
The complete Internationalization Strategy of the University of Potsdam can be found here: PDF Internationalization Strategy 2020-2024.