The Linguistics Department at the University of Potsdam was founded in 1993, soon after the re-conception of the University in 1991. As one of the largest Linguistics Departments in Germany, the 10 Professors and their research assistants cover a wide range of fields in teaching and research: grammar theory (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), language acquisition and language processing, neurolinguistics, computational linguistics (both theoretical and applied), and clinical linguistics.
The Department offers undergraduate degree programs in the fields of theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, and clinical linguistics, and directs the following international graduate-level training programs: the Master and PhD program IECL (International Programme for Experimental and Clinical Linguistics), and the PhD program IDEALAB (International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain) which offers admission and funding to applicants on a competitive basis. The department also co-coordinates the international Master program Cognitive Systems together with the Institute for Computer Science and the Bachelor program Cognitive Science together with the Department of Psychology. All departmental professorships form part of the Research Focus Cognitive Sciences and the intra-faculty unit Cognitive Science in the Faculty of Human Sciences.
The Department is located at the University campus Golm, in building 14. The Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism is located in building 2. You can find a map of campus Golm here.