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The Potsdam Research Network links the University of Potsdam and 21 non-university research institutions at Potsdam / Berlin. As a foundation of civil law with the aim of promoting science, research, teaching and education at the Potsdam site, the foundation pearls - Potsdam Research Network unites the University of Potsdam and research facilities of the Leibniz Association, the Helmholtz Association, the Fraunhofer Society, the Max Planck Society, the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in an interdisciplinary network.
The pearls foundation fulfills the task of a central coordination center for the Potsdam Research Network. The business unit supports network partners through activities in science management and research marketing. It provides a platform for joint collaborative research proposals and creates synergies in the area of the promotion of young researchers. In doing so, it is working towards a visible positioning of the network in relation to politics and funding providers.
Potsdam has a unique scientific landscape to offer. In addition to the facilities of the University of Potsdam, especially at the Wissenschaftspark Golm, the institutes of the Max Planck Society, the Helmholtz, Fraunhofer, Leibniz Association, Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Griebnitzsee are situated in the city.
The close interlinking of university and non-university institutes, together with facilities such as the innovation and start-up center GO:IN, ensures an almost ideal environment for research and training. Nationwide rankings attest to the university: The working conditions are outstanding!
The following partner institutes work closely with the Potsdam Graduate School in the area of supporting early-stage researchers.