Welcome Center Events

International researchers at the Telegrafenberg
Photo: WCP

Telegrafenberg - guided tour

12th October | 1:00 p.m.

The Welcome Center Telegrafenberg is now offering tours around the beautiful historic campus at the Telegrafenberg.
Our next tour will take place on 12th October at 1:00 p.m. You should plan around one hour. Meeting point is in front of the Welcome Center building (Café Freundlich) at Telegrafenberg (building A34).
Don’t miss the opportunity to see important spots of Science in Potsdam and to meet other internationals.
Please register via e-mail at welcome-center[at]gfz-potsdam.de

We are looking forward to meeting you!

International researchers at the Telegrafenberg
Photo: WCP

Researcher in front of a computer learning German
Source: pixabay | geralt

German Language Get Together (for beginners)

12th October - 16th November | Wednesdays | 11:00 a.m.

What to expect: The Welcome Center Telegrafenberg has created a German course for scientists who would like to learn some German and meet other internationals. This is no professional German language course and we cannot hand out certificates or prepare you for exams. We would like you to get a first impression of the German Language and Culture and give you the possibility to meet other internationals outside of your research group.

Who can participate? Every scientist from Uni Potsdam, GFZ, AWI, PIK, AIP, HPI. Your partners can also participate.

Participation requirements: No German language skills needed. If you already have some German knowledge and would just like to see new faces, you are of course welcome, too.

Costs: No tuition fee | Meeting place: online via zoom | Registration until 5th October at:  welcome-center[at]gfz-potsdam.de

 

Researcher in front of a computer learning German
Source: pixabay | geralt

Laptop mit Onlinemeetingkacheln
Photo: pixabay | Armin Schreijäg

Zoom Meet Up for new researchers

13th October | 3:00 p.m.

In this Zoom meeting, we would like to start by giving you, as soon-to-arrive or just-arrived scientists in Potsdam and Berlin, a brief overview of the currently applicable Corona regulations. Afterwards, we want to bring you a bit closer to your new home and give you tips for excursions in the region.

You can get to know each other a bit better and make contacts with scientists and PhD students already living here locally. If you would like to join us and meet your international colleagues, please send us a short message to wcp_eventsuni-potsdamde. We will then send you the details.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Laptop mit Onlinemeetingkacheln
Photo: pixabay | Armin Schreijäg

Bowling pins and bowling ball
Source: pixabay | Rudy and Peter Skitterians

Bowling

15th October | time tba

This month we will be going bowling! This event is for all you who want to meet and chat with your fellow internationals over some friendly competition. However, this event is also specifically aimed at families who wish to join. Shoes can be borrowed on site.

Costs for this event will be around € 10. Please remember that registration for this event is binding! Write us a short mail by 11th October for registration and so that we can let you know the exact meeting place in time.

Bowling pins and bowling ball
Source: pixabay | Rudy and Peter Skitterians

International Tuesday in Potsdam
Source: ProWissen e.V., Neues Potsdamer Toleranzedikt e.V. and Potsdamer Bürgerstiftung

International Tuesday

Every Tuesday | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

At the coffee bar Die Espressionisten im Nauener Tor

If you have an international background and are currently studying, working, living in Potsdam, be it short term or forever, you are invited to meet other interesting people from different communities and locals. The Get Together is mostly casual, without a defined program, just an opportunity to mix and mingle, in some cases it will be more of an performance combining entertainment, science and talks. International Tuesday is a joint program by ProWissen e.V., Neues Potsdamer Toleranzedikt e.V. and Potsdamer Bürgerstiftung.

International Tuesday in Potsdam
Source: ProWissen e.V., Neues Potsdamer Toleranzedikt e.V. and Potsdamer Bürgerstiftung

paragraph constructed as a labyrinth
Photo: pixabay | Reimund Bertrams

Online information event on the migration law

25th November | 17:00 - ca. 18:30

A specialist lawyer for migration law will give an overview of German immigration law with a focus on scientists and students (the "Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz"). The various requirements for renewal, employment and family reunion will also be discussed. After the lecture, there will be the possibility for individual questions. The event will not be recorded.

If you are interested in participating, please send us an e-mail.

Until 15th November, you can also send us questions about the topic, which we may pass on to the speaker.

paragraph constructed as a labyrinth
Photo: pixabay | Reimund Bertrams

Events in 2022

November - Visit of the Gedenkstätte Lindenstraße (Stasi Prison)

December - Christmas market

Past Events