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Researchers at Risk

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The Welcome Center Potsdam offers initial consultations and the following services:

  • Information on research and funding opportunities
  • Identification of potential hosts for making contacts
  • Becoming part of the UP community means that you have access to all of the services provided by the Welcome Center
  • Mediation of additional help and support, inside and outside of the UP

Philipp Schwartz Initiative | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Hilde Domin Programm | DAAD

Scholars at Risk Network


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Further funding options for threatend researchers

Sponsorship programs for threatend researchers and
Funding options via universities and research institutions

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Donation Opportunities

Information on the emergency fund for students affected by the Ukraine war and other donation opportunities at the University of Potsdam

Ukraine | You need support?

Ukraine | You would like to offer support?


Katharina Schmitt
Head of International Office
Phone: +49.331.977-1533
E-Mail: kath.schmitt[at]

Claudia Rößling

Contact - currently out of office

Claudia Rößling
Welcome Center Potsdam | "Am Neuen Palais" Service Center
Phone: +49.331.977-1382
E-mail: welcome-center[at]