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  • Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam was founded in 1991. It is based at Griebnitzsee campus and includes the departments Economics (Business Administration and Economics) and Social Sciences (Political and Administrative Sciences as well as Sociology) (see List of Professorships). We are particularly proud of the DFG-funded research training Group "Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations" (WIPCAD).

Institutes at the Faculty

The Research Training Group WIPCAD, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), studies the interrelationships between „wicked‟ policy problems and the development of administrative organizations.

The faculty-based focus area “Public Policy and Management” is coordinated by the Potsdam Center for Politics and Management (PCPM).

Potsdam Transfer is the Center for Start-ups, Innovation, Knowledge and Technology Transfer at the University of Potsdam.

The Institute of Local Government Studies (KWI) is an interdisciplinary institute of the Law Faculty and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. Its research focuses on local authorities.