• 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). 

Institutes at the Faculty

CEPA bundles all economic research and teaching activities at the faculty, spurs the cooperation with our external partners and provides a stimulating environment for students and faculty members.

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

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.

PCQR connects the research activities at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences to increase the research output.

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