Structure & Sections

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences is divided into chairs assigned to social or economic sciences. Each chair is also affiliated to a section.

Social Sciences

Economic Sciences

Faculty Institutions

In addition to the Faculty’s chairs there are some interdisciplinary institutions:

Focus Area “Public Policy and Management” & Potsdam Center for Policy and Management

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

Research Training Group "Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations" (WIPCAD)

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.

Potsdam Transfer

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

Institute of Local Government Studies (KWI)

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 of local authorities.

Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA)

The CEPA is a collaboration of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and fosters cooperation in economic research and teaching.

Potsdamer Center for Quantitative Research

The Potsdam Center for Quantitative Research (PCQR) connects the research activities at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences to increase the research output.