Founded in 1991, the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam is located on the Griebnitzsee campus and on the Golm technology campus. The faculty includes the following disciplines:
The faculty’s study programs include bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in economics and social sciences, teaching-related bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, and a wide range of continuing education programs. The study programs of the faculty are characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinarity. Research-oriented teaching is implemented not only in the master’s programs, but already in numerous courses of the bachelor’s programs.
The members of the faculty conduct research on topics that have significant social and economic relevance. The faculty’s four research centers bundle research activities and promote interdisciplinary cooperation as well as collaborations with Berlin universities and non-university research institutions (such as DIW, IASS, MCC, PIK or WZB). Faculty researchers also participate in the university’s research focus on Data-Centric Sciences as well as in other inter-university projects.
Thematic research specializations include