Research & Young Academics

Thanks to an ongoing process of development, the Faculty has become a unique and independent trademark and implements central university goals such as raising the profile of research, offering research-based teaching, international positioning, recruiting outstanding professors, and promoting sustainable knowledge transfer.

The Faculty hosts a couple of research and transfer centers, including the Potsdam Center for Policy and Management (PCPM), the Potsdam Center for Quantitative Research (PCQR), the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism Religous Diversity (Citizenship Centre Potsdam), the Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA), Potsdam Transfer and the Institute of Local Government Studies (KWI), which is situated in both the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences. 

The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences offers opportunities for doctoral studies and post-doctoral qualification. Since summer 2019 the Faculty is also active member of the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Sciences.  Doctoral studies demonstrate the ability to conduct profound scientific work and constitute the starting point of a career in scholarship. The Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation) is the highest qualification that can be obtained at a university. This scholarly examination process determines whether the candidate can represent the full breadth of his or her field in research and teaching, and whether he or she is allowed to teach.

Research Profile

Overview of the faculty’s research profile

Current Projects

Overview of faculty projects

Focus Area

Information on the focus area “Public Policy and Management”

Research Training Group WIPCAD

Information on the DFG-supported research training group Wicked Problems, Contested Administration

Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Information about the „Center for Economic Policy Analysis“ (incl. Discussion Paper Series).

Potsdam Center for Quantitative Research (PCQR)

Information about the „Potsdam Center for Quantitative Research“ (incl. upcoming events).

Doctoral Studies

Information on earning a doctorate on the Faculty

Post-doctoral Dissertation (Habilitation)

Information on completing a Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation) on the Faculty

Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science

Information about the „Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science“ (incl. lectures, workshops and other events).

Information on institutions that support research at the University of Potsdam