Research Support

There is a broad range of consulting and qualification services available for (young) scholars on the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, whether in the context of the university’s own research funding, affiliated research networks, or programs offered by the state of Brandenburg. We have prepared an overview for you here: 

University of Potsdam, Division of Planning, Statistics, Research and Organization; Department for Research Affairs

The Division of Planning, Statistics, Research and Organization, Department for Research Affairs / Young Academics, supports the next generation of scholars in the post-doc phase, in particular by providing support with third-party funding applications and other affairs. 

  • Application consulting, support for research funding and qualification of young academics
  • Instructions on research-funding institutions

pearls - Potsdam Research Network

is an association of leading research institutions that was created on the initiative of the University of Potsdam. In addition to the University of Potsdam and the Potsdam Graduate School, this research network’s partners include extramural research institutions such as the Leibniz Association, the Helmholtz Association, the Fraunhofer Association, and the Hasso Plattner Institute.

  • Support from research institutions in and around Potsdam for a broad array of research projects
  • Application coaching
  • Networking 

sqb - Network for the Quality of Studies in Brandenburg

is a state-financed amalgamation of nine institutions of higher education in Brandenburg meant to improve the quality of studies, spearheaded by the University of Potsdam.

  • Certificate for university teaching in Brandenburg for instructors 
  • Further education, assistance, and supervised teaching 

Equal Opportunity Coordination Office

is led by the central Equal Opportunities Commissioner and is responsible for promoting real equal opportunity among men and women at the University of Potsdam, as well as the coordination of relevant measures.

  • Gender consulting: Services related to the development and consulting on equal opportunity concepts and the association of relevant measures with existing programs at the University of Potsdam.
  • Service for families: offers information and support for better compatibility between family, studies, and a career at the University of Potsdam.

Potsdam Graduale School (PoGS)

stands for the support of doctoral candidates at the University of Potsdam. It also offers further education courses that can also be attended by post-docs.

  • International / Senior Teaching Professionals 
  • Entrepreneurial Post-graduate Education

Potsdam Transfer - Science Meets Market

is the central scientific institution for start-ups, innovation, and the transfer of knowledge and technology at the University of Potsdam. It offers comprehensive consulting and an array of instruments on the topic of entrepreneurship.

  • Transfer of research results
  • Starting up a new business from an academic foundation
  • Courses for those interested in starting up a business

eLEARNING Working Group at the University of Potsdam

The central aim of the eLEARNING Working Group is to improve the quality of studies through the sustainable integration of e-learning into teaching at the University of Potsdam.

  • Support and further training on “eTEACHING”
  • Development of didactic concepts for e-learning in teaching 
  • Support for competence networks 


offers companies access to scientific resources and supports scientists in their projects with private and public sponsors.

  • Project management and organization of conferences