In times of increasingly vague professional profiles and flexible occupational biographies, many classical career paths have become obsolete, which is why the acquisition of basic competences (“education”) is the best preparation for professional activity. It is important to gain an ability to orient oneself on the job market, which includes both getting to know the professional world as well as developing certain competences that are indispensable for professional life. This is why the University of Potsdam orients education toward the objective of “employability,” not as teaching rapidly outdated soft skills, but rather as an academically grounded, self-reflective preparation for a diverse professional career.
This aim meets the requirements of the job market. Today’s employers expect that graduates with bachelor’s degrees have not only profound knowledge of their subject, but also
Key competences include a complex of abilities, proficiencies, and knowledge that are relevant to
At the University of Potsdam, the acquisition of key competences (30 credit points in total) is an essential component of a Bachelor’s degree (excluding B.Ed.).