University description (as per official university website)
The Fachhochschule Potsdam is a young university. It was founded in 1991 and currently has 2700 students in 20 courses, which are supported by 90 professors.
The range of subjects including engineering, socio-cultural and creative studies, whose common intersection in the topics: "Communication Design and Knowledge Management", "European works and cultural landscape, social and cultural organization of society" and "creative industries as a growth factor" are.
Teaching and studying at the University of Potsdam are characterized by the closeness between teachers and students, project work and the involvement of students in research and development projects.
The profile as a research university is a central concern of the university. This claim clear: a third-party funds rate, which is located for years in West Germany than the top fifth, a research-Degree of Master of Science by Research. Building research - research in architecture, civil engineering or restoration, "the recently accredited without conditions, and WAS 2008 / was introduced in 2009, and the development of a Master Programs to encourage interdisciplinary teaching methodologies and interdisciplinary exchange, and the development of the Innovation Groups, in the future, scientists of the university under exemption from their other obligations on new themes and the introduction of research professorships.
As topics for further interdisciplinary research questions were in the Structure and Development "StEP 2015" the change of communication processes as a result of increasing digitization, the impact engergie-and climate-related change on buildings, cities, regions and cultural landscapes, the opportunities of demographic change and the contribution of creative occupations identified for regional development.
The courses of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam also enjoy great demand in the nationwide comparison. They are nearly all utilized in admission and full. In addition to the technical quality and dedication of its members, the university owes this success to its location. The location of Potsdam, the state capital of Brandenburg, with its direct connection to Berlin for teachers and students, good conditions. This is one for the exceptionally well-equipped laboratories and workshops as well as the modern media equipment to come in the medium term, the consumption of which completion of the university campus in the north Potsdamer all degree programs. This applies to the other for a variety of companies, institutions and research organizations as partners or contractors on site. This is, finally, the quality of life, which promises a city like Potsdam to experience a city with lots of greenery, waterfront, historic buildings, a lively cultural scene and the option even more art, culture and events through a "cat leap" to Berlin and not least its potential for families.
Family friendliness is very important to the FHP. There are flexible teaching, learning and working arrangements, childcare and opportunities for lateral entry into the study. In the next few years, the college seeks to further develop these structures and services that promote a culture change in the sense of the abolition of the strict separation of study / work and family and become a PLACE FOR FAMILIES.