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Psychology, Department

Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam

Department Psychologie

  • Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25
  • 14476 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 977-2878
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Basic information

Total number of students 750 *
Number of master degree students 280

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 4/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 87.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 46.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %


Publications per academic 5.4
Citations per publication 5.6
Third party funds per academic 82.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 3.2
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.3
Research orientation 2.7
Job market preparation 3.0
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 2.6
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.4

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies 3.3
Courses offered 3.0
Study organisation 2.8
Transition to Master's studies 2.8
Research orientation 2.5
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation 3.0

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Numerous research-related courses (including B.Sc.: computer-aided academic work, utility-based basic research; MSc: presentation of scientific results, project work); Involvement of students in psychological practice and research (including as student assistants); Opportunity for practical experience (including Academy for Psychotherapy and Intervention Research, Clinic for Children and Youths, Patient Training and Advisory Centre); Involvement of external experts (including honorary professors)
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  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Intern. Research projects with e.g. China, UK, USA; Intern. Erasmus partner universities of the UNIP: www.uni-potsdam.de/studium/ausland/studium/erasmus/koordinatoren/humanfak/; Listed for Psychology: Belgium (Katholieke U Leuven), Bulgaria (U Sofia), Denmark (Aarhus U), France (U Paris Ouest (Paris X), Rennes II, Toulouse II), UK (U of Southampton), Italy (U di Milano), Netherlands (Rijksuniv. Groningen, U Utrecht), Austria (U Wien), Poland (U Wroclaw), Portugal (U de Coimbra, de Lisboa), Spain (U de Granada, de Huelva, de Madrid, Tarragona), Turkey (Bahcesehir U, Istanbul).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    UK: University of Southampton; Dänemark: Aarhus University; Italien: Sapienza Universita di Roma; University of Milano Bicocca; Spanien: Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Ungarn: Eötvös Loránd University Budapest; Portugal: Universidade de Lisboa; Niederlande: University of Groningen; Tschechien: Charles University Prag
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Several professional video studios; Multiple EEG labs (including infant EEG); Eye-tracking (recording of eye movements including for infants); Psycho-physiological measurements (EMG, ECG, respiratory rate, etc.); Transcranial magnet stimulation (TMS); Rooms for behavioural observation with one-way glass and video recorders; Baby laboratory for infant studies; CIP room incl. multimedia equipment and interactive whiteboards.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    strong focus on research; Numerous third-party-funded projects, including large projects as well as research groups, graduate school; High international visibility and networking (e.g. through high-ranking publications, conference contributions); Research
  • Other special features
    Special study/examination conditions for competitive athletes (Potsdam is an Olympic centre): e.g. eased admissions requirements, more flexible academic achievements and attendance, additional holiday or championship semesters, support for transitioning to working life; Strong involvement of students in research activities (including 108 student assistants + academic assistants).
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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