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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 860
Number of master degree students 350

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 71.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 62.2 %


Publications per academic 4.9
Citations per publication 4.4
Third party funds per academic 85.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.3
Exams 2.2
Digital teaching elements 2.3
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation
Rooms 2.7
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.8
Digital teaching elements 2.5
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Study organisation 3.1
Transition to Master's studies 2.5
Research orientation 2.1
Overall study situation 3.0

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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)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Internal research projects with e.g. China, UK, USA; Intern. Erasmus partner universities of UNIP; 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).
  • 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; BabyLab 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 topics of high scientific and social relevance, including genesis of mental disorders, eating and weight disorders, innovation and active work behaviour, learning and motivation research, aggression research, early childhood cognitive development, modelling of cognitive processes, embodied cognition, eye movement
  • Support for founders
    Central academic institution for start-ups, innovation, and knowledge and technology transfer
  • 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).
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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