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Romance Studies, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam

Institut für Romanistik

  • Am Neuen Palais 10
  • 14476 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 977-4250
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 12
Total number of students 510
Number of master degree students 150

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points


Doctorates per professor 0.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Digital teaching elements
Teaching foreign language skills
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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 150
Teacher qualification programmes
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Bachelor's: Additional courses can be taken if language skills are inadequate at the beginning; Courses can be freely chosen in the advanced modules. Master's: Range of courses on lecturer research topics which give students insight into academic work and the opportunity to participate if possible. Bachelor's and Master's courses: Introductory courses on application-related topics (Translation, Communication, etc.).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Bachelor's and Master's courses: Agreements with 65 Erasmus partner universities; Block seminars given by professors from the universities with which the university has Erasmus contracts are integrated into the range of courses. Internationally staffed lecture series and guest lectures by assistant professors from abroad are included in course planning. The students have the opportunity to actively participate in international conferences that are organised in Potsdam. International doctorate funding from third parties (e.g. through the DFH), POINTS – Potsdam International Network for TransArea Studies.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    There are projectors and computers in all classrooms. Other video and audio equipment is also available at any time. Students have Internet access via WiFi in all university rooms. 360-degree and VR technology, high-resolution, 360-degree cameras for creating teaching videos
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Theoretical problems of the history of linguistics; LangAge / language in old age, grammar of construction, regional languages, the cloud in the literature of the 19th century; Novels by French and German writers around 1800; First edition an exchange of letter from Valéry; Dante and fine art. Alexander von Humboldt; TransArea Studies: Poetics of movement; Relationship between regionality and processes of accelerated globalisation; Mobile cultures, metaphor research, graphic novels and comics, sub- and youth culture, urban spaces.
  • Support for founders
    Centrally via the University / UP Transfer, PoGS
  • Other special features
    The Institute of Romance Studies works in teaching research and international cooperation on the basis of an overall understanding of Romance languages in the interest of linking francophone, italophone and hispanophone philology in global dimensions.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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