University of Potsdam Rankings

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In the World#627 of 14178
In Europe#235 of 2794
In Germany#32 of 372
In Brandenburg#4 of 48
In Potsdam#1 of 4
In Geology#198 of 5,175

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Enrollment
20,878
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
German;English

Publications & Citations

Publications
17,117
Citations
500,668

University of Potsdam majors

by publication count

Computer science
2,352
Biology
1,995
Chemistry
1,778
Psychology
1,629
Geology
1,356
Materials science
1,191
Physics
1,186
Mathematics
917
Environmental science
835
Medicine
777
Geography
383
Political science
323
Business
268
Economics
264
Engineering
210
Sociology
188
Philosophy
75
History
75
Art
38

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology24736,864
Environmental science29428,718
Geography35711,048
Computer science43855,946
Physics45054,150
Psychology47352,729
Mathematics49431,113
History521474
Biology65889,911
Political science7181,954
Materials science76128,135
Chemistry82143,990
Economics8535,204
Business8684,710
Sociology10281,862
Philosophy105697
Medicine115616,932
Art119254
Engineering12313,524

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1992114
1993153
19943565
199545101
199680189
1997100377
1998148478
1999142719
20001771267
20012341655
20022382415
20032523222
20043064219
20053676010
20064057605
20074949971
200853112294
200958715373
201065317229
201168621122
201281025062
201385528776
2014100832992
2015107736045
2016117139991
2017124144450
2018139344844
2019147453592
2020150960488

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate65%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Abitur), or equivalent.
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)
Enrollment20,878
Full time employee3,250
Student:staff ratio6:1

Tuition

Undergraduate
Local students$500
International students$500

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences+
Bachelor's DegreeAmerican Studies, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, French, German, Germanic Studies, History, Information Technology, Italian, Jewish Studies, Judaic Religious Studies, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Media Studies, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Polish, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Religion, Religious Studies, Russian, Social and Preventive Medicine, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Sports Management, Sports Medicine, Teacher Training, Theology, Translation and Interpretation
MasterAdministration, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Educational Sciences, English Studies, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Fiscal Law, Geology, Health Administration, Judaic Religious Studies, Law, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Military Science, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Sports Management, Teacher Training, Technology
PhDAdministration, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Sciences, History, Judaic Religious Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sports

General info

Alternative namesUniversität Potsdam
Founded1991
WikipediaUniversity of Potsdam
AccreditationMinisterium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Brandenburg
MottoKlein aber fein
Small but excellent
Academic structureFaculty of Law
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Economic and Social Studies
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Location and Contacts

AddressAm Neuen Palais 10
Potsdam, Brandenburg, 14469
Germany
City population178,000
Phone+49 (331) 9770
Fax+49 (331) 972163

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