University of Potsdam: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#490 of 14,134 In the World
#192 of 2,788 In Europe
#41 of 369 In Germany
#5 of 46 In Brandenburg
#1 of 4 In Potsdam
#48 of 1,005 For Earth science and Geophysics
Top50% For 84 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
20,878
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
German;English
Acceptance rate
60%*

* The University of Potsdam is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

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

Publications & Citations

Publications
24,660
Citations
735,075

University of Potsdam majors

by publication & citation count

Environmental Science
5,522 / 203,485
Physics
4,436 / 135,517
Chemistry
4,041 / 126,270
Engineering
3,542 / 95,890
Biology
3,101 / 128,373
Geology
2,835 / 91,484
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,761 / 59,905
Computer Science
2,658 / 87,139
Materials Science
1,816 / 47,357
Medicine
1,633 / 41,197
Psychology
1,460 / 54,023
Earth science and Geophysics
1,355 / 46,167
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,214 / 43,768
Ecology
986 / 56,843
Business
829 / 17,173
Demography
824 / 25,775
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
782 / 28,676
Mathematics
778 / 29,736
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
719 / 28,250
Environmental Management
569 / 32,940
Geography and Cartography
562 / 15,680
Biochemistry
551 / 28,770
Petrology and Geochemistry
545 / 16,295
Political Science
534 / 4,870
Cognitive Science
502 / 17,077
Linguistics
478 / 13,126
Computational Linguistics
444 / 17,371
Optical Engineering
444 / 9,240
Economics
441 / 10,033
Atomic and Molecular physics
438 / 10,892
Chemical Engineering
415 / 10,636
Art & Design
388 / 7,289
Paleontology
387 / 14,378
Hydrology and Water resources management
385 / 14,511
Child Psychology
348 / 15,968
Quantum and Particle physics
303 / 14,438
Physical Therapy
302 / 8,276
Organic Chemistry
296 / 10,727
Social Psychology
294 / 15,810
Nanotechnology
292 / 12,707

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 3
1992 32 7
1993 56 36
1994 114 135
1995 150 260
1996 188 504
1997 242 881
1998 283 1181
1999 289 1593
2000 346 2593
2001 479 3291
2002 439 4679
2003 503 6435
2004 543 8149
2005 634 11107
2006 689 13855
2007 757 17054
2008 864 20252
2009 989 24232
2010 1136 26812
2011 1172 32307
2012 1364 38285
2013 1420 43481
2014 1612 49487
2015 1778 53822
2016 1842 59481
2017 1887 65834
2018 2045 69551
2019 2240 81949
2020 2414 98132
2021 2566 112586

Tuition

Undergraduate
Local students $500
International students $500

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences +
Bachelor's Degree American 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
Master Administration, 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
PhD Administration, 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

University of Potsdam alumni

  1. Svenja Jung

    Svenja Jung
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Enrolled in the University of Potsdam
    Studied media studies
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Svenja Jung is a German actress.

  2. Pegah Ferydoni

    Pegah Ferydoni
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    television actorstage actorfilm actorvoice actortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Pegah Ferydoni is a German actress and singer. Ferydoni left Iran with her family when she was two years old. She started her career as a singer when she was 16 but gave up singing in favour of acting.

  3. Hubertus Heil

    Hubertus Heil
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hubertus Heil is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) who has been serving as Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs in the fourth cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the first cabinet of Chancellor Olaf Scholz since 14 March 2018.

  4. Linda Teuteberg

    Linda Teuteberg
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Linda Teuteberg is a German lawyer and politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP). Serving as a member of the Bundestag since 2017, she was elected as General Secretary of the FDP on 26 April 2019 and thereby became part of the party's leadership around chairman Christian Lindner. Lindner asked for and received her resignation effective 19 September 2020.

General info

Alternative names Universität Potsdam
Founded 1991
Accreditation Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Brandenburg
Motto Klein aber fein
Small but excellent
Academic structure Faculty of Law
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Economic and Social Studies
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Location and Contacts

Address Am Neuen Palais 10
Potsdam, Brandenburg, 14469
Germany
City population 182,000
Phone +49 (331) 9770
Fax +49 (331) 972163

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