About University of Potsdam:

Young, modern, and focused on the future: Founded in 1991, the University of Potsdam already occupies a prominent position among the universities and research institutions of Berlin and Brandenburg. With more than 20,000 students, it is the biggest university in the federal state of Brandenburg. The University of Potsdam offers a broad range of degree programs in the fields of the arts, economics and social sciences, law, human sciences, natural sciences, and digital engineering. Important research areas are cognitive science, earth sciences, functional ecology and evolution, and plant genomics and systems biology. Situated in a region with more than 40 research institutions, the University closely cooperates with numerous organizations of international acclaim, such as the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. Students greatly benefit from these co-operations, which open up job opportunities for graduates. Teaching at the University of Potsdam is always strongly informed by up-to-date research and driven by the latest scientific findings within and outside academia. Study programs are also continuously monitored for quality. The University of Potsdam is an international community of great diversity. With its numerous English-language Master’s programs, it welcomes international students from everywhere. To help them feel at home in Potsdam, the University offers German courses and a Buddy Program, which matches new students with experienced ones. For advice on how to plan their studies, international BA and MA students can turn to the International Office. PhD students will receive information from the Welcome Center. International students considering a short-term stay are invited to attend one of the University’s summer courses in German or English.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 433 414 448 445 - 491 479 487 477 491 501-550 551-600 501-550 501-550 551-600

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 271 261 207 - - 245 209 238 235 213 225 245 276 274
Engineering 258 - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500 - -
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500 - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500
Chemical Engineering - 294 - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450 -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - 451-500 - 451-500 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 - 451-500 -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - 451-500 - - - -
Environment / Ecology - 225 192 159 173 179 158 160 187 216 194
Geosciences 159 149 120 98 122 92 112 115 120 123 108
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - 268 273 - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400 351-400 401-450
Mathematics - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450 -
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 451-500 451-500 451-500
Plant & Animal Science 213 209 203 237 232 222 237 234 231 233 270
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 251 259 240
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Space Science - - - - - - - - 275 280 265
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -