Universitat PotsdamUniversity


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Foundation: 1991

Mission: The University of Potsdam, the largest university in the state of Brandenburg, is oriented towards interdisciplinary research profiles in combination with several extramural research institutions in the natural sciences, human sciences, the humanities and the social sciences. Research and teaching mutually reinforce high quality and attractiveness. They form the foundation for the transfer of knowledge and technology, as well as the Start-up Service, which focuses on the needs of society and the labor market. The University of Potsdam will continue to improve upon its strengths in order to gain even more attention at the national and international level: - An internationally competitive research university is emerging from the close collaboration between the faculties, cross-faculty institutions and the University’s service departments, extramural research institutions and cultural institutions within the region. - Our students’ personal and professional futures are the foundation for the teaching of crosssubject key competences and research-based knowledge in internationally compatible programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees. The acquisition of knowledge and skills drives our students. The University is therefore opening up space for studies and shaping the course offerings in line with the realities of students’ lives. - A comprehensive palette of education and continuing education for the next generation of scholars and professors, as well as unbureaucratic evaluation procedures, constitute the core of a concept for increasing the quality of research-based teaching. - The University of Potsdam sees a particular challenge in the interlacing of scholarly research and teacher education. The University has a distinguished teacher education program that acknowledges the realities of school and instruction while also incorporating the latest research findings in the field, and has a high proportion of practical phases. The University stands for equal opportunity and family friendliness, internationalism, tolerance and sustainability. This is expressed in particular by innovative concepts and programs that extend beyond the region.

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 456th238th235th395th60th
Arts and Humanities 281st130th127th249th16th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 730th442nd430th653rd141st
Business, Management and Accounting 525th245th245th422nd35th
Chemistry 576th313th307th497th112th
Computer Science 541st285th283rd440th77th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 275th129th127th210th27th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 441st228th228th366th47th
Energy 368th146th146th257th35th
Engineering 476th252nd248th379th73rd
Environmental Science 379th200th195th293rd47th
Mathematics 470th250th251st372nd77th
Medicine 669th381st372nd619th103rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 693rd368th367th598th90th
Physics and Astronomy 539th310th307th468th102nd
Psychology 288th121st113th273rd21st
Social Sciences 344th148th146th294th19th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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