University of Potsdam

When studying at the University of Potsdam, students get the best of both the capital of Brandenburg and Berlin: enrolling in courses in any number of disciplines ranging from A as in Astrophysics to Z as in Zeitgeschichte, students take their courses in historical buildings that have been named as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Founded in 1991, the University of Potsdam is Brandenburg's largest university and the fourth largest in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area. Known for its excellence in research, the UP contains 5 faculties (Faculty of Law, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Human Science, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Science) on 4 campuses connected by public transportation. At UP, about 20000 students enjoy a quality of teaching that the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Business innovation agency for the German science system) rewarded with the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Award in 2009.

Local students, trained by Middlebury staff, work as Babel-Guides to help participants develop their writing skills for their research papers in individual writing workshops. While they assist students with improving their writing skills, they also support them in all other areas of student life. 

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