Chemistry study in Potsdam

Advantages in training and teaching

1st Clear thematic priorities
Focus of the lesson for the BSC / MSC is the comprehensive and thorough training in all branches of chemistry. As part of the unity of teaching and research specialization is in deepening and elective courses and integration of students in research areas of chemistry. For prospective teachers a solid and balanced basic training takes place in the core subjects and in selected specialized fields that are of relevance for school. The reference is particularly practical school in the didactic education through close integration of theory and practice to bear.
2nd Particular specializations for students
The substantive focus of education made in the context of elective subjects, including:

  • Colloid and Polymer Chemistry,
  • Bioorganic Chemistry,
  • Environmental Chemistry / Environmental Analysis,
  • Analytical Chemistry,
  • Theoretical Chemistry / Computational Chemistry.
3rd Convincing didactic concept
The training in Potsdam is characterized by an intense and effective program, in particular by:
  • enough jobs in the chic internships,
  • very good student ratio,
  • Use of multimedia teaching and learning (online - courses and interactive materials in computer pools),
  • Possibilities of realization of short duration,
  • very good practical teacher training candidates.

4th Offers to the international orientation
Integration of teaching in international and national networks, such as:
  • Exchange programs with foreign partner universities, international graduate school in preparation,
  • interdisciplinary Masters Degree in Polymer Science "with Berlin universities and interdisciplinary graduate program with the International Max Planck Res-search School on Biomimetic Systems,
  • modular course structure by consistent credit point system for all courses (in preparation).

Activities in the research

1st Attractive research and research projects,
Orientation of research on specific topics, including:
  • Biorelevant connection such as carbohydrates, humic substances,
  • Soft matter, such as polymers and colloids,
  • Molecular interactions, their theoretical description and spectroscopic investigation.

2nd Specific research
Integration of chemistry in interdisciplinary work in interdisciplinary centers, such as:
  • Center for Thin Organic and Biochemical layers,
  • Center for Biopolymers.

3rd Excellent technical equipment
The chemistry has the most modern apparatus and experimental facilities, such as:
  • 500 and 600 MHz NMR, high resolution mass spectrometry, ATR-IR spectroscopy
  • powerful X-ray diffraction,
  • imaging structural analysis with electron microscopy,
  • Laser spectroscopy with high time resolution.

Other features

What are the reasons for it else, the University of Potsdam to study chemistry at?
In addition to interesting research topics and training in modern generously equipped institute building speak for Potsdam also:
  • close contact with the Potsdam-Golm Research Campus on established Max Planck and Fraunhofer Institutes,
  • good transport infrastructure in the Greater Berlin-Potsdam,
  • the diverse cultural offerings of the Greater Berlin-Potsdam,
  • good hostel and housing supply in Potsdam,
  • high recreational value in Potsdam cultural landscape.

Activities in the practical training

1. 1st Cooperation with companies or practice facilities
The research groups maintain strong partnerships with companies and practice facilities, including: Network of Expertise in optical technologies (Optec Berlin-Brandenburg), as part of the Science Park Golm (under construction). Intensive care and placement of work experience in technology transfer agency (PITT), EU grants for industrial research (Marie Curie Industry Host Program). The Working Group Chemistry Education cooperates with many schools in the state of Brandenburg, so that for example developed didactic-methodological approaches together, tested and applied in teaching and school chooses.
2nd Special courses in preparation for the occupation
In preparation for the profession to use the students work placements in the chemical industry. Prospective teachers complete a four-week teaching internship.

3rd Cooperation with vocational guidance and placement facilities
Graduates mediation is supported by:
  • Integrating the Young Chemists forum of the GDCh,
  • Use of local and national alumni network,
  • Our event series "University meets industry '.