The Faculty of Information Sciences
Since its foundation in 1992, the department of Information Science of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam has built an excellent reputation among German information professionals. It is famous for its study concept, the "Potsdamer Modell", a partly integrative training for archivists, librarians and information specialists.
Starting with the winter term of 2007/2008, the diploma study courses were abandoned and were replaced with three new undergraduate courses. They are:
One year later, in 2009, a new non-consecutive postgraduate course for full-time workers was launched
In April 2011 started the consecutive postgraduate course
Currently around 400 students are studying at our department.
They are being trained by 13 professors and a number of lecturers. Scientific and technical staff supports their work.
The department works together with the Institut für Information und Dokumentation, IID (Institute for Information and Documentation, IID), which offers a study programme for full-time workers that leads to the state-approved degree of "Wissenschaftlicher Dokumentar" / "Information Specialist".
The Faculty of Information Science also engages in advanced training for Archivists, Librarians and Information Professionals. It offers distance learning (Archival and Library Science), courses with cumpulsory attendance ("Library Management", "Archives in the Information Age") and courses for full-time workers ("Wissenschaftlicher Dokumentar" / "Information Specialist").