Research requires structures. The university's in-house and associated institutes provide a framework for collaboration, support internal and external communication, and increase the school's visibility. Thus, institutes help the university develop national and international ties and promote collaboration with regional and national research partners, particularly from the media and creative industries.

Institut für künstlerische Forschung

The IKF's (Institute for Artistic Research) task is to initiate, pool, and communicate practice-oriented research activities as well as to promote artistic film experiments to create something that has not been considered, seen, or experienced before. In its projects and events, the institute invites institutions, artists, and academics from the region and beyond to collaborate and discuss. The IKF's long-term goal is to provide both a platform for creative thinking and a place where different research strategies meet.


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FMP - Filmmuseum Potsdam

Established in 1981, Filmmuseum Potsdam has been an in-house institute of our university since July 2011. The museum's constantly growing collections on Babelsberg's film history are a rich source for scholars, exhibition curators, students, and everyone interested in film. The integration of the museum with its rich history into one of Germany's most modern film schools led to the emergence of an innovative model merging research and curational work in the field of film history with contemporary artistic practice in a film and media city.


Website Filmmuseum Potsdam

ZeM - Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften

The ZeM (Center for Media Studies) is a research institution jointly operated by the universities of the State of Brandenburg. Its task is to promote the visibility of a wide range of media studies subjects in research and development as well as to increase the recognition of the State of Brandenburg as a media and science hub. The ZeM's key activities include the creation of a well-structured offer of workshops and colloquia for PhD students, the granting of scholarships and fellowships, the organization of international guest lectures, series of interdisciplinary lectures, symposia, and conferences as well as the preparation and implementation of joint research projects.


Website ZeM