With six higher education institutions and over 40 non-university research institutes, the city is already a science centre of international standing. Whether climate or colloids in global or microscopic contexts, leading international research is conducted in Potsdam. In almost no other German city is the number of scientists and students in proportion to the total population as high as in Potsdam.
There are many good reasons why it is worth investing in Potsdam as a regional growth centre. And there are numerous opportunities. There are attractive locations in Potsdam for scientifically oriented companies and institutions like the Potsdam-Golm Science Park and the Albert Einstein Science Park. Software and IT companies are moving closer to the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), while film and media professionals are coming to the district of Babelsberg.
Potsdam is also an attractive city to live in. With its world-famous castles and parks, its sights and lovingly restored town quarters, the city is an attractive place to be: not only for tourists, but also companies and scientists from all over the world.