Survey of graduates 2023

  • The University of Potsdam is conducting a survey among graduates who have received their degrees between the summer semester of 2017 and the summer semester of 2021.
  • The purpose of this survey is to find out about your transition from your studies to your future life and career, and we are interested in retrospective assessment of your studies at the University of Potsdam in order to be able to adjust accordingly. The survey is supplemented by questions from the research project "Gesellschaftlich-demokratische Teilhabe als Dimension des Studienerfolgs" (GesDimS) at the University of Potsdam.
  • By participating in the survey, you are making a valuable contribution to the further development of your degree program and of studying and teaching at the University of Potsdam in general. We reward your efforts with a coupon worth 10 euros.
  • For more information, including on how to participate and the privacy policy for the current survey, please see the FAQ below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


You can participate at the following link with your personal invitation key from the cover letter of the Vice President for Teaching and Studies:

Please enter your invitation key on the website. This will prevent your questionnaire from being completed more than once or by other people. A later association of the information with your person due to the input key is not possible. 

You have the option of interrupting the survey at any time and resuming it later at the same point. The questionnaire can also be completed in German.


By participating in the survey, you are helping your alma mater best prepare students for their social and professional lives, with all the challenges that entails.

Your information helps us to assess the extent to which the University of Potsdam has been able to meet student expectations and what needs to be improved. The graduates before you helped us along the same path and gave us an insight into their experiences, which was very helpful for the further development of your degree program. Now you also get the opportunity to share your experiences about your studies and career entry or further studies with us and thus improve the quality of your completed degree program in an evidence-based way.

In order to obtain meaningful results, every opinion and experience counts. Only if as many graduates as possible participate, we will get a comprehensive result.  


The research project "Gesellschaftlich-demokratische Teilhabe als Dimension des Studienerfolgs" (GesDimS) examines the development of societal democratic participation during the course of studies. For this purpose, current students and graduates are surveyed on the topics of voluntary commitment, attitude towards democracy and politics, and political knowledge. More information about the project can be found at erhalten. 


You will receive a coupon worth 10 euros. You can use this coupon at various retailers. To redeem it, please go to the following website ( and enter your personal coupon code. On the website you will be guided step by step to redeem it.


Participation in the survey is, of course, voluntary. All data will be treated in strict confidence and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. The online survey is anonymous. Your information cannot be assigned to you personally when the data is processed and evaluated.

The purpose of the survey is exclusively to record the quality assessments of graduates, not to evaluate the assessments of individuals. The personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Further information on data protection can be found at:


The Center for Quality Development in Teaching and Learning at the University of Potsdam (ZfQ) supports the faculties in the further development of their degree programs. The staff of the ZfQ conducts the survey and publishes the results. 

If you have any questions, please contact or call +49 331 977 - 4973. We are happy to help you clarify any uncertainties about the survey and are open to your questions.