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Summer School 2019


In the field of psychology, the IPU belongs to the top group in the current ranking of the Centre for University Ranking (CHE). There were top scores in ten categories evaluated by students. According to these results the IPU is far ahead of its Berlin competitors in terms of the ranking.

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Die Landesprüfungsämter (in Berlin ist es das Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales) lässt Absolventen zur Ausbildung zum Psychologischen Psychotherapeuten und zum Kinder- und Jugendlichen-Psychotherapeuten zu, wenn sie einen universitären Bachelorstudiengang Psychologie und einen universitären Masterstudiengang Psychologie, wie sie die IPU bietet, erfolgreich abgeschlossen haben.

Die „Direktausbildung“ zum Psychotherapeuten wird vom Bundesgesundheitsministerium angestrebt. Ein Gesetzentwurf liegt zur Zeit noch nicht vor. Die IPU verfolgt die Entwicklung aufmerksam und wird ihre Studiengänge einer veränderten Gesetzeslage sofort anpassen.

Study now – and pay later!

Study now at the IPU and pay your tuition fees later, depending on your income: This model, which has become known as the "reverse intergenerational contract", was developed by the Witten/Herdecke University. With this as its basis, the Chancen eG social enterprise now also offers this model for German students and foreign students with a German education at the IPU.
Detailed information is available at Reverse Intergenerational Contract
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Students and Staff at the IPU Helping Refugees in Berlin

Students at the IPU Berlin have assumed binding sponsorships, including offers of discussions and talks as well as care services, for families, children and youths currently housed in local refugee centres. In one emergency accommodation facility, they are providing services based on the practical requirements of the refugees. The work they are performing here is being supervised on a professional level by research associates, professors and licensed psychotherapists. Furthermore, the IPU is providing voluntary supervision groups for the staff and employees at the refugee homes and centres cooperating in the initiative. We regard the activities being performed here as our contribution to addressing and coping with what is arguably the greatest social challenge we are facing right now.

In the StuFen Project, which was initiated by students from the IPU Berlin and has been funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) since January 2016, IPU students provide support to people forced to flee from their home country with their integration into university life, so as to permit them an opportunity for further training and education in Germany. Further information is available at: DAAD Project StuFen

Supervision activities have assumed a special importance in our refuge work. By now an additional 1,000 to 1,500 refugees have come to the accommodation centre in Mertensstraße and the demand for supervisors is constantly growing. With the result that, despite having had a long list of voluntary supervisors at the beginning of our work, a new call for voluntary supervisors is now required in order to be able to support and supervise the work at the facility.