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. More information

The "Direktausbildung" to become a psychotherapist is aimed at by the Federal Ministry of Health. The IPU is closely monitoring developments and will immediately adapt its courses of study to a changed legal situation.

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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Erich Fromm Study Center

The activities conducted by the Erich Fromm Study Center serve the aim of conveying and further developing the sociopsychological thinking of Erich Fromm.

IPU Study Courses Recognised and Accredited by the State

  • The IPU was awarded its institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities, the Wissenschaftsrat, effective as of 27 November 2014.
  • The IPU has been awarded State recognition as a third level academic institution with university status by Berlin's governing administration, the Berlin Senate.
  • All of the study courses at the IPU are recognised and approved by Berlin's governing administration, the Berlin Senate.
  • The study courses at the IPU have been accredited by an accreditation agency recognised by the State.
  • Thus the degrees awarded for successfully completing the various study courses at the IPU are legally equivalent to those from every other German university.
  • The Berlin State Office for Health and Social Affairs has confirmed that the IPU's MA Psychology in combination with the BA Psychology degree fulfils the qualifications for attending the training to qualify as a psychological psychotherapist.