International Psychoanalytic University Berlin 

Private (state-approved) (University)
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Private (state-approved)




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International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (IPU) is a private non-profit university in Berlin, Germany. The IPU commenced its teaching and research activities in the autumn of 2009. IPU Berlin has been state-recognized and was awarded its institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities in November 2014. IPU Berlin's MA Psychology course was ranked first in the 2016 CHE University ranking among Germany's psychology master programs. The courses at the IPU convey psychoanalysis as a science in which the human psyche is understood as biologically, socially, and culturally shaped and which seeks to understand the individual against the background of his history and under the influence of the unconscious. All courses at the IPU are research-related and offer close contact with clinical practice from the very first semester. At the IPU, scientists with extensive experience in practice, teaching, and research teach and conduct research. It provides excellent learning and working conditions as well as resources. Discussion and joint development - interdisciplinary and beyond status groups - is a defining feature of the IPU's scientific and organizational work. The IPU forms networks and collaborates with national and international partners in science, education, and practice to promote mutual enrichment and positive public perception. The IPU encourages (self-)reflective teaching, research, and application, as well as close integration of application and research and interdisciplinary and international dialogue. It contributes to the population's health care. The IPU offers study, advanced training, and research in psychoanalytic basics, and is committed to a transdisciplinary understanding of science in its teaching and research. It contributes to the advancement of psychoanalysis as an applied social science and cultural theory through dialogue with other sciences.

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Summer, Winter

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