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International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

The institution of the university is the International Psychoanalytic University gGmbH, whose sole shareholder is currently the Foundation for the Promotion of University Psychoanalysis. 

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)



The founding of the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin is based on an initiative of Prof. Dr. med. Christa Rohde-Dachser and Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Körner back. They founded the non-profit "Society for the Advancement of University Psychoanalysis mbH" with the aim of setting up a private, psychoanalytically oriented university in Berlin , which began operating in autumn 2009.


Psychoanalysis has been a very effective method of treating mental and psychosomatic illnesses for more than 100 years. In its different methodological variants, it has permanently helped many patients. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and deep psychology-based psychotherapy are - in addition to behavioral therapy - the only funded by the health insurance psychotherapy methods in Germany.


IPU research focuses in many facets on the effects of unconscious processes in individuals, groups, organizations and societies. In doing so, she is aware of the interlocking interplay between clinical, social and cultural science issues and distinguishes herself through a multi-perspectival, transdisciplinary approach

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Library services

The library offer is oriented to the requirements of teaching, study and research at the IPU

Medical services

Offers of the Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Clinic