“Haus 17” is an umbrella brand for the student committees and initiatives of the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. The aim of the brand is to a common, consistent communication as well as greater awareness and recognition for the work of all the committees.
As the faculties on the Kiepenheuerallee campus grew together, the committees and initiatives began to network better with each other. It became clear that the marketing efforts for campaigns and events could be organised more synergetically under one umbrella brand.
The umbrella brand unites the numerous student committees (AStA, StuRa, committee networking meetings, plenary assembly) and initiatives (including the student club “Casino”, the “Campusgarten”, the sustainability initiative “INZukunft”, the online magazine “Semikolon”).
House no. 17 (Haus 17) is a building on the campus of the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences which has been actively used by students since the mid-1990s. After a renovation, the building was reopened at the end of 2017 and is today, with the Casino bar, the headquarters of the student councils. The self-administered building also houses a co-working space for students and a project room for initiatives.