Six joint appointments in the field of astroparticle physics with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Potsdam – another joint professorship with the University of Erlangen is in the process of being appointed – strengthen the cooperation with universities.

The Astrophysics Network Potsdam, founded jointly with the University of Potsdam, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, offers a platform for scientific cooperation in Brandenburg.

In addition, DESY is well networked in the region, nationwide and internationally - with an ex-officio seat in the German Committee for Astroparticle Physics (KAT) and as a member of the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC). DESY maintains partnerships with other research institutions as well as with schools and educational initiatives in order to make scientific topics accessible to a broad public.