On this page you will find an overview of the Welcome Center's events.
You can also take a look at the "Veranstaltungskalender" (calendar of events) of the University of Rostock
and on the page Events in Rostock and the surrounding area of the Rostock & Warnemünde Tourist Office.

Regulars' Table

  • 2021-07-01 | 6.30 p.m. | Ulmencampus
  • 2020-12-16 | 7 p.m. | online
  • 2020-10-14 | 7 p.m. | Café Käthe
  • 2020-08-05
  • 2020-06-17
  • 2020-02-05
  • 2019-10-23
  • 2019-08-21
  • 2019-04-10
  • 2019-02-06


  • 2021-09-22   A walk with the night watchman
  • 2019-12-12   German Christmas Evening
  • 2019-10-26   Trip to Lübeck
  • 2019-07-13   Trip to Schwerin

Education and Networking

  • 2021-05-21   Intercultural Training
  • 2020-01-31   Intercultural Training
  • 2019-11-28   Career Information Day
  • 2019-02-01   Intercultural Training
  • 2018-11-28   Career Information Day

Regulars' Table

Several times a year, the Welcome Center of the University of Rostock and the Welcome Center Region Rostock invite

  • all international doctoral students and researchers,
  • new arrivals in Rostock
  • as well as their friends, family and interested parties

to the Regulars' Table. This offers the opportunity to simply spend a nice evening in a group of like-minded people from different areas and to exchange views on various topics such as life in Rostock, own projects, networking or career opportunities.

Regular's Table


Dear all,

a long winter and spring with many restrictions have passed by. Now everything gets normal again. People are allowed to meet in bigger groups, restaurants and cultural institutions open again and more and more people get vaccinated.

Thus, we would like to invite you to our regulars’ table. When the weather plays along, we will meet at “Ulmencampus” and have a picnic. Thus, bring a blanket and something to eat and drink. If the weather is bad, we will postpone the regulars’ table. But don’t worry, we will definitely meet in July.

  • Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021, starting 6.30 p.m.
  • Place: Lawn on the Ulmencampus (Ulmenstraße 69, Rostock)
  • Language: English, German, as you like
  • Participation fee: none
  • Registration: not necessary

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions.

We wish you all the best for June and look forward to meet you on July 1.

Past events

The Great Stammtisch Christmas Online Quiz Night



An important part of a stay abroad is cultural exchange. In order to reflect on one's own culture and to get to know the "country and its people" in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and beyond, the Welcome Center organises cultural events and excursions at irregular intervals together with network partners.

A walk with the night watchman


Dear international PhD students, Postdocs and Visiting Scientists,

We would like to invite you to a somewhat different city tour with the night watchman who leads you with uniform through the Eastern old town, the oldest part of the city.

To participate please send us a short email until September 14, 2021 with a firm commitment as places are limited.

We look forward to seeing you!

  • Date:                      September 22, 2021
  • Time:                     8 p.m.
  • Duration:              max. 1.5 hours
  • Language:            English
  • Family friendly:   yes
  • Meeting point:    in front of St Peter's Church (Petrikirche)
  • Fee:                      free of charge; the Welcome Center invites you
  • Sign up:               welcome-centeruni-rostockde until September 14, 2021
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Past Events

German Christmas Evening


Experience the magic of traditional German “Weihnachten” with us!

Dear international PhD students,
Postdocs, Visiting Scientists and
friends of our Welcome Center,

we would like to invite you to a very merry Christmas event!

Smell the scent of freshly baked biscuits, enjoy a cup of mullded red wine while your kids learn how to craft little Christmas ornaments. Feel at home in the sparkling lights of the traditional Christmas tree with typical “Lametta”, carol singing and some other surprises we’ve prepared for you – because in Germany, there can be no Christmas without a little “Heimlichkeit” (secrecy)!

Bring your children and friends with you and join in our traditional “Weihnachtsfeier” – just like we celebrate Christmas in our families. Exchanging little presents is of course a very important part of the Christmas feeling, so we’d like to invite you to bring a nicely wrapped gift (average value of 5 Euros) which will be hidden under the Christmas tree and passed out during the event.

Please send us a short reply via email whether you’d like to join our German “Weihnachten” and if you’d like to bring your partner and/or children and if you want to bring a gift.

We can’t wait to celebrate this magical season with you!

Education and Networking

In the event area of education and networking, the Welcome Center would like to offer you educational opportunities and support you in (professional) networking with actors from the local economy and with other members of the university and from its associated institutes.

Intercultural Training


We are pleased to invite you to attend our next Intercultural Training for international PhDs, Postdocs and Researchers.

Past Events

Career Information Day 2019


Dear international PhD students and Postdocs,

We are pleased to invite you to attend our second Career Information Day for international PhDs and Postdocs to be held on November 28, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the IBZ in Rostock.

This Career Information Day intends to bring awareness of available career opportunities for international PhDs and Postdocs in Germany apart from jobs at the university or nonuniversity research institutions - especially in the Rostock area - and provides an understanding of what is required to successfully enter the German job market. Different institutions who help to gain access to that market like the International Placement Services of the federal employment agency will be present, too.

There will be speakers from industry as well, e.g. human resources managers of CENTOGENE AG, SIV.AG and Neptun Ship Design GmbH, giving their tips on how to secure employment in their field of work. This will also include how to apply, what to expect in an interview and what they really look for in international candidates. You are also invited to bring your CV and maybe even hand it in directly. So, don’t miss the chance to meet professionals interested in helping you to achieve your professional goals!

  • Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Place: Internationales Begegnungszentrum Rostock e.V. (IBZ), Bergstraße 7A, 18057 Rostock
  • Language: English
  • Participation fee: none
  • Registration: Sign up until November 21 via welcome-centeruni-rostockde (Subject: Career Information Day registration)
  • Participants: 50-70 international PhDs & Postdocs

Please be aware that the event is open for participants of all academic fields, even though the invited companies have an MINT background.

We hope to see many of you there

Your Welcome Center Team