Events

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

  • 2022-05-10 | 7 p.m. | Restaurant Käthe
  • 2021-12-13 | 7 p.m. | online
  • 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

Culture

  • 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

  • 2022-06-09   International Career Day
  • 2022-05-13   Intercultural Training
  • 2022-01-28   Intercultural Training
  • 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

2022-05-10

Dear all,
A long time with many restrictions is coming to an end. People can meet again in larger groups and restaurants and cultural institutions are open again as usual.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a regulars' table in presence again after a long time.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you!

  • Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, starting 7 p.m.
  • Place: Restaurant Käthe (Barnstorfer Weg 10, KTV)
  • Language: English, German, as you like
  • Participation fee: none
  • Target group: international guest scientists, doctoral candidates, postdocs, family and friends
  • Registration: To reserve enough seats, please let us know if you will be coming.
Past events

Online Games Night

2021-12-13

Dear all,

another year with many restriction comes to an end. Before the year ends, we would like to invite you and your family members to an Online Games Night.

We want to play some fun games with you and you can also win some prizes. However, we would also like to chat with you and your family members and have a fun night.

  • Date: Monday, 13 December 2021; 07:00 pm
  • Language: English
  • Participation fee: none
  • Sign in at 07:00 pm: Gather ; password: Christmas2021

Regular's Table

2021-07-01

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.


The Great Stammtisch Christmas Online Quiz Night

2020-12-16


Culture

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

2021-09-22

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
Picture source: https://rostocker-nachtwachter.business.site/
Past Events

German Christmas Evening

2019-12-12

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.

International Career Day

2022-06-09

The International Career Day intends to bring awareness of available career opportunities for international Students, PhDs and Postdocs in Germany at the university, in non-university research institutions and especially in interesting companies in the Rostock area. Additionally, the day provides an understanding of what is required to enter the German job market successfully.

  • Date:  June 09, 2022 | 5 pm – 9 pm
  • Place: Konrad-Zuse-Haus, A.-Einstein-Str. 22, Atrium, 18059 Rostock
  • Language: English
  • Participation fee: none

The event aims to support Bachelor students, Master students, PhD Candidates and Postdocs who are seeking for a job or an internship in a company or would like to write a master/Ph.D. thesis or begin a job in research. The participants of the event should learn from recruiters what employers are looking for in international candidates and what are the requirements regarding language, most wanted subjects or other qualifications.

 

Find here all information about the event:

https://www.uni-rostock.de/internationales/career-day

Past Events

Intercultural Training

2022-05-13

Living and working in Germany - Intercultural training for international PhD students and researchers

  • Date:     Friday, 13 May 2022, 09:00 am – 04:30 pm
  • Where:  Parkstraße 6, Global Café (Room 136), 18057 Rostock (In case current regulations won't allow a training in presence, we will relocate the training to zoom.)
  • Intercultural trainer: Katja Striegler (IQ Netzwerk Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
  • Language: English
  • Participants: 6 to 16 PhD students, postdocs and guest researchers
  • Participation fee: free of charge
  • Sign up: until 11 May 2022 via welcome-centeruni-rostockde (subject: "Intercultural Training")

To successfully tackle the challenges of multicultural academic and professional life, PhD students and researchers have to be able to manage intercultural situations and possible conflicts effectively.

Designed as an interactive workshop, the Intercultural Training will provide international PhD students and researchers at the University of Rostock with essential cross-cultural skills. Using hands-on exercises and simulations, participants will gain an understanding of values and attitudes in German academic life; identify and analyse their personal approaches to different intercultural challenges and increase their intercultural awareness and competence. The participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own culture, discuss personal experiences, ask questions and exchange their views with the other participants.

What you can expect from this Intercultural Training

The participants will…

  • Sharpen their own cultural perception and develop a broader understanding of different perspectives
  • Improve their understanding of the impact of cultural values and attitudes on communication styles
  • Gain a better understanding of different communication styles
  • Reflect on their experiences with cultural differences in academic life
  • Learn to recognise and deal with difficult intercultural communication situations
  • Meet other international PhD students and researchers, who share their intercultural experiences

Training Content:

  • Culture and cultural differences with a focus on academic life
  • Developing intercultural awareness and intercultural competence
  • Adapting to a new culture
  • Stereotypes and prejudice
  • Values and attitudes in German academic life
  • Communication styles and language issues
  • Cross-cultural management skills
  • Good practice for cross-cultural situations at university

Intercultural Training

2022-01-28

Living and working in Germany - Intercultural training for international PhD students and researchers

  • Date:     Friday, 28 January 2022, 09:00 am – 04:30 pm
  • Where:  Parkstraße 6, Global Café (Room 220), 18057 Rostock (In case current regulations won't allow a training in presence, we will relocate the training to zoom.)
  • Intercultural trainer: Katja Striegler, Christin Zimmer (IQ Netzwerk Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
  • Language: English
  • Participants: 6 to 16 PhD students, postdocs and guest researchers
  • Participation fee: free of charge
  • Sign up: until 21 January 2022 via welcome-centeruni-rostockde (subject: "Intercultural Training")

To successfully tackle the challenges of multicultural academic and professional life, PhD students and researchers have to be able to manage intercultural situations and emerging conflicts effectively. Developing the capacity to mediate differing cultural perspectives is a key determinant of intercultural competence.

Designed as an interactive workshop, the training will provide international PhD students and researchers of the University of Rostock with essential cross-cultural skills for building relationships and working effectively in a multicultural environment. Using hands-on exercises and simulation role-plays, participants will gain an understanding of values and attitudes in German academic life, identify and analyse their personal approaches to different intercultural challenges and increase their intercultural awareness and competence. The participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own culture, discuss personal experiences, ask questions and exchange their views with the other participants.

Content:

  • Culture and cultural differences with a focus on academic life
  • Developing intercultural awareness and intercultural competence
  • Adapting to a new culture
  • Stereotypes and prejudice
  • Values and attitudes in German academic life
  • Communication styles and language issues
  • Cross-cultural management skills
  • Good practice for cross-cultural situations at university

Intercultural Training

2021-05-21

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


Career Information Day 2019

2019-11-28

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