Study, research and teach in Rostock

Welcome to the University

Rostock is an important centre in North-East Germany with a population of more than 200,000 people. Located on the Baltic Sea with a vibrant arts and cultural scene, the city has a high quality of life. The beach in Warnemünde, traditional city festivals and major maritime events, such as the “Hanse Sail“, are enjoyed by locals, but also attract visitors from far and wide. There are very good transport links to Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen, which play an important role for tourism and the economy.

The University of Rostock is also important to the local economy. It was founded in 1419 and is therefore one of the oldest universities in Germany, and the oldest in the Baltic Sea region. There are currently around 14,000 students studying here. A broad range of study programmes is available and the university also offers excellent opportunities for research. A unique selling point is our Interdisciplinary Faculty. It combines expertise and research activities from a number of different faculties.

Rostock as a seat of academia is also heavily influenced by various non-university research organisations that maintain a close relationship with the university. These include Max Planck, Leibniz and Fraunhofer Institutes.

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