Current information for the winter semester 2020/2021
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has issued a decree dated 9 January 2021 stating that all courses at the University of Rostock are to be held digitally for all students until further notice. Courses for students at the University Medical Centre Rostock and courses that require special laboratories or workrooms at the University of Rostock can take place in presence. Examinations that cannot be held in digital or other alternative formats can also be held in presence. The University Library is now only open for interlibrary loan.
The University of Rostock – Traditio et Innovatio
Tradition and innovation are the trademarks of our 600-year history. Education and research started in Rostock even 73 years before Columbus discovered America as the university was founded already in 1419. A lot has changed in the meantime. Such as the technical faculty founded in 1951 - the first one ever established at a classical university. Plenty of new, modern buildings, as the completely new campus for natural sciences in the district Suedstadt, represent the innovative strength and modernity of our university.
Today, with about 14,000 students and 2,933 staff members (in the medical care sector: 2,926), the University of Rostock offers fascinating perspectives into nearly all scientific fields. With the four profile lines Life, Light and Matter / Maritime Systems / Aging Science and Humanities / Knowledge – Culture – Transformation, the University of Rostock has at its disposal excellent interdisciplinary research fields in the areas of natural and technological sciences, medicine, life sciences, humanities and cultural studies. The standard set for all our actions: we want to impress with our performance.
The Hanseatic university city of Rostock is a great place to study, research and live. The economic and scientific centre of the North-East is very enticing, with all the atmosphere of a major city in the middle of one of the most beautiful tourist areas in Germany.
Discover our benefits for yourself! We look forward to seeing you.