Current information

The summer semester at the University of Rostock has been taking place as an online semester since April 20, 2020. Teaching is largely digital. The start of classroom teaching has not yet been announced, it will take place in accordance with the responsible authorities. The lecture period of the summer semester ends on schedule on July 10, 2020. The winter semester 2020/2021 starts on October 1, 2020, lectures start on November 2, 2020.

The university buildings are closed to both students and visitors. The University Library is open at selected locations.

Until at least 31 August 2020 no public presence events (such as conferences, congresses, academic celebrations) will take place.

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Traditio et Innovatio

Traditio et Innovatio

The University of Rostock, founded in 1419, is the oldest in the Baltic Sea Region. Our 600 years of knowledge and experience are a solid foundation for future topics and challenges.

More than just studying

More than just studying

Those who appreciate a university rich in tradition and the courage for innovation alike are in the right place at our university in the young and lively Hanseatic City of Rostock.

Future-oriented research

Future-oriented research

Innovative out of tradition. The University of Rostock has bundled its research capacities in interdisciplinary research focuses for tackling the present and future social tasks.

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.