As a full university, the University of Rostock has undergone significant changes in the last few years in terms of content and organisation through inter-faculty and interdisciplinary profiling, and is meeting future social challenges in an innovative and competitive manner. The research focuses and the institutional bundling of competences and research activities are reflected in the Interdisciplinary Faculty. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines have come together in the four departments of the Interdisciplinary Faculty to pool their expertise across disciplines, develop project ideas and find research synergies. More than 25 professors from different faculties are involved in each focus area.