Our highlights in anniversary year 2019

Multimedia Exhibition “Experiment Future”

Multimedia Exhibition “Experiment Future”

Art Gallery Rostock
March– May 2019

The exhibition Experiment Future draws the attention to science and researching art. Both disciplines meet in a multimedia exhibition, thus creating a tension that encourages discussion and enables new perspectives and findings. Artists develop future images and scenarios in dialogue with science institutions from Rostock.
With more than 20 artistic works and an extensive program comprising of workshops, performances and discourses, Experiment Future can be considered as Germany’s first major and institutional Art & Science Exhibition.

Summer Celebration at and for the City of Rostock

Summer Celebration at and for the City of Rostock

Universitätsplatz
22 – 23 June 2019 | 801 years Rostock


A city festival with tremendous atmosphere and a weekend full of highlights are ahead of our guest when the university celebrates its 600th anniversary with a summer party. Rostock’s artistic and cultural players from the genres music, show and theatre present themselves, amongst others on the anniversary stage in front of the university’s main building. Trendy Street Food can be purchased at various stalls. A children’s party with fun and music invites young guests to participate.

Exhibition “People, Knowledge, Paths of Life”

Exhibition “People, Knowledge, Paths of Life”

Museum of Cultural History Rostock
20 June – 30 November 2019

The exhibition „People – Knowledge – Paths of Life“ presents 600 years of Rostock eventful university and science history. The University of Rostock and Rostock‘s Museum of Cultural History have jointly designed an exposition on this. The university’s treasures as well as spectacular loans from Germany and abroad will be shown on more than 800 m². The exhibition will mainly focus on biographies of past and present students, lecturers and staff member here.

Music theatre „Dead End for Cornelius R.“

Music theatre „Dead End for Cornelius R.“

University of Music and Theatre Rostock
2 – 15 November 2019

The music theatre will be produced and brought to premiere in cooperation with the University of Music and Theatre Rostock. It is based on the theatre comedy „Dead End for Cornelius R.“, written by Albert Wichgreve. It describes the changeful career of a failed student of the 16th century in a satirical manner. The composition was assigned to composer Sven Daigger. Sarah Grahneis will be in charge of the dramaturgy.
Premiere on: 2 November 2019.
Additional performances: 3/8/9/12/15 November 2019.

Festive season for the 600th anniversary celebration

Festive season for the 600th anniversary celebration

8 - 12 November 2019

The University of Rostock will stand upside down for five days and celebrate with the city and many guests from Germany and abroad its 600th anniversary. The university invites all alumni on 9 November 2019. It is planned to have a morning pint at the Students‘ Cellar, an alumni meeting, show lectures and a big anniversary ball. Experience a diverse campus program, art and cultural events, dance, scientific lectures, a festive parade and the academic ceremony and many more:

  • 600 – THE PARTY
  • 600 – THE CONCERT
  • International symposium"The future of interdisciplinary research"

Start: 1.00 pm| Total duration: about 5 hours

Main university buildingAssembly hall Universitätsplatz 1 · 18055 Rostock

  • Oecumenical Ceremony

Start: 10.00 am University church· Kleiner Katthagen 3 · 18055 Rostock

  • Festive parade and academic ceremony

The parade, headed by the university’s rector Professor Wolfgang Schareck and the former federal president Joachim Gauck, starts at the university place and leads along the Kröpeliner Straße to St. Mary’s church. Afterwards, an academic ceremony will be held at the place where the university was founded.

Start of the festive parade: 3.00 pm

Main university building · Universitätsplatz 1 · 18055 Rostock

  • How does the future sound?
  • 600 years – Enjoy with all senses

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