The University of Rostock (UR) is Germany’s third-oldest university and the oldest in the Baltic coast region. Its 14,000 students and 1,700 academic staff make it the largest further education establishment in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The full university offers 120 degree programmes in nine faculties.
In 2007, the UR became the first university in Germany to found an interdisciplinary faculty. The research focuses are concentrated in four profiling fields. They include topic areas from the fields of natural and engineering sciences; medicine; oceanic and coastal research; demographics; life sciences; and knowledge cultures. Research is conducted into global issues such as climate change and the energy supply of the future. Focuses in medical research include dementia research and regenerative medicine.
Close cooperation connects the UR with the region’s scientific institutions. Five Leibniz Institutes (for Catalysis, Baltic Sea Research, Atmospheric Physics, Plasma Science and Farm Animal Biology); the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; the Fraunhofer Institutes for Computer Graphics Research and Large Structures in Production Engineering; and the Thünen Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries make widely varied scientific cooperation possible.
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RectorProf. Dr. Wolfgang Schareck
ChancellorDr. Mathias Neukirchen
Year of establishment1419
Employees3,000 (not including University hospital)
Total budgetTotal budget
147.3 million euros
53.2 million euros
Business activityScientific teaching and
research in almost every field.
Renowned research focuses:
Science and technology of life,
light and matter,
Knowledge – culture – transformation
The ageing of the individual