Concentration and cooperation: The University of Rostock – Your partner in the north

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.

  1. Address

    Universitätsplatz 1
    18055 Rostock
    Tel +49 381 498 1004
    Fax +49 381 498 1006
  2. Rector

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schareck
  3. Chancellor

    Dr. Mathias Neukirchen
  4. Year of establishment

  5. Employees

    3,000 (not including University hospital)
  6. Total budget

    Total budget

    147.3 million euros
    Third-party funds
    53.2 million euros

  7. Business activity

    Scientific teaching and
    research in almost every field.
    Renowned research focuses:
    Science and technology of life,
    light and matter,
    Maritime systems,
    Knowledge – culture – transformation
    The ageing of the individual
    and society