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University of Rostock

The University of Rostock is the oldest universities in the Baltic Sea Region. It comprises of nine faculties. In addition, the interdisciplinary faculty as scientific key institution connects researchers and students from all disciplines in currently four profile lines: “Life, Light and Matters”, “Maritime Systems”, Ageing of Individual and Society” and “Knowledge - Culture - Transformation”.

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About

History

Tradition and innovation are the trademarks of our almost 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. 

Education

The major scientific departments – business sciences, humanities, engineering sciences, law, medicine, natural sciences and theology – are represented both in research and education at the University of Rostock.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
501 -100
2018
401
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
624 -49
2019
575 -10
2018
565
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
751 -50
2019
701 100
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Housing services

Naturally, studying also means living away from home and moving into one’s own apartment. Compared with other cities in Germany, the rents in Rostock are affordable, even in the inner city and in particular in the popular student’s district Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt („KTV“). Whether you prefer a student dormitory or look for the conventional flat share. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Campus specialists are contact persons mainly for prospective students but also for students at the University of Rostock. They are regularly trained by the Student Service Center staff and are able to answer many questions on the subject of study. The campus specialists represent the University of Rostock at trade fairs or at school events for study orientation and attend groups of students who visit the University of Rostock.

Sports facilities

The university sport offers for students and staff ranges from leisure sport to competitive sport, for everyone who seeks physical or mental compensation for study or everyday working routine.

Student clubs

Since, 1974, Rostock’s nightlife cannot be imagined without it: the LT-Club. Generations of students have celebrated here, regularly from Thursday to Saturday. While Fridays are dedicated to a certain motto, things get really speedy across all musical sectors in the old NDR television broadcasting building, restored in 2003, on Thursdays and Saturdays. Every taste will find its suitable music corner here. Who wants to go out at Saturday night in Rostock goes to the LT-Club! By the way - students pay less entrance! The drink prices are student-friendly too and the large outdoor area is an invitation to relax and supplies hungry guests with tasty food from the barbecue. 

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