University of Rostock

University of Rostock

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany | Public


University of Rostock, otherwise known locally as Universität Rostock, is a free-for-all higher education institution located in the booming town of Rostock in the Baltic Sea region of Germany. Universität Rostock was established in 1419 thereby priding herself as the oldest in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpomnern. The act and art of research and the process of imparting knowledge were the main focus at the start of the institution.

Rostock offer courses and programs backed by officially recognized education degrees that included Pre-bachelor's degrees and Bachelor's degree in the Undergraduate section; and for the Postgraduate, they have a stock of Master's degree and Doctoral degree. Though, it started with Education and Research hundreds of years ago, the University can now boast of interdisciplinary research fields such as natural and technological sciences, medicine, life sciences, humanities, and cultural studies. Her multidisciplinary approach has no doubt helped Rostock earn recognition from the Ministries of Education, science, and cultural affairs.

Universität Rostock is doing well in the rankings as it was ranked 42nd nationally, and 573rd globally by the Ranking Web of Universities. University of Rostock was ranked between 401 and 500 in the World, according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2014. Meanwhile it was ranked 405th in the same year by the CWTS Leiden. The QS World University Rankings ranked University of Rostock as 551st within the top universities in 2015.



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Universität Rostock is situated in the modernized setting of the town of Rostock, a town with a teeming population range of 50,000 to 249,999 inhabitants. The town is a part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Rostock distinguished herself as an attractive economic and scientific centre of the North-East, a major city in the heart of one of the most beautiful tourist areas in Germany.

One of the most notable sites of attraction in this town is the new market square, locally known as Neuer Markt. The market houses a Town Hall that came to being in the 1200s' having a brick Gothic style. The hall would then get a touch of modernisation in the 1700s', with the annexation of a baroque facade and a feasting hall. Houses made of gables dated back to the 15th and 16th century can be alluded to this beautiful and astonishing town. If you have longed for years to have a view of an astronomical clock, you don't have to look too far. With a flight to Rostock, inside the St. Mary's Church Marienkirche, a religious location built in the 13th century, and upgraded to a cross-shaped basilica in the 14th, you will find an astronomical clock built way back as far as 1472 by a man named Hans Düringer.

Another major eye catching location of the urban city is a place called Warnemünde. Both locals, and foreigners that had come to feed their eyes with eye-opening gazes, enjoy the euphoria provided by a flair of old rugged houses housed on a vast beach with a lighthouse, burrowed by an old fisherman's port.


Universität Rostock is a great place to study, research and live. From 1991 a great deal of Euros has been spent on the infrastructures of the University, which amounted to 750million Euros by 2015. It is blessed with a lot of new, modern buildings and structures. One of these jaw-dropping, astounding structures is the completely pristine campus for natural sciences in the brisk administrative division of Suedstadt, representing the innovative prowess and modernity of the University.

Rostock has a modern Library that serves its ever-expanding student population. The Rostock University Library has various divisions and various specialized libraries that provides scientific literature and information for research, education and study. It provides access to electronic journals and specialized information. The library possesses large special collections of culturally historical and scientifically historical old books. It is important to note that the library also contains the university archive and the art treasure collection. This is a confirmation of its status as a traditional University of Germany. It is augmented by sport facilities that induce good performance in extra-curricular sporting activities. Also, recreational structures are not left out. Examples include the Zoological institute building, the Planck building, and so on.

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There's housing for both local and international students. The Rostock Student Services provides accommodation for newly arrived international students who plan to study at the University of Rostock and the Rostock University of Music and Theatre. International students, who have not lived or studied in Germany, are considered for a Starter Package service. However, short-time students and students on a program are given a low priority, while postgraduate students are exempted from using this service.


Universität Rostock as of today, has an undergraduate sector or faculty to student ratio of 1:5, constituted by 2,933 staff members (in the medical care sector: 2,926), and 14,000 students. The almost 600 years of knowledge and experience as a solid foundation for future topics and challenges speaks volume of the crop of professionals assembled together as staff and administrative members.

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