The University of Greifswald was founded in 1456 and is one of the oldest academic institutions in Europe. Over 10,500 students from all over the world receive the most modern academic instruction and exciting research opportunities in a time-honoured environment.
The University of Greifswald states five key fields of research in its current University Development Plan: 1) Community Medicine and Individualized Medicine, 2) Environmental Change: Responses and Adaptation, 3) Cultures of the Baltic Sea Region, 4) Plasma Physics and 5) Proteomics and Protein Technologies in Infection Biology, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology.
These key fields of research are characterised by excellent research success from attracting research groups and high-ranking publications, interdisciplinary and interfaculty cooperation, close relationships to non-university research institutions in the town of Greifswald, the inclusion in national and international networks and providing services for the transfer of knowledge and technology.
Students and scientists benefit from the University of Greifswald's cooperation agreements with institutions across the world. International activities such as research collaboration or student exchange are coordinated by the International Office. The Welcome Centre supports international students and scientists before and during their stay in Greifswald. more
Greifswald is an attractive city with 60,000 inhabitants, located near the Baltic Sea about 200km north of Berlin. In addition to its dynamic university, Greifswald has an active industrial sector and many attractive recreational opportunities. Water sports are particularly popular on the Greifswalder Bodden and along the Baltic Sea coast on the nearby islands of Ruegen and Usedom. The city of Stralsund, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located only 20 km to the north. more
The University of Greifswald is deeply rooted in the region. In recent years, special care has been taken to provide the general public with access to current, often highly complex, scientific advancements. Guided tours exploring the historic buildings and the many valuable collections of the university are increasingly popular. more