Welcome to the University of Greifswald!
The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest tertiary education institutions in Germany and the Baltic Sea Region. Founded in 1456, it is also the oldest Swedish university, as the region was ruled by the Swedes after the Thirty Years’ War and up until 1815. Today, the University of Greifswald is aware of its tradition and has become a modern University beside the Baltic Sea with approximately 220 professors and 10.000 students. These come from all over Germany and from more than 90 countries from across the world.
Greifswald is known as a town with short distances, in which you will find intensive and personal relationships between teaching staff and students.
Studying conditions in Greifswald are excellent. Due to its geographical position in the Baltic Sea Region, cultural and academic contacts have grown historically, especially to partners in Poland, the Baltic States and to Scandinavia.
Senate Statement on the Name Debate Ernst Moritz Arndt
During the Senate's session on the 15th March 2017, the senators discussed the refusal of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Ministry of Education to change the German name of the University and made a unanimous public statement. More details