Welcome to the University of Greifswald!
The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest higher 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.
University of Greifswald Awarded Quality Seal by EU Commission
The University of Greifswald has been awarded the quality seal "HR Excellence in Research" from the European Commssion, recognising it as a research institution with excellent working conditions for both junior and established researchers; and increasing both its national and international visibility.