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.

Research and teaching at the University is committed to the freedom and autonomy of thought.  The University regards research, teaching and studying as one entity, which is to be fostered and developed in cooperation with the individual academic disciplines.  People of all origins and convictions are invited to take part in academic education and to work together to enhance knowledge.  Researchers, teachers and students are committed to stand up for a free, civil and democratic society and to advocate the peaceful coexistence of humans and nations. 

Greeting from the Rector of the University of Greifswald on the Start of the New Website

Rektorin Prof. Dr. Johanna Weber

Dear Website Visitors,

After a year’s intensive preparations, the University of Greifswald now presents itself with a new website. Our old website was no longer up-to-date: there was too much text, too many small details and it was not always well-structured. 

We are proud that the University of Greifswald can now present itself with a new design which gives you fast access to the information you are looking for and at the same time encourages you to get to know the full extent and diversity of our University.

I invite you to a web-based visit of the University of Greifswald and would be delighted if our website inspires you to visit our University in person. 


Best regards,


Johanna Weber
Rector of the University of Greifswald