Portrait of Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel, ©Laura_Schirrmeister

Senate Elects New Rector for the University of Greifswald

The University of Greifswald’s Academic Senate elected Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel as the new Rector of the University in the 2nd round of voting on 21 October 2020. Professor Riedel has already accepted the vote. Incumbent Rector Prof. Dr. Johanna Weber’s term of office will end on 31 March 2021. The investiture, the ceremony for handing over office, will also take place on this date.
“I am delighted about the trust vested in me by this election and I will make every effort and devote a great deal of passion in the fulfilment of the mandate,” says Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel.



Get to know Greifswald by bike

Greifswald is known throughout Germany as a bicycle town and students and locals enjoy the advantages of the 15-minute town - as it only takes you 15 minutes on your bike to any destination in town.



Testimonial Kasia Dolata

‘Spending an ERASMUS semester in Greifswald was the best decision I could have made. The opportunity to gain so many new experiences, broaden my horizons and get to know people from many different countries have made my choice well worth it. The University of Greifswald provides excellent guidance and support to its ERASMUS+ students. There are so many trips and events on offer.’ (Kasia - Poland)

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