Internationality is a Big Thing in Greifswald!
Ever since the University was founded in 1456, the University has been a magnet for scholars and students from the whole Baltic Sea Region. Today, the University’s international network has spread to all four corners of the world. Several international research projects, more than 20 university partnerships and a number of cooperation agreements at faculty and institute level have contributed to the excellent international reputation for decades.
The University of Greifswald added internationalisation to its mission statement in 2012 and embedded the Internationalisation Strategy [de] as a central task of the University in 2013. In 2015, the University of Greifswald faced the audit “Internationalisation of Universities”, provided by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) [de].
More than 640 international students from 90 countries were enrolled for the summer semester 2017 at the University of Greifswald and several visiting academics are employed in the institutes and laboratories.
The IO also acts as an advisory capacity for German students, graduates and academics when planning and organising international projects or periods of stay abroad.