The University of Greifswald’s research concentrates on five key fields. These are internationally recognised and the Greifswald’s research teams are well connected.

The key field of research Microbial Proteomics and Protein Technologies deals with the molecular causes of bacterial and viral infectious diseases, industrially important bacteria and enzymes for biotechnology and the molecular environmental microbiology. The key field of Plasma Physics has a long tradition in Greifswald. Together with partners, such as the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) and the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald), a centre for plasma physics can be created, which covers high temperature, low temperature and astro plasma physics for research and teaching purposes.

Community Medicine and Individualized Medicine deal with population related health research and analysis procedures, which could give answers to questions concerning individual differences at the emergence and during treatment of illnesses, which are important for medicine and for health policies. Greifswald’s geographical position and its historical connections predestine the location for transnational and interdisciplinary research into the Baltic Sea Region. The key field of research is called Cultures of the Baltic Sea Region. The newest field of research, Environmental Change: Responses and Adaption, connects the natural sciences with the arts and humanities in the field of ecological environmental research.

The Research Support Centre (ZFF) supports and accompanies the University’s scientists and academics with the goal of attracting research projects.