Welcome to Greifswald!

Welcome to Greifswald!

The new semester has started.

Students greeting freshers at the University of Greifswald
Sports societies looking for new recruits among the freshers at the University of Greifswald
Town ralley through Greifswald with the freshers
Breakfast with the departmental councils at the University of Greifswald
Freshers finding out more about registering in Greifswald
The Registrar with freshers
The semester openening ceremony in Greifswald's cathedral
Freshers enjoy free beer after the semester openening ceremony in Greifswald's cathedral

More than 2,000 Enrolments for the Winter Semester at the University of Greifswald

2,062 students have enrolled for their first subject semester this autumn. This means that there are currently roughly 10,460 students at our University. 

The winter semester 2017/2018 started for everyone on the 12th October. The lecture period of the winter semester started with the traditional opening ceremony for new students in Greifswald’s cathedral. 

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University Entrant Statistics

  1. Approximately 23 % of all new enrolments come from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
  2. Around 8 % of the newly enrolled students come from Berlin.
  3. More than 42 percent of the University entrants come from the states of former West Germany.
  4. Degree courses with admission restrictions, such as Psychology, with 39 applicants per study place, and Human Biology, with approximately 24 applications per study place, were particularly popular; this also applies to Medicine and Dentistry.

Freshers' Week

On the 9th October 2017, the new students were greeted as usual at the Freshers’ Fair in the Mensa on the Campus Berthold-Beitz-Platz. The fair is organised by the Students' Union (AstA) and the departmental student bodies. The newcomers received their freshers’ t-shirts, freshers’ bag full of information and small welcome presents and sometimes even a beer.

Of course, the whole week is accompanied by the team of the marketing campaign Heimathafen Greifswald [de]. The aim is to convince as many freshers as possible to register in Greifswald as their main place of residence. If they do so, they receive a reward from the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Prizes for Excellent Teaching 2017

Professor Michael Herbst
Prof. Michael Herbst
Photo: Kilian Dorner
Professor Martin Gorke
Prof. Martin Gorke
Photo: Till Junker
Dorthe G.A. Hartmann
Dorthe G.A. Hartmann, M.A. (Norwich) Photo: Kilian Dorner

The prizes for excellent teaching are traditionally awarded as part of the opening ceremony. The jury chose three prizewinners from the numerous suggestions that had been submitted by the students. Prof. Dr. Michael Herbst, Director of the Research Institute for Evangelism and Church Development, received the prize in the category ‘Integrative Teaching’.  Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Gorke, professor of Environmental Ethics won the award in the category ‘Innovative Interdisciplinary Teaching’. Dorthe G.A. Hartmann was honoured with the prize for excellent teaching in English.