University of Rostock


The University of Rostock

Taking a look at the University of Rostock, one would hardly believe that it is one of Germany’s oldest universities and indeed the oldest university in Northern Europe. Education and research began here even 73 years before Columbus discovered America, as the university was founded in 1419. Tradition and innovation are the trademarks of our almost 600-year history. Today the University of Rostock offers fascinating insights into nearly all scientific fields. We have four main profile areas: Life, Light and Matter / Maritime Systems / Aging Science and Humanities and/ Knowledge – Culture – Transformation. The University of Rostock has excellent resources at its disposal in interdisciplinary research fields in the areas of natural and technological sciences, medicine, life sciences, humanities and cultural studies. The standard we have set for all our actions: we want to impress with our performance. Currently, about 15,500 students are enrolled at the University of Rostock,  making use of the xtraordinary variety of more than 75 courses of study. Read more …

The Language Centre

Foreign-language teaching at the Language Centre aims at supplementing various programs of study available in Germany and abroad. Therefore, it is based on the requirements of communication within academic contexts and on the specific features of communication among experts in each field. It is intended to equip students with language skills required for studying or working abroad, and to prepare them for the constantly growing need for communication in foreign languages, which they will encounter in their future professions.

The Language Centre offers a wide range of both general and subject-related foreign language courses to the students and staff of the university. These courses enable participants to acquire the language skills required by examination regulations, to prepare for a course of studies or an internship abroad, to improve and extend the language skills they have developed so far, or even to learn an entirely new foreign language.

The well-equipped Language Centre encourages and supports many forms of individual, blended, and e-learning of foreign languages. Our faculty and staff members also provide advice and guidance on effective methods of foreign language learning to those learners who prefer to work individually. Read more …

Team Members