The University of Rostock – Traditio et Innovatio

Tradition and innovation are the trademarks of our 600-year history. Education and research started in Rostock even 73 years before Columbus discovered America as the university was founded already in 1419. A lot has changed in the meantime. Such as the technical faculty founded in 1951 – the first one ever established at a classical university. Plenty of new, modern buildings, as the completely new campus for natural sciences in the district Suedstadt, represent the innovative strength and modernity of our university.

Today, with about 14,000 students and 2,933 staff members (in the medical care sector: 2,926), the University of Rostock offers fascinating perspectives into nearly all scientific fields. With the four profile lines Life, Light and Matter / Maritime Systems / Aging Science and Humanities / Knowledge – Culture – Transformation, the University of Rostock has at its disposal excellent interdisciplinary research fields in the areas of natural and technological sciences, medicine, life sciences, humanities and cultural studies. The standard set for all our actions: we want to impress with our performance.

The Hanseatic university city of Rostock is a great place to study, research and live. The economic and scientific centre of the North-East is very enticing, with all the atmosphere of a major city in the middle of one of the most beautiful tourist areas in Germany.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technologies

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technologies of the University of Rostock is the leading institution for research and teaching in mechanical engineering within the state of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania. About 200 scientists from different countries perform highly relevant research and provide high-quality scientific education to students from Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, other German states and all over the world.
The main research areas of the faculty include biomedical technology, energy and flow technology, maritime systems, production technology, mechatronics and drive technology as well as applied mechanics and materials technology. The research mission of the faculty aims at enabling a sustainable and resilient society.

Academic teaching at the faculty is characterized by an outstanding focus on engineering education with a solution-orientated approach within the diverse disciplines of mechanical engineering and marine technologies. Currently four Bachelor and five Master study programs are offered, which provide young people with the competences needed to face the challenges of the future.

Housing facilities

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Once you have decided to study at the University of Rostock, please apply for student accommodations online at “Applications for Student Accommodations”.

Getting around

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