Rostock University

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Rostock University
motto Traditio et Innovatio
(tradition and innovation)
founding February 13, 1419
Sponsorship state
place Rostock
state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
country Germany
Rector Wolfgang Schareck
Students 12,996 winter semester 2018/19
Employee 2,900 (Dec 2016, including university clinic )
including professors 327 (Dec 2016)
Annual budget € 167.058 million (2017)
Networks Network of medium-sized universities

Association of North German Universities University Rectors' Conference


The University of Rostock was founded in 1419 and is therefore one of the oldest universities in Germany and the oldest university in the Baltic Sea region .

In the 2016/17 winter semester, 13,864 students were enrolled, including many Erasmus and other international students . In 2016, the university employed a total of 327 professors and 2,900 employees (including 689 in university medicine ). The majority of the more than 100 courses in ten faculties are offered with Masters and Bachelor degrees . The University of Rostock is considered a comprehensive university due to its extensive range of courses .

In the vicinity of the university, institutes, start- ups and company settlements have created clusters of business and research in the areas of cutting-edge technology . Above all in the sectors of biotechnology , medicine and life sciences (e.g. BioCon Valley and DZNE ), nanotechnology , in light research and photonics , agricultural and environmental sciences, in maritime research ( IOW ) and in research into areas of data processing and the information society ( IGD ) important representatives have settled here. The demographic research in the university environment of high international standing, especially with the responsible Max Planck Institute .



The university was founded in 1419 by the dukes Johann IV and Albrecht V of Mecklenburg and the council of the Hanseatic City of Rostock as the first university in the north of the Holy Roman Empire and the entire Baltic Sea region. The clear initiator of the founding is scientifically controversial due to the lack of sources. What is certain, however, is that it was largely financed by the citizens of the Hanseatic city of Rostock. The request was drawn up in 1418 and sent with the assistance of the Schwerin bishop Heinrich II von Nauen . At that time, such a request could only be made to the Pope by sovereigns, kings or emperors. After checking the truthfulness of the information in the application, Pope Martin V issued a papal bull on February 13, 1419 , with which he approved the foundation. The ceremonial opening of the Universitas Rostochiensis was on November 12, 1419 under its chancellor, Bishop Heinrich III. von Wangelin , who also appointed the first rector, Petrus Stenbeke . Teaching began in the existing buildings near the Petrikirche and the Cistercian monastery "Zum Heiligen Kreuz". Initially, the university consisted of a law and a medical faculty as well as the Facultas artium (today the faculty of philosophy ). Because of heretical currents in the empire, the university remained without the usual theological faculty until 1433. Only after Pope Eugene IV approved the establishment of a theological faculty in 1432 were the four traditional faculties complete for a “Studium generale”.

Early modern age

I am called Cornelius, wolbekant to all students , copperplate from the Speculum Cornelianum from 1608/1618

In the 15th century the University of Rostock was one of the largest universities in Germany with 400 to 500 students, especially from Holland, Scandinavia and the Baltic States. As a result of political turmoil, the university had to move to Greifswald in 1437 under pressure from the church and under the stipulation of an interdict by the Basel Council . This excerpt lasted until 1443, although the interdict had already been repealed in 1440. From 1487 to 1488 (according to other statements until 1492) the seat of the university was due to a further move in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck . A famous student at this time was Ulrich von Hutten , who arrived in Rostock in 1509 from Greifswald and continued his studies there. He raved about the “lively spirit and freedom” that reigned in Rostock.

Some time later than the city of Rostock, the university became Protestant in 1542. In 1760 it was divided into a council university in Rostock and a princely university in Bützow and reunited in 1789. Humanism and Lutheranism were decisive for the university, which, as a result of the Thirty Years' War, became a college for rural children. From 1566 Tycho Brahe was a student at Rostock University for two years. During this time he was involved in a duel that cost him his nose. The cause of the argument was a mathematical formula.

At the university jubilee in 1600, the theatrical comedy Cornelius Relegatus (lat. " Cornelius expelled from the university "), also "the idle Cornelius", premiered by Albert Wichgreve (around 1575-1619), which satirically the inglorious career of a failed Describes students of the 16th century and for a long time shaped the public's view of the life of a strolling student . At the same time, the piece is a document of the academic mores and customs of the late 16th century. The piece achieved enormous public success with an extraordinary long-term effect.

Rostock students in 1737, drawing in a pedigree

One of the most important facilities for students and staff is the university library, which was founded in 1569 and consists of three departmental libraries, 10 specialist libraries, the university archive, the custody and the patent and standards center. Today it has a stock of around 2.2 million volumes. It also has an extensive old collection, which also includes around 2,800 manuscripts and autographs , 650 incunabula and 14 bequests.

The University of Rinteln , the University of Rostock and the University of Wittenberg ("Leucorea") were leading expert universities during the witch trials . The ruling practice at the general German law faculties was quite different. The law faculties of the Universities of Helmstedt (“Academia Julia”) and Rinteln were considered “hardliners” in matters of witch hunts .

19th century

After the university was transferred from the city to the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin by contract in 1827, a generous expansion at the end of the 19th century, u. a. from new clinics, the connection to the other German universities was achieved. The main building was designed in the neo-renaissance style from 1866 to 1870 by the Schwerin court building officer Hermann Willebrand .

With the appointment of the historian Karl Hegel (1813-1901), from 1841 the establishment of modern history at the University of Rostock took place. Karl Hegel worked here from 1841 to 1856.

On June 11, 1858, Germany's first “German Philological Seminar” (today the Institute for German Studies ) was founded in Rostock by Karl Bartsch , Professor of German and Romance Studies.

One of the famous graduates of the university was Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890) , an autodidact who received his doctorate in 1869 on the subject of “Ithaca, the Peloponnese and Troy” . He had applied to the Dean Hermann Karsten to open the doctoral procedure. On April 27, 1869, he was awarded the Latin doctoral degree in Rostock.

20th century

However, the university remained a numerically small college with 1,700 students in 1930.

Honorary doctorate certificate 1919
Michaeliskloster , today part of the Rostock University Library (special collections and specialist history library)

On the occasion of the five hundredth anniversary of the University of Rostock on November 12, 1919, Max Planck and Albert Einstein also received an honorary doctorate. The university honored the “tremendous work of his mind through which he fundamentally renewed the concepts of space and time, gravity and matter” and made him “honorary doctor of medicine”. Since the Physics Institute had already exhausted the contingent of honorary doctorates for the 500th anniversary, the honor was given by the Medical Faculty. The only honorary doctorate awarded to Einstein in Germany was not revoked from him during the Nazi era.

As a result of the National Socialist rule from 1933 onwards, several scholars lost their positions: David Katz , Hans Moral u. a.

After the Second World War, the university reopened on February 24, 1946. Until July 1963, the university also had a " Ernst Thälmann " faculty for workers and farmers . The law faculty existed only from 1946 to 1951. In 1950 an agricultural faculty was opened, in 1951 a department for shipbuilding, which from 1963 was called the technical faculty. It was the first traditional university in Germany to expand its profile to include a technical faculty. In 1952 an aviation faculty was founded, but it was moved to Dresden a year later. In 1963 a faculty of engineering and economics was added. For the basic Marxist-Leninist studies of students of all disciplines, which were compulsory from 1951, and later also the academic staff, there was a "Social Science Institute", which was renamed the Institute for Marxism-Leninism in 1960 and restructured in 1969 as the "Section for Marxism-Leninism".

In 1976 the University of Rostock was renamed “Universitas Rostochiensis” to “ Wilhelm Pieck University”. In 1990 it was renamed.

In 1970 the oldest German student cabaret ROhrSTOCK was founded in Rostock, and it still exists today.

Additional distance learning courses have also been offered at the University of Rostock since 1992 . These are organized together with the redesign as part of the Bologna Process in the Center for Quality Assurance. To improve teaching and research, the university is involved in the Association of North German Universities .

Women's studies

The University of Rostock was the last university in Germany to allow women to study in the winter semester of 1909/10 . As early as the winter semester of 1895/96, women were admitted as lecturers, but this option was restricted to the Philosophical Faculty until 1906. In addition, the women needed the approval of the rector and the lecturers in order to attend the lectures. Since they were not enrolled as students, they were not allowed to take any exams. This changed on June 29, 1909, when the Mecklenburg Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV approved the matriculation of unmarried women. The first woman to enroll at the University of Rostock in 1909 was Elisabeth Bernhöft (German studies). She was followed on the same day by Sophie Jourdan (medicine) and a little later Frida Ortmann (German studies). Bernhöft had been a student of German, history, French and philosophy since 1904. This previous knowledge made it possible for her to work at the Philosophical Faculty with the dissertation Das Lied vom Hörnenen Siegfried in 1910 . Prehistory of the printing department of the 16th century to do a doctorate. The first female doctoral candidate at the University of Rostock was Erna Grawi. She received her doctorate in 1909, before the regular women's studies began, with the dissertation The Fable of the Tree and Reed in World Literature as a Dr. phil. Sophie Jourdan was the first woman to graduate from the Faculty of Medicine in 1913. The first post-doctoral candidate at the University of Rostock was the Germanist Hildegard Emmel with her work Mörike's Peregrina poetry and her relationship to the Nolten novel in 1951 . In the same year she was followed by the agricultural historian Gertrud Schröder-Lembke and a year later by the theologian Marie-Louise Henry . Hildegard Schumann took over the position as first dean in 1959, since 1956 Professor of English and American Literature at the Philosophical Faculty.

In 1919 the "wife paragraph" was abolished. From now on it was also possible for married women to enroll for studies. In the summer semester of 1919, 180 female students were enrolled at the University of Rostock for the first time. They made up around 10% of the student body. During the Second World War , the proportion of women rose to 30% in 1940 and to 60% in 1944. By 1945, a total of 370 women were doing their doctorates, 90 of them at the Philosophical Faculty, 250 at the Medical Faculty and 30 at the Law Faculty.

As a result of the First World War , there was a shortage of male lecturers at the university. For the first time women were employed as teachers, primarily as lecturers. The first female lecturer was Elise Lohmann, who took over from the winter semester 1918/1919 as the representative of the French language lecturer. Mathilde Mann , who worked at the university from 1921, and Annemarie von Harlem , Finnish lecturer from 1942, are among the better-known lecturers. The first woman to teach was Margarete Fuhrmann, who was appointed lecturer in labor law in 1943. The first female professor at the University of Rostock was Lola Zahn in 1947 with a teaching position for economic planning at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Ingeborg Schaacke has been a lecturer in mineralogy and petrography since 1945 . In 1954 she took over the chair for mineralogy and in the same year also became director of the Mineralogical-Petrographic Institute.

The University of Rostock's first honorary doctorates for women were awarded to Else Lüders in 1919 , to Alma von Hartmann and Mathilde Mann in 1924, to Magdalene von Tiling in 1926 , to Margareta Mikkelsen in 1988 and to Christa Lewek in 1989 .

The university today

University library ( coord. )
Cafeteria ( coord. )


Since the establishment of an interdisciplinary faculty in October 2007, a novelty in the German university landscape, the University of Rostock intends to focus on four interdisciplinary profile lines in research and teaching in the future. The interdisciplinary faculty is the central interface for the scientists of all other nine faculties. The four profile lines are organized in so-called "departments" and can be examined and worked on jointly by the various specialist branches. The four departments of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of the University of Rostock are:

  • The profile line Science and Technology of Life, Light and Matter ( life, light and matter ) combines natural and engineering sciences as well as medicine; new materials and their interaction with light play an important role. The research results mainly bring innovations in the areas of photonics, catalysis and engineering, regenerative medicine and simulation techniques. The English-language Master’s degree in Physics of Life, Light and Matter deals with a. with biophysics, atomic systems and clusters as well as nanostructures. To improve the research conditions, a new building will be opened for the 2015/16 winter semester, which will house the Department of Life, Light and Matter as well as the Physics Institute and three lecture halls in the latter.
  • The Department of Maritime Systems ( Maritime Systems ) deals in particular with coastal systems, which are the focus of interest on the land and water sides. Aspects of agricultural and environmental sciences as well as natural and engineering sciences flow into it, so that marine researchers, engineers, farmers, humanities and social scientists as well as economists and lawyers are integrated into the research topics. Research focuses on changes in coastal zones due to global and regional influences, the use of maritime systems and the sustainable development of coastal and marine areas. Three projects are currently integrated into the department: BACOSA , SECOS and the ScienceCampus Rostock Phosphorus Research . BACOSA ( Baltic Coastal System Analysis and Status Evaluation ) is a joint project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research between the universities of Rostock, Greifswald and Kiel, which provides important principles for assessing the environmental status of coastal ecosystems within the framework of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). SECOS ( The Service of Sediments in German Coastal Seas ) examines the sediments of the Baltic Sea in order to be able to create sustainable coastal zone management. The ScienceCampus Rostock Phosphorus Research deals with the problem of the worldwide shortage of phosphorus, which in the future will cause a variety of problems for the food supply and economic cycles.
  • Aging Science and Humanities ( aging of the individual and society ) deals with the topic of demographic change and the associated aging society; In doing so, social and medical aspects as well as biological causes are examined, which result in the increasing shortage of junior staff and managers, the increase in the need for care and financial difficulties in the social security systems. The department is looking for new solutions on the level of medical care and therapy, in the area of ​​economic and social structures and in relation to technical assistance systems.
  • Knowledge - Culture - Transformation deals in three main research areas with the topics media and representation of knowledge / transformation of knowledge , knowledge and interculturality as well as knowledge and power . Under the focus “Media and Representation of Knowledge / Transformations of Knowledge” the relationship between knowledge and media is asked by examining the reciprocity of this relationship. The research focus "Knowledge and Interculturality" combines projects and events that deal with the diverse interrelationships of knowledge and cultural phenomena. The third research focus of the department "Knowledge - Culture - Transformation" asks about the complex connections and interdependencies of knowledge, power and interpretation. a. What is reflected is who or what decides which knowledge is relevant, applicable or even "true" and how "reality" is constructed through interpretation and interpretations.


Rostock University currently offers more than 100 different courses, including 34 bachelor programs, 50 master’s programs, 31 teacher training programs, several doctoral programs, medicine and dentistry as well as Protestant theology with a master’s degree. The studies human and dentistry and teaching close to the state exam from. Candidates for teaching can choose between 30 subjects for six different school types (teaching at primary schools, at regional schools, at grammar schools, at vocational schools, for special education and vocational education). The majority of the other courses are already offered with master's and bachelor's degrees . There are currently seven English-language master’s programs in the field of study programs aimed at an international clientele: Computational Engineering at the Institute for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, European Master of Rural Animateurs at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Technology of New Materials and Physics of Life, Light and Matter of Science Mathematics at the Faculty, Molecular Mechanisms of Regenerative Processes , Integrated Advanced Ship design - EMship and a double degree program between the University of Rostock and the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj (Romania).

In addition, the University of Rostock offers four distance learning courses leading to a master’s degree: Environmental Protection , Environment and Education , Media and Education, and Technical Communication .

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences has an essential unique selling point with its courses in demography : only in Rostock can one obtain a diploma or master’s degree in this subject.

further education

Since 1991 the University of Rostock has been offering continuing education at university level to employed people. Interested parties can choose from a wide range of practical advanced training: from three part-time master’s courses to over 43 multi-month advanced training courses with a certificate.

Part-time master’s courses:

  • Environmental Protection (M.Sc.) - 4 semesters, part-time
  • Environment & Education (MA) - 4 semesters, part-time
  • Media & Education (MA) - 4 semesters, part-time
  • Technical Communication (MA) - 5 semesters, part-time

Certificate courses from the following areas of knowledge:

  • Marketing & Management
  • Communication & didactics
  • Technical Documentation
  • Media education
  • environmental Protection
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Garden therapy

On January 12, 2015, the first open online course at the University of Rostock ( Massive Open Online Course - MOOC ) with the topic of bioenergy & renewable raw materials started . This course uses various videos with subsequent tests to answer questions about biogas plants. The development, the current and future role of biogas as well as the technical structure of biogas plants and the potential of renewable raw materials are dealt with.

Media-based junior course

The University of Rostock offers high school students the opportunity to complete early studies ( junior studies ) in a wide variety of subjects (agricultural science, medicine, history, computer science, chemistry, biology, mathematics, theology and communication). While classic approaches to junior studies often clash with school lessons, a blended learning concept ( e-learning ) is used for the offer of the University of Rostock .

The role for the local economy

In 2006, over 700 academic positions were financed from third-party funds for research projects or graduate schools . In addition, several hundred company foundations have so far emerged from the faculties, including particularly innovative start-ups . Between 2009 and 2013, it was possible to increase third-party and special funding expenditure in research from 40.0% to 57.2%, which corresponds to an increase of 40%. One organization to support founders at the university is the Center for Entrepreneurship (ZfE), which is supported by the Entrepreneurs Club Rostock .

In the past few years, around 90 invention reports and 19 international patent applications have been submitted. The economics and social sciences support particularly small and medium-sized companies in the fields of tourism and logistics in research and teaching. The ecologically oriented agricultural and environmental sciences, which are unique in Germany, deal with the productivity and development potential of rural areas. In 2009, 59.3% of the students at the University of Rostock came from the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In 2013 only 49.0% of the students came from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

A total of 2,980 employees are employed at the University of Rostock (including 750 in university medicine - only in research and teaching, care positions are not included), which makes the University of Rostock one of the largest employers in the state.

additional offers

The Rostock University Library, founded in 1569, is the oldest university library in Northern Germany and the largest library in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (with a current inventory of over 2.2 million publications).

The main canteen was rebuilt in 1999. In 2003 she won the UNICUM magazine's canteen competition , in 2006 she was second nationwide for the second time, and in 2012 she was again best canteen in Germany. Rostock has a total of six student union locations (plus one in Wismar).

The university sport, which is represented with 250 courses and a total of 6,000 course places, was rated in the top group throughout Germany in a study by the Center for University Development.

The student magazine heuler , which appears four times a year, was selected in 2012 by Pro Campus-Presse, an initiative by the Rommerskirchen publishing house , out of 32 submissions alongside Ottfried as the best student newspaper in Germany. In 2011 they made it to third place.

The university has the research magazine Traditio et Innovatio , which appears twice a year. Current issues are also available online in full text. The edition of June 2015 was 3,500 copies.

Social and political engagement

On November 14, 2013 the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Rostock announced that it would initiate an examination procedure for the possible award of an honorary doctorate to the data scandal - revelator Edward Snowden . In the justification for the decision in favor of the test procedure, the faculty committee said: "Snowden's decision to make his personal freedom available for the higher purpose of clarifying social grievances shows a high degree of philosophical-practical reflection." In addition to the moral-philosophical Component in Snowden's actions, the procedure particularly examines the extent to which Snowden's actions are scientifically relevant.

Faculties and institutions

Decoration of the main building of the University of Rostock
The so-called “Etui-Atlas der Erde” from 1831. The supposedly smallest atlas in the world is owned by the University of Rostock

Today, the ten faculties of the University of Rostock offer employees and students a wide range of subjects and at the same time give scientists access to many research topics:

Central organizational units:

Central facilities:

  • Center for Quality Assurance in Studies and Further Education (ZQS)
  • Center for Teacher Training and Educational Research (ZLB)

In addition, numerous research institutes have settled in and around Rostock, including:


Scientific collections

The University of Rostock has a comprehensive academic collection, the history of which goes back to the 18th century.

  • Communion device of the theological faculty
  • Academic Coin Cabinet
  • Anatomical teaching collection: The collection, founded in 1833, is one of the oldest and most extensive collections in Germany and comprises around 3,000 exhibits (dry and wet specimens, Ziegler's wax models, plastinates).
  • Archaeological collection
  • Art library
  • Botanical Garden
  • Photo collection
  • Painting collection
  • Graphics collection
  • Herbarium Rostochiense (ROST)
  • Historical drug collection
  • insignia
  • Works of art
  • Mineralogical teaching collection
  • Mineralogical-paleontological collection
  • Moulage collection of the Rostock Dermatology Clinic
  • Armin Münch's estate
  • Ophthalmological collection of the Rostock University Eye Clinic
  • Pathological-anatomical teaching collection
  • Photo Eschenburg archive
  • Physiological collection
  • Collection of chemical preparations
  • Collection of films
  • Collection of historical chemical devices
  • Collection of historical physical devices
  • Special collections in the university library
  • Wossidlo archive at the Institute for Folklore
  • Zoological collection

Partner universities

The University of Rostock currently cooperates with 55 universities in 27 countries. One focus of international cooperation is the Baltic Sea region with the Scandinavian countries, Russia, Poland and the Baltic states. As part of the Erasmus program, the University of Rostock cooperates with 175 universities in the 27 EU countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Turkey. The cooperation with partner institutions abroad takes place on the basis of joint research projects as well as in the field of teaching. Not only are student exchanges, guest lectureships, joint supervision of diploma and doctoral students, project work and internships part of the partnerships, but also the discussion of conceptual and organizational issues relating to the study reform within the framework of the Bologna process as well as the professional exchange in curriculum design and in Preparation of the introduction of new and, in the future, joint courses.


Fritz Reuter , writer
Heinrich Schliemann , archaeologist
Erich Kästner , writer
  • Ulrich von Hutten (1488–1523), humanist, wrote his first significant work in Rostock in 1509 ( two books of Lamentations against Father and Son Lötz )
  • Tycho Brahe (1546–1601), astronomer and astrologer, discoverer of the supernova phenomenon , studied for two years in Rostock and stayed in contact with Rostock professors for many years
  • Axel Oxenstierna (1583–1654), Swedish Chancellor, studied in Rostock in 1599
  • Heinrich Rahn (1601–1662), lawyer, university professor, studied in Rostock in 1625, doctorate in Rostock in 1633, between 1637 and 1657 rector of the university seven times
  • Oluf Gerhard Tychsen (1734–1815), orientalist, co-founder of Arabic palaeography , from 1789 senior librarian
  • Leopold von Plessen (1769–1837), diplomat, minister, secret councilor and district president (1836) of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, important representative of the less powerful at the Congress of Vienna , award of the jur. Honorary doctorate from the University of Rostock on the occasion of the 400th anniversary celebration in 1819
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783–1850), economist and social reformer, awarded the phil. Honorary doctorate from the University of Rostock in 1830
  • Fritz Reuter (1810–1874), Low German writer, awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Rostock in 1863, began studying law at the University of Rostock in 1831
  • Karl Hegel (1813–1901), historian, 1841–1856 professor of history and politics, founder of modern history at the universities of Rostock and Erlangen (since 1856)
  • Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890), archaeologist, doctorate in Rostock as Dr. phil. 1869; Namesake of the Heinrich Schliemann Institute for Classical Studies in the Philosophical Faculty
  • Albrecht Kossel (1853–1927), physician and physiologist, received his doctorate in 1878 from the University of Rostock, later Nobel Prize winner for physiology or medicine (1910)
  • Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), founder of anthroposophy , doctorate as Dr. phil. in Rostock 1891
  • Hans Spemann (1869–1941), biologist, 1908–1914 professor of general zoology and comparative anatomy at the University of Rostock, 1935 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
  • Karl von Frisch (1886–1982), zoologist, ord. Professor of Zoology from 1921 to 1923, later Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine (1973)
  • Otto Stern (1888–1969), physicist, professor of experimental physics from 1921 to 1923, Nobel Prize in Physics 1943
  • Erich Kästner (1899–1974), writer, studied German in 1921
  • Walter Hallstein (1901–1982), politician and lawyer, professor of private and corporate law from 1930 to 1941
  • Pascual Jordan (1902–1980), physicist, associate and later full professor of physics from 1929 to 1944
  • Eugen Gerstenmaier (1906–1986), evangelical theologian and politician, doctorate at the theological faculty in 1935
  • Peter von Siemens (1911–1986), German industrialist, studied economics
  • Walter Kempowski (1929–2007), writer, honorary professor for modern literary and cultural history (after 2003)
  • Hans Apel (1932–2011), politician, since 1993 honorary professor for financial policy at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Uwe Johnson (1934–1984), writer, studied German from 1952 to 1954
  • Joachim Gauck (* 1940), German Federal President , studied theology until 1965, honorary doctorate from the theological faculty
  • Bernhard Lampe (1947–2017), engineering scientist and professor for control engineering, first senior professor at the university

See also

Student associations

Literature (selection)

1. Matriculation edition

2. Series of publications

  • Wolfgang Eric Wagner (ed.): New something from learned Rostock things, for good friends. Sources and explanations on the history of the learned life in Rostock.
    • Volume 1: Observantia lectionum in universitate Rostochiensi (1520). The oldest printed lecture program at the University of Rostock. edit v. Robert Ackermann, Hellmut Braun, Christian Ende, Anna-Sophia Fischer, Stefan Hynek, Marcel Knie and Wolfgang Eric Wagner, Hamburg 2011.
  • Kersten Krüger (ed.): Rostock studies on university history . Rostock 2007ff. RosDok
  • Contributions to the history of the Wilhelm Pieck University of Rostock . Rostock 1981ff.

3. Monographs, Festschriften

  • Matthias Asche: From the rich Hanseatic citizen university to the poor Mecklenburg state university. The regional and social visitor profile of the universities of Rostock and Bützow in the early modern period (1500–1800). In: Contubernium. Volume 70, 2nd edition. Stuttgart 2010, ISBN 978-3-515-09264-7 .
  • From collegium to campus. Places Rostock university and science history. 2nd Edition. Rostock 2010, ISBN 978-3-934116-62-7 .
  • Angela Hartwig, Ernst Münch (ed.): The University of Rostock. History of the “lamp of the north” in pictures. Rostock 2008, ISBN 978-3-86680-394-7 .
  • Marko Pluns: The University of Rostock 1418–1563. A university in the field of tension between the city, sovereigns and Wendish Hanseatic cities. Rostock 2006.
  • Martin Handschuck: On the way to the socialist university. The University of Rostock from 1945 to 1955. Bremen 2003, ISBN 3-86108-363-9 .
  • Stephanie Irrgang: Peregrinatio Academica. Migration and careers of scholars from the University of Rostock, Greifswald, Trier and Mainz in the 15th century. Stuttgart 2002.
  • University and city. Scientific conference on the occasion of the 575th anniversary of the opening of the University of Rostock, organized by the University of Rostock. Rostock 1995.
  • May many doctrines contend for the one truth. 575 years University of Rostock. Rostock 1994.
  • Bernhard Wandt: The University of the Hanseatic City of Rostock. Foundation and development 1419–1827. Rostock 1994.
  • Elisabeth Schnitzler: The establishment of the University of Rostock in 1419. In: Central German research. Volume 73. Cologne 1974.
  • History of the University of Rostock 1419–1969 (Festschrift for the five hundred and fifty year celebration). 2 volumes Rostock 1969.
  • Thomas Ammer: University between Democracy and Dictatorship: A Contribution to the Post-War History of the University of Rostock. Cologne 1969.
  • Paul Kretschmann: University of Rostock. Cologne / Vienna 1969.
  • Gustav Herbig; Hermann Reincke-Bloch: The five hundredth anniversary of the University of Rostock 1419-1919. Rostock 1920. RosDokhttp: //vorlage_digitalisat.test/ LT% 3DRosDok ~ PUR% 3D
  • Otto Krabbe: The University of Rostock in the 15th and 16th centuries. Rostock 1854 [reprint: Aalen 1970]. RosDokhttp: //vorlage_digitalisat.test/ LT% 3DRosDok ~ PUR% 3D
  • Anne Büsing, Kirsten Büsing, Heide Haarländer: Alumni and their bookplates. 600 years of Rostock University . Ingo Koch Verlag, Rostock 2017. ISBN 978-3-86436-403-7 .

4. Digital copies on Rostock university history

5. Essays

All articles on this topic are listed in the state bibliography MV .

Web links

Commons : University of Rostock  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikisource: University History  - Sources and Full Texts

Individual evidence

  1. ^ University of Rostock: Institutions> Rectorate> Rector. Retrieved August 1, 2019 .
  2. a b c d Current enrollment figures from the University of Rostock , accessed on October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Johann Bernhard Krey: In memory of the Rostock scholars from the last three centuries. 8th piece, Adler, Rostock 1816, p. 20 ( digitalized RosDok )
  4. ^ Marion circle: Karl Hegel. Historical significance and scientific history location (= series of publications of the Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Volume 84). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen u. a. 2012, ISBN 978-3-525-36077-4 , pp. 97-158. ( E-book )
  5. Wilfried Bölke: Heinrich Schliemann - A famous Mecklenburg. Demmler Verlag, Schwerin 1996, ISBN 3-910150-36-5 , p. 166f.
  6. Rostock commemorates Albert Einstein's honorary doctorate - Die Welt
  7. Kersten Krüger (ed.): Women's studies in Rostock: reports from and about female academics. (= Rostock studies on university history. Volume 9). Rostock 2010, ISBN 978-3-86009-089-3 .
  8. Gisela Boeck, Hans-Uwe Lammel (Ed.): Women in Science. (= Rostock studies on university history. Volume 16). Rostock 2011, ISBN 978-3-86009-115-9 .
  9. ^ Bettina Kleinschmidt: History of women's studies at the University of Rostock. In: Traditio et Innovatio, research magazine of the University of Rostock. 15th year, issue 2, Rostock 2010, pp. 31–34 (online edition) ( Memento from November 21, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), ISSN  1432-1513
  10. Campus construction sites are growing
  11. ^ Course offerings at the University of Rostock
  12. Internationally oriented courses at the University of Rostock ( Memento from June 16, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  13. Distance learning / continuing education at the University of Rostock ( Memento from June 17, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  14. ^ University of Rostock ( Memento from July 3, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) - University information portal Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  15. Further education program ( Memento from August 6, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) - University of Rostock
  16. ^ MOOC of the University of Rostock ( Memento from June 19, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  17. a b c Facts and figures about the University of Rostock (2014) ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  18. Center for Entrepreneurship , support for founders and start-ups at the University of Rostock
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  23. CHE Center for University Development: Indicator in focus - University sports, October 2006 (available online )
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  25. ^ NDR 1 Radio Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Will Snowden be an honorary doctor of the University of Rostock? In: Norddeutscher Rundfunk. November 14, 2013, archived from the original on March 27, 2014 ; Retrieved November 14, 2013 .
  26. Collection portal of the University of Rostock
  27. Eckart Roloff , Karin Henke-Wendt: Insights and views of the human body. (Anatomical collection of the university medicine, Rostock). In: Visit your doctor or pharmacist. A tour through Germany's museums for medicine and pharmacy. Volume 1: Northern Germany. Verlag S. Hirzel, Stuttgart 2015, ISBN 978-3-7776-2510-2 , pp. 75-76.
  28. A. Bartsch: Annual report of the Association for Meklenburg History and Antiquity. ( Memento from September 21, 2005 in the Internet Archive ) Schwerin 1836, p. 59.
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