The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Germany and the Baltic Sea Region. Founded in 1456, it is also the oldest Swedish university, as the region was ruled by the Swedes after the Thirty Years’ War and up until 1815. Today, the University of Greifswald is aware of its tradition and has become a modern University beside the Baltic Sea with approximately 220 professors and 10,500 students. Currently, the University has 717 international students from 99 countries, the proportion of university entrants from abroad has risen to 8 percent.
Research at the University covers a broad spectrum, with five key fields of research: Community Medicine and Individualized Medicine, Environmental Change: Responses and Adaptation, Cultures of the Baltic Sea Region, Plasma Physics, and Proteomics and Protein Technologies. Recently, the University has also been successful in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Excellence Initiative.
Greifswald is known as a town with short distances, in which you will find intensive and personal relationships between teaching staff and students.
Studying conditions in Greifswald are excellent. Due to its geographical position in the Baltic Sea Region, cultural and academic contacts have grown historically, especially to partners in Poland, the Baltic States and to Scandinavia.