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University of Greifswald

About

History

The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities 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.

Education

The University of Greifswald provides a broad range of subject disciplines in the fields of theology, arts and humanities, law and economics, natural sciences and medicine.

Research

The University of Greifswald states five key fields of research in its current University Development Plan. The key fields of research are characterised by excellent research success from attracting research groups and high-ranking publications, interdisciplinary and interfaculty cooperation, close relationships to non-university research institutions in the town of Greifswald, the inclusion in national and international networks and providing services for the transfer of knowledge and technology.

Career

What do the skills you have gained during your course qualify you for? This is not a question that you will ask yourself only at the end of your course. During its office hours, the Employment Agency’s Career Advice Service offers useful tips for the start of your career.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
301 200
2020
501 -100
2019
401
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
898 -135
2020
763 -83
2019
680
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
-
2019
601 300
2018
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

The International Office (IO) is the University’s central point of contact for all international issues.

We coordinate international partnerships and the university’s cooperation projects, develop and implement programmes with international partners.

We provide advice to German students, graduates and academics when planning and organising international projects or periods of stay abroad.

We advise and provide information to prospective students from abroad and are responsible for their admission. Foreign students receive support for any study-related, legal or social matters.

Housing services

If you choose to study in Greifswald, you ought to start searching for accommodation quickly and leave yourself enough time, because the housing market floods with students, especially just before the start of semester. Thanks to the good accessibility of all of the University’s facilities by bike, the location of the accommodation is not as important as the rent and furnishings. For those of you who have to come a long way to sort your accommodation, we suggest couchsurfing with local students. Also, youth hostels and special semester offers from the hotels can be good options.

Library services

Greifswald University Library serves as a central literature and information supplier for studying, research, and teaching. With its different locations it provides the university and the public with learning environments and working stations, it houses more than 2.2 mio. printed books, as well as thousands of electronic media and databases, and offers guidance and instruction.

ICT services

The services offered by the computer centre range from central tasks such as the running of the data network (switches, firewall, DNS and DHCP services), provision of the communication infrastructure (telephony and e-mail) and the central user management, via the VPN system to the management of components for the University’s administration and compute servers.

Student Life

Sports facilities

If interested, University students, employees and their families have numerous possibilities for athletic activities: The programme ranges from Aikido and football to yoga and zumba.

Student clubs

Traditionally, Greifswald’s students meet in student clubs. There are currently five; the newest has existed since the winter semester of 1992/93, the oldest since the early 1960s.

The clubs are popular alternatives to discos and pubs. They are organised as registered associations and operated by students.

Student Reviews

Limited by size
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a small university in a small city,providing a tightly knit student community. Teacher student ratios are good. However, the university has limited funds and offers little areas of excellence. All in all a decent place to study.

Great undergrad experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience! Strong Professor Student relationships, high quality of teaching.

Perfect undergrad university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Greifswald is the ideal undergrad school! Especially the great staff x student ratio enables you to build lasting relationships with your professors.

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