The University of Rostock was founded in 1419 and is considered the oldest University in the Baltic area. The motto "Traditio et Innovatio" illustrates what makes up our university: Studying at a University full of tradition and history, but nevertheless is open to change and new ideas. The University of Rostock offers a wide variety of subjects in 10 different departments, very good student services, and high quality research and teaching opportunities. There is always something to do in Rostock. This is a result of the vicinity of the University to the sea and the good infrastructure of the city. Studying in Rostock is a win for your personal development. Not only will you acquire an understanding of intercultural differences, and a proficiency for the German language, but a study abroad also helps you begin creating international contacts and friendships. The University of Rostock always welcomes new guests, and would like to say welcome to Rostock!