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Education and science
This city by the Warnow River earned a name for itself as a place of science and education in 1419, when the first university in Northern Europe was opened here. Students and academics from all over Germany, and even Scandinavia, come to Rostock. Among them are famous names such as David Chytreus, Samuel Gottlieb Vogel and Joachim Junguis.
However, many local businesses also contribute with pioneering innovations. The ‘Erbgroßherzog Friedrich Franz’ ship, made at the Tischbein & Zeltz wharf, was launched in Rostock in 1851, being the first seafaring iron screw steamer in Germany.
In the 1870s, pepsin, peptone and rennet powder were manufactured at Friedrich Witte’s chemical factory. The first jet aircraft also began to do its rounds in the 1930s around the factory site run by the Heinkel company.
Studying by the sea
The University of Rostock is the region’s centre for science - the number of research institutes grouped around it is significant. The cooperation between the individual institutes has intensified in recent years, therefore increasing the competitiveness of this scientific region. Moreover, there are several associations and networks in which researchers and institutes cooperate with one focus - in areas such as life sciences, e-learning and stem cell research.
Focuses of research in the region:
- medical technology
- biological sciences
- new materials (e.g. fibre composites)
- maritime systems and processes
Technology centres are an important part of the promotion of trade and industry in Rostock. Here, emerging businesses will find the ideal conditions to present themselves and drive their research.
In coordination with future users, KOE created technology centres with multifunctional facilities that provide high-quality surroundings for research in Rostock. Particularly innovative, technology-orientated companies benefit from the advantages that being established in one of the technology centres brings. The current network enables quick contact with Rostock University and other companies and research institutes in Germany and abroad. The technology centres in Rostock have the perfect conditions for the development of new ideas and products.
Schools and childcare
Here you will find an overview and all important information about all schools and playschools in Rostock and the surrounding area.
Different universities in the region expand the range of courses in Rostock and the surrounding area to do with culture, music, business and science.
Vocational and technical schools
The vocational and technical schools in Rostock create and ensure a wide range of learning opportunities in many different fields.
Find out more about the scientific institutes in and around Rostock and the research they carry out in the areas of demography, biology and medicine.
The different scientific networks in the region partially undertake coordination and communication tasks across all industries.