Scientific institutes & networks

Learn more about research in the fields of demography, biology and medicine in the Rostock region. In addition to these scientific institutes, relevant and important networks have arisen, some of which have taken on interdisciplinary coordination and communication tasks.

Scientific institutes

The scientific landscape in the Rostock region – measured by population density and economic strength – is above average. This is partly because, in addition to Greifswald, the Rostock region is thought of as the scientific centre of the state. A large number of scientific institutes are based in the area around the university which mutually complement each other. Over the course of this collaboration, various interest and industrial associations and networks have now been formed which play a coordinating role.

Max Planck Institute Rostock

Scientific landscape

One of the most well-known scientific institutes is the Max Planck Institute in Rostock, which deals with demographic research (MPIDR) and population sciences.

The Frauenhofer Institute works and carries out research with a focus on software solutions for maritime business.

The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is involved in interdisciplinary marine research, whereas the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis concentrates on applied catalysis research in Rostock. In addition, the Frauenhofer Application Center for Large Structures collaborates with the faculties at the University of Rostock.

Furthermore, technology centres in Rostock are important in promoting trade and industry.

Scientific networks

As well as the University of Rostock and the scientific institutes in the region, different scientific networks have emerged over the past 15 years, dealing partially with coordination and communication tasks across all industries.

These include BioCon Valley, which is an initiative for the health economy and life sciences in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and supports the dialogue between the economy, the sciences and politics.

The IT Initiative Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which has been implemented within the computing industry, is one of the most well-known scientific networks in the whole country.

The E-LEARNING@MV network is a project of the IT Initiative Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and provides a platform for institutes that are interested and actively involved in the field of e-learning, and who strive for a mutual exchange of experiences, application opportunities and information.

The Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy e.V. (IRMED) promotes the research of regenerative medicine and especially cardiac stem cell therapy.