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Ten good reasons to study in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Unique Study Courses

The colleges and universities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are well-known for their innovative and unique study courses in the fields of High Tech, Environmental Studies, Biology, Health Sciences and Medicine as well as Music. For those who seek to study Aquaculture, Demographics, Medical Biotechnology, Piano Duo, Energy- and Resource-efficient Technologies or Digital Logistics and Management: Welcome to MV!


Experts who sea more

Due to their maritime locations, universities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are predestined for researching the sea. Numerous Study Courses, like Baltic Management Studies or Operation and Management of Maritime Systems, are designed to qualify specialists for the marine sector. The Maritime Simulation Centre Warnemünde is one-of-a-kind globally and provides future Navy Officers with ideal training. 

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Centre for Start-ups and concentrated Know-how

The “BioCon Valley” Cluster of Excellence is a central network and service provider for Life Sciences, Biotechnologies and Biological Sciences in North Germany that connects businesses, universities and colleges to bundle competencies in Health Sciences and Pharmaceutical Studies. The Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rostock supports students, alumni and research staff who develop research projects or set up businesses with expert advice.

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Go for Sports!

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a paradise for sports and activities and the perfect place for elite athletes: The Wismar University of Applied Sciences and the University of Rostock are designated partner universities for professional sports in Germany. Competitive athletes find ideal conditions to succeed on all fields. 

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Kids are welcome

Most of the colleges and universities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are certified “family-friendly universities” by audit. They are committed to actively support families to prove that successful studies and happy children go together well. Examples for special services are the “family university” or the “laboratory for children”.

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International Life on Campus

Students from all parts of the world study at the universities and colleges in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Rostock University of Music and Drama alone currently counts 550 students from 42 nations. Many students also come to live and study from other parts of Germany in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern because of the excellent conditions they find here.

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Excellent Mentoring and State-of-the-art Facilities

Newest equipment and modern facilities are the standard at the relatively young universities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Together with excellent mentoring programmes that make teaching a priority and an outstandingly good ratio between students and professors, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the perfect surrounding for future top executives.

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Equal Opportunities

To actively ensure equal opportunities for women and men in research is a very important principle of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s politics in Science and Education. To guarantee that women and men can equally make the most out of their professional and creative potential, the country actively supports women, e. g. when appointing professors.

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Humanities demanded

Societies are undergoing changes that increase the importance of knowledge. Therefore Humanities receive special research grants. To meet global challenges, we need Humanities to open and internationalise science, economy and society. In difference to other parts of Germany, Humanities’ students don’t have to cope with overcrowded lectures. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern we offer excellent study conditions so that they are ready to shape our future. 

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Naturally tasty – and always close to a beach

If you believe in a conscious lifestyle with healthy, locally-grown food, you have something in common with Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. MV has been “naturally tasty” ever since: The fresh fish, meat, fruits and vegetables from our region are served in first-class restaurants all over the country. The breeze at the coast or at one of the more than 1.000 lakes in the region is as fresh as the food. Sailors or paddlers appreciate touring through the intact nature or discover and enjoy cities with tradition and unique landscapes: Everybody finds their chill-out lounge in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.