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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Greifswald city centre


A great medieval trading port in an area of outstanding beauty

Located near the Polish border, on the coast of northern Germany, Greifswald was once a member of the Hanseatic League of trading ports. And it also gained fame as an educational center, creating one of Europe's first universities. These days, the university remains prestigious, and the town is close to some stunning national parks, making it ideal for people who love the outdoors.

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National Parks

Greifswald is a beautiful historic port with 59,000 inhabitants, in the province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, on Germany's Baltic coast. Centered around its university, the city is both a tourist hub, attracting coastal explorers and history fans, and a research powerhouse.



Studying and Working in Greifswald

The University of Greifswald opened its doors in 1456, and it's still going strong. Research areas are diverse, with options in the arts and humanities, law and economics, medicine, natural sciences, and theology. But the emphasis is on practical projects, such as tech collaborations with Siemens Labs, or plasma physics research with the Max Planck Institute.

The university is outward-looking, with over 700 international students (and more every year). Services include cultural collaboration workshops, intensive language summer schools, and a host of opportunities to enjoy the region's islands, water sports, and beaches. Career prospects are good, with solar voltaics, luxury yacht production, and pharmaceutical research all playing major roles in the local economy.

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