Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is a federal state in the north-east of Germany; Mecklenburg is the western and Western Pomerania (Vorpommern) the eastern part. The beautiful Baltic Sea coastline, its famous islands (e.g. Rügen or Hiddensee), the historical cities (e.g. Rostock, Schwerin, Greifswald or Stralsund) as well as the Mecklenburg Lake District are very popular touristic sites, making the state Germany´s number One as a tourist region.

Rostock is the largest city in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with 200,000 citizens. At the estuary of the Warnow a famous part of the town is situated, the seaside resort Warnemünde. Rostock was first mentioned as Slavic settlement in 1161 (Slavonic: roztoc = diffluence of a river) by a Danish chronicler. Today’s significance of Rostock can be attributed to the central position in the Baltic Sea, which stimulated dock-yard and ferry port industries. Furthermore, Rostock covers the industrial spectrum from biotechnology to food, IT- and aerospace companies. Rostock has a well developed infrastructure within the town (buses, trams & interurban trains).

The University of Rostock (founded in 1419) is the third oldest university in Germany, which still exists, and the oldest in the Baltic region. The university has a long tradition in natural sciences. At present, the university has 10 faculties and 15 000 students from all over the world.
The conference building, the Arno-Esch Lecture Hall is located at the Campus Ulmenstraße.
The address is Ulmenstraße 69, 18057 Rostock.

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