In 2007 – 588 years after its foundation – the University of Rostock gave itself three profile lines. The fourth profile line was added in June 2010. Research and education related to these fields are organized by the Departments of the Interdisciplinary Faculty. By institutionalizing this thematic concentration and cross-subject cooperation, the university breaks new ground, not only regarding science policy. It also connects the new structure with a clear vision. It intends to bundle and enhance a comprehensive expertise related to these topics.

The different scientific disciplines are merged in the Interdisciplinary Faculty and start an intensive dialogue with each other that exceeds the traditional subject boundaries.