Dates of the Departments LL&M

3.11. 12-14 o`clock intern ELMI meeting (229)
7.11. 11-12 Uhr o`clock intern ELMI meeting (229)
27.11. - 17 o`clock House meeting (110)
27.11. - 18 o`clock General meeting(110)
4.12. - 17 o`clock General meeting (229)
18.12. - 17 o`clock House meeting (110)

19.1. - 5. postgraduate workshop
23.1. - Vote of dean INF
10.4. - INF-Parliamentary evening
21.6.-22.6. - Meeting scientific advisory board

Information on the department

In 2007, the Department „Science and Technology of Life, Light and Matter“ (LL&M) was established at the University of Rostock as focal point between natural (agricultural included) and engineering sciences and medicine. The department is part of the Interdisciplinary Faculty (INF) which includes, in addition to the LL&M, three other departments: Maritime Systems, Aging of Individual and Society (from 2007 on both) and Science-Culture-Transformation (from 2010 on).

Over the first years, the work of the LL&M department focused on interconnecting working teams and topics from different scientific disciplines. The department as cross-subject research platform aims at bundling inter- and multi-disciplinary work in the field of natural and engineering sciences and biomedicine and focusing on future-oriented fields.

The acquisition of third-party funds and closely cooperating with extra-university institutions and companies shall, in addition, allow not to limit the progress achieved in the laboratories to basic research.

Another long-term aim of this department is to enhance interdisciplinary research projects via related job policy and to strengthen the attractiveness via external perception, to sharpen the university’s profile and to increase the international competitiveness.

The large-scale projects as well as many smaller ones which have been continued or started in the department environment, show that these objective have been reached. Outstanding are the successful acquisition of the research building, the second and third prolongation of the DFG special research area 652 and the participation in the excellence research projects Light2Hydrogen and REMEDIS.

In the context of junior researcher education, more than 50 fellows have got the chance to participate in soft and hard skill courses in addition to their relevant subject-specific education via an interdisciplinary approach postgraduate network.