The IAP offers an academic qualification for a Bachelor, Master, Diploma and Doctor of Physics. The department heads teach as Professors at the Institute of Physics at the University of Rostock. They read university courses, offer theses topics and ensure an intense supervision in an active research environment including PhD student seminars and the Graduate Academy of the University. A peculiarity is the Leibniz Graduate School ILWAO which brings together IAP students with those from the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research and the Chair for Fluid Dynamics. At the scientific colloquia of IAP and Institute of Physics recent research is presented by internationally recognized experts.