Rostock is one of the success stories from the former East Germany and has managed to attract industry and manufacturing back to the town.
Professors and junior professors receive their salary on the basis of the W salary scale. Their basic salary varies in each federal state. They may also be eligible for performance bonuses, which must be negotiated skillfully.
It is only possible to understand higher education in the US in light of the intensified concentration of wealth in the country during the last thirty years.