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Science and Research: a driving force and location factor

Science and research are of great importance for the city of Magdeburg. There are more than 18,000 students at the University Otto von Guericke and the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal. Renowned research institutions have sprung up in the surroundings of the universities. Scientists from all over the world work in teaching and research.

The scientific institutions have provided a powerful impetus to the development of the city. They offer attractive jobs for highly-qualified employees, which has a positive effect on the demographic development as well as the culture, the social status and the quality of life in the city. As cooperation partners for the local companies, they also constitute an important economic factor for the whole region.

Research and science are changing the cityscape. The university campuses have become attractive areas. We are developing the Port of Science, located directly on the river Elbe, as a quarter for research and innovative enterprises.


Interner Link: Magdeburg - center of science and research
Magdeburg - center of science and research
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Interner Link: Port of Science
Port of Science
An old port is transforming the face of a city. The „Port of Science“ is located in
the direct vicinity of the university campus. An area of about 30 ha situated next to
a ...
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Interner Link: EUniverCities Network
EUniverCities Network
EUniverCities is a European network, launched in 2012, in which medium sized cities as well as universities (working in tandems) work together in order to give knowledge cities more visibility ...
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Interner Link: A strategic approach towards the internationalisation of university cities
A strategic approach towards the internationalisation of university cities
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Interner Link: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
High-achieving, dynamic, ambitious, international and with research-led teaching, Otto von Guericke University (OVGU) is one of Germany’s newer universities.
Our research and teaching focuses ...
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Interner Link: University of Applied Sciences!
University of Applied Sciences!
Founded in 1991, the University has long gained a reputation for its well-rounded academic education programme and motivated student body.
Interested students can choose ...
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