Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
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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 are engineering and the natural sciences, economics and business, and medicine. With these course offerings complemented by forward-looking humanities subjects, in its 25 years of existence, the university has acquired an excellent reputation, both at home and abroad. Over 14,000 students are enrolled in more than 80 programmes some of which are quite unique. The 200-plus professors see themselves as dedicated communicators of knowledge and trailblazers in empowering students to be able to attain successful careers. Every year the university produces around 2,700 highly qualified graduates.

An international player

International, student-friendly and strong in research, the University of Magdeburg has an excellent reputation across the world. Traditionally, our main areas of focus are engineering and the natural sciences, along with medicine. The university and its courses in Mathematics and Computer Science regularly reach the higher echelons of renowned ranking lists. Many of the courses of study offered in economics and business, social science and the humanities are also unique within Germany. Due to the bilingual availability of certain programmes, they are also highly attractive internationally. Alongside the varied range of courses on offer, the appeal of the university is thanks to its outstanding infrastructure andexcellent staff-student ratio. The campuses stand out because of their compact size and proximity to the city centre. The cafeterias offer a variety of options including multiple healthy choices. The university library is a central hub for all students. The state-of-the-art building provides free access to an outstanding catalogue of research literature. Today, one in six students comes from another country. This makes the campus international and student life colourful. Influences from more than 100 countries enrich the theoretical and practical education of young women and men at the university.


Help Initiatives

In addition to the advice and support offered by the International Office, there are also initiatives that help you to integrate and plan your leisure time in Magdeburg. Both IKUS (Intercultural Students) for international students and MIPS (Magdeburg International PhD Students) for international doctoral students offer various activities and programmes.