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Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg


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Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU) was founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest German universities. It was formed by a merger of the existing Technical University, Teacher Training College and Medical School. The University is named after Otto von Guericke (1602-1686), "Magdeburg's famous son", whose pioneering research into the vacuum made him well-known beyond Germany. The University now is becoming increasingly important as a centre of education and research. It plays an important role in the regional capital Magdeburg which is developing into a centre of business and culture.


Key facts about OvGU

  • The University has about 14000 students.

  • The University compromises 9 faculties: Mechanical Engineering, Process and Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Economics and Management.

  • At OvGU students can choose from 72 degree courses in various areas of study and specialisation.

  • There are 11700 papers published in international journals.

  • Since 2014 OvGU cooperates with KNRTU-KAI within the framework of GRIAT.


Areas of researches

  • Communication and culture
  • Social transformation
  • Computational visualistics
  • New materials
  • Processes and products
  • Non-linear systems
  • Immunology
  • Neurosciences.​

Information about the city of Magdeburg can be found here.
The GRIAT-Coordinator at OVGU Magdeburg is Reena Schliephake (contact information).