Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

4.0 out of 5 (76 ratings / 73 reviews) Neue Neustadt, Germany
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg has a distinctive profile. It aims to create a lean and sharply-defined structure with its main focus of expertise in the traditional areas of engineering, the natural sciences and medicine. It also views economics and management and the social sciences and humanities as essential disciplines for a modern university in the information age.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

1993

  • Founding of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.
  • Amalgamates Magdeburg's Technical University,
  • Teacher Training College and Academy of Medicine.
1994
  • For the first time OVGU establishes two collaborative research centres - one in medicine and one in mechanical engineering.
1995
  • The Otto von Guericke Lectures - a series of lectures with internationally renowned

Education

Otto von Guericke University is a university traditionally focussing on technical and natural sciences as well as on human medicine and considering management and economics, social sciences and humanities indispensable disciplines of a modern institution of higher education.

Research

Research – We pride ourselves on the high quality of our research and its level of scientific and social relevance. We consider the ethical implications of our research methods and their possible social and environmental consequences and give these a high priority.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
601
2020
601
2019
601
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
791 -22
2020
769
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Within the International Office Eva Böhning provides advice to foreign students at OVGU about:

  • Study opportunities, study requirements and applications
  • The recognition of foreign secondary and higher education qualifications
  • Questions regarding studies and legal and social matters

Housing services

There are other opportunities to obtain rooms in the student halls of residence. Once a year, usually around 15 September, the student union allocates rooms that have not already been allocated for a variety of reasons. 

Library services

Since 1 March 2016, a thoroughly revised version of the UBfind interface is on hand: UBfind now is faster, clearer and compatible with any size of screen. 

Student Life

Campus life

The compact Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg campus stretches from the lively centre of the city to the idyllic broad meadows on the banks of the river Elbe. In the immediate vicinity is the Nordpark, an inviting place for a barbecue, reading a book, playing frisbee or going for a jog.

The Faculty of Medicine campus can be reached in less than 20 minutes. It's no problem to surf the net, do research or check your emails from the lawn or cafeteria either! Wireless internet throughout the campus makes it possible. The Campus Service Center is the point of contact for all enquiries regarding your studies.

Sports facilities

Sports classes at Magdeburg Otto-von-Guericke University and Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences cover sport in all its organisational forms. Our classes and offers are designed for all members affiliated to the academic institutions mentioned above.The core of university sports is physical education of our students. As an integral part of studies, physical education is optional

Student Reviews

Uni days
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The tuition fee is a little bit high but over all a nice experience.

Studying in Europe
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience is good still. All the professors are really good at teaching. I learned a lot from them. Their teaching quality is top-level according to me. I attended some of the classes online and some on campus. There was no difficulty to understand or asking questions. The other administrative side is also really helpful.

New Exposure of studying with internationals
Hammad Khan rated 4 out of 5 stars

I found it very interesting while studying with internationals

Neue Neustadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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