Otto von Guericke Universit├Ąt, Magdeburg

The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (German: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, short OvGU) was founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest universities in Germany. The university in Magdeburg has about 14,000 students in nine faculties. There are 11,700 papers published in international journals from this institute.

It is named after the physicist and mayor of Magdeburg Otto von Guericke, famous for his experiments with the Magdeburg hemispheres.

The former Technical University Magdeburg (Technische Hochschule Magdeburg), a teacher training college and a medical school were absorbed into the university when it was created. The university now composes nine faculties.


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Main article: Magdeburg

Magdeburg is the capital of Saxony-Anhalt state in Germany. It is a moderately sized city located halfway between Hannover and Berlin. The city is crossed by the river Elbe on which bank the OVG university has its main structures. One advantage in staying and studying in Magdeburg is the simple and favourable living cost. Public transportation in Magdeburg is very advanced and free of use for the students of the university. A popular bar mile for the students is the Hasselbachplatz.


University library, Magdeburg.

Faculty of Computer Science (FIN)

Faculty of Economics and Management (FWW)

Faculty of Human Science (FHW)

Faculty of Mathematics (FMA)

Faculty of Medicine (FME)

Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNW)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FMB)

Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering (FVST)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)