Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
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Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Saxony-Anhalt, Germany | Public


Otto von Guericke University (OvGU) in Magdeburg Germany is a public University that was founded in 1993 and is one of the most recent universities in Germany. Focused mainly on engineering, natural sciences, and medicine, the University also offers degrees in economics, management, social sciences, and humanities. The university has about nine faculties with more than 14,000 students from over 90 different countries. With about 11,700 papers published in international journals from this University.

Otto von Guericke University is known worldwide to have a distinctive profile. Having been ranked by the times higher education in the 2019 World University Rankings at 601-800 and in the Young University Rankings at 101-150.



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Otto von Guericke University is located in Magdeburg which is the capital city of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Magdeburg is located on the Elbe River and is a spectacular medieval city of under 250,000 inhabitants. Its beautiful gardens and parks have made it one of Germany’s greenest urban areas. The city of Magdeburg hosts high standard professional sports events. The SC Magdeburg a prominent handball team and FC Magdeburg a well-esteemed football team in Germany. Students get discounted tickets to watch these teams’ performances. The cost of living in Magdeburg is simple and favorable, and its well advance public transportation system is free for students of the university.


Otto von Guericke University has a reliable research and educational landscape. Having close proximity to the river Elbe, The University Campus has become an attractive site in Magdeburg. The university library located at the main campus has more than 600 working place, 57 single study rooms also known as carrels and three group rooms. The lecture rooms are spacious and equipped with teaching aids to make learning more effective. The Laboratories and research centers are functional and up to standard some of such are the research centers on neuroscience, located at the Science Campus Centre for Behavioural Brain Sciences, Centre for Dynamic Systems and others. The university also has other facilities such as the Computer center, Sports facilities, housing and many more.

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Otto von Guericke University Student Union offers numerous types of accommodation in its student halls of residence. Although the number of rooms available is limited, There are other opportunities to obtain rooms such as public housing and rented private apartments. These accommodations can be gotten based on your personal requirements like price, location, size, and quality of the accommodation.


Otto von Guericke University has a faculty to student ratio of 1:8, comprising of 1,770 academic staff (consisting of professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, and other lecturers) and 14,181 students. The University has a total of 1,009 highly skilled and professional administrative staff.

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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg in the CWUR World University Rankings 2018-2019 was ranked >1000 in the Alumni Employment Rank. It is interesting to note that  Eurostat analyzed that Germany university graduates have the second highest rate of employment in Europe.

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