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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

3.7 out of 5 (26 ratings / 24 reviews) Magdeburg, 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.

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
2020
601
2019
601 200
2018
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
-
2019
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
769 -77
2019
692
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.

Student Reviews

Happy to be part of University of Agder
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am currently doing masters, 1 year complete and so far everything is good. Professors are well qualified and teaching is good. university ambience is nice.

Be the One
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

As mostly when i enrolled in university things alot i learned from University and great experience shared by the teachers which make more clear to be engineer and make alot thinks of the institute in which i learned alot

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is one of the best Universities in Germany. I have really a good rank in my final examination in the school. It is 98 %. I need financial support. I have got an admission letter from the University. I will be start doing the course from October.

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