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 – 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.
The International Office aims to support you before, during and after your stay in Magdeburg, regardless of whether you come to our institution as an applicant, student, placement student, researcher or employee. In our Life in Magdeburg section you will find information on culture and leisure, housing, German language courses and the services offered by OVGU.
For students to be successful, the environment around them has to be right. It goes without saying that finding somewhere to live is part of this. Be it a hall of residence, a flat share or an apartment of your own in one of Magdeburg's attractive districts, there is plenty of suitable accommodation in the city. This page contains a summary of information and useful tips on finding an apartment in Magdeburg.
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.
The objective of the university sport department is to ensure a varied and multifaceted sports education for its students. The range of sporting activities on offer is fun and encourages social contacts.
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