University of Magdeburg is one of the youngest German universities. It was formed in the merger of the existing Technical University, the Normal School and the School of Medicine.
The University of Magderburg was founded in 1993. It is named after Otto von Guericke ( 1602 – 1686 ), an illustrious son of Magdeburg, who began research in a vacuum and became well known beyond Germany. The University aspires to teach and research in the tradition of this great scientist, philosopher, engineer and continue his humanistic work.
The Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg has a profile of its own. Its objective is to create a simple and clearly defined structure with its main focus of expertise in the traditional areas of engineering, natural sciences and medicine. Also economic and managerial points of view, as well as the arts and humanities as essential disciplines for a modern university in the information age.
Currently, the University has 9 faculties and almost 13,800 students, it is becoming more and more an important center of education and research, it is subdivided into institutes and/or departments, other academic institutions, as well as business initiatives. There are also a number of closely related academic institutions with which the University collaborates.
The University is a member of many organizations and committees.
At the University of Magdeburg you can choose from 72 courses in various areas of study and specialization.
In recent years, the University has undergone a decisive change in applying innovation to research. Among the many areas represented, neurosciences, immunology, nonlinear systems, new materials, processes and products, computational visualistics, social transformation, as well as communication and culture deserve special mention.
Affiliated institutes and the University’s Technology Transfer Center act as liaisons between academia and industry. That they facilitate the access of companies to the research resources of the University and at the same time encourage innovation.
In recent years a significant change can be observed in the innovative research of the University. Due to the extension and variety of disciplines, specializations such as neurosciences, immunology, nonlinear systems, new materials, processes and products, visualistics, social transformation, as well as communication and culture have taken shape.
With this, the University creates the potential that promotes the economic and social development of the city and the state. However, also disciplines such as the academic of Social Sciences and Economics have their influence on the profile of a new university research.
Affiliated institutes and the University’s Technology Transfer Center as mediators between the University and the economy allow companies to access the University’s research resources with ease, and in turn strengthening their innovation potential.
University Hospital Complex
The University Hospital Complex in the south of the city is the training center for future doctors and at the same time a center for medical assistance to the citizens of Saxony-Anhalt. As a “maximum health care hospital” of the Faculty of Medicine treats especially severe symptoms.
In recent years, the centers and hospitals of the University of the Faculty of Medicine have increasingly focused on specialized patient care.
In September 1995 the second heart center in Saxony-Anhalt was opened on the campus of the hospital complex.