Life at OvGU

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg is a bridge between Western and Eastern Germany. The university was named after Otto von Guericke. Born 1602, he is considered to be the founder of experimental physics and vacuum technology and continues to be the most famous citizen of the city of Magdeburg. Guericke was a scientist and diplomat. His never-ending interest in scientific contexts and methods and his commitment to the common good serve as the role model and orientation for the university community.

At the OVGU, creative and critical people are trained who have problem-solving skills, the ability to work in a team and a sense of responsibility. More than 14,200 students from 90 countries learn and live on the campus. Over 80 interdisciplinary degree programmes – some of which are unique in Germany – prepare young people for the future. The focus in research and teaching is on engineering and natural sciences, economics and medicine. Supplemented by a large number of specialized programmes in the human sciences, the university is a driving force for development locally and beyond. BA testimonial EN

The Faculty of Human Sciences (FHW) was founded in 1993, but looks back on a history that goes back to 1953. With over 5,000 students, it is one of the largest faculties at OVGU. The FHW primarily makes contributions within the disciplines of social, cultural and educational sciences, which are indispensable for a university in the knowledge society.

If you decide to study European Studies in Magdeburg, you can count on small and individual courses. Not only do the students know each other personally, but there is also close contact and exchange with teachers.

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