The Foundation of the University

The history of Otto-von-Guericke University goes back to the year 1953, and is closely linked to the history of mechanical engineering in Magdeburg. Shortly after the Second World War, reconstruction of the heavily destroyed city began including the historically evolved machinery construction.

The first step was the founding of Magdeburg College for Mechanical Engineering. In 1961, the institution was granted the status of a Technical College and named after the renowned German physicist and politician Otto von Guericke. In 1987, the founding of the University continued, and in 1993, all Magdeburg college institutions merged to today’s Otto von Guericke University.


The Otto-von-Guericke University offers courses of studies in the following faculties:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process and Systems Technology
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • The Faculty of Medicine
  • The Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
  • Economics and Management

The following study programmes could be studied at the Otto-von-Guericke University after completing our Studienkolleg.

Facts about the University:

  • About 14000 students are currently enrolled, of whom about 2000 are international students from more than 90 countries.
  • 70-plus courses are offered at the university, of which 38 Bachelor's programmes and 33 Master's.
  • About 200 Professors and 1.650 employees teach and work at the university.

The objective of the University…

To carry this know-how into the world. The excellent and very affordable study and living conditions make Otto-von-Guericke University even more attractive to both groups of students, national and international.
Lecture halls, classrooms and the modern university library are all located within walking distance. University’s on-site gyms, fields and other student facilities offer diverse activities for students throughout the academic year. With a student ID, public transportation can be used within the city, for FREE.

Latest News

- Visit our stand at the IECHE2015 Exhibition in Riyadh. You can find us at stand 160: Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, located between DAAD and Saudi-Cultural Mission in Germany. We are looking forward for your visit and to personally tell you all about our program.

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Phone. +49 391 544 6857
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