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.
In accordance with its guiding principles, Otto von Guericke University sees its prime task as raising the standard of education and scholarship through teaching and research. We are indebted to Otto von Guericke for providing us with the following ideals:
Our University is a community of staff and students that is based on openness, trust, tolerance and co-operation. It aims to create a productive environment which promotes health and achievement.
The University is made up of nine faculties, the administration, the President’s office (or Rektorat in German) and central services.
The faculties are subdivided into institutes and/or departments, other academic bodies and business initiatives.
There are also several closely-related academic institutions with whom the University cooperates in a variety of ways.