In the week before the start of studies, the university traditionally holds the introductory days to make it easier to get started. Due to the current corona pandemic, all classroom teaching will be suspended until at least April 20, 2020. For this purpose, all faculties will provide helpful information on the course of study online.



The corona pandemic raises many questions among students about the summer semester. The Rector, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Strackeljan and the Prorector for Studies and Teaching, Prof. Franziska Scheffler, have informed about the current status and answered questions in a live chat.


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.

Researchers at the University of Magdeburg are international networked and work interdisciplinary.  Whether fundamental or applied research, it's always about finding a holistic solution to complex relationships and problems. As a catalyst and developmental driving force beyond the local region, the university is pursuing innovation strategies that increase the transfer of technology and knowledge within society.

To study at the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg means: To study at a flagship university, to study at one of the youngest universities in Germany, and to study under the best conditions and with optimal support.

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