Studying and teaching at the University are characterised by a variety of forms of communication, which challenge students and enable self-enlightenment, the relevant use of knowledge, independent acquisition of knowledge and independence in dealing with problems and tasks.
The University of Magdeburg sees itself as a reliable partner for science, industry, politics and culture; it has a defining role in cultural and social life in Magdeburg and northern Saxony-Anhalt. The social development that is especially characterised by demographic change has an impact on the requirements of and demands placed upon Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg stands for an open and transparent university culture. It sees dealing competently with diversity and cultural variety as an enhancement for university life and as a source of potential for society as a whole. Neither individual nor structural discrimination and disadvantage are tolerated, but instead made visible so that they can be changed.