Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) was founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest German universities. It was formed in a merger of three existing institutions to create a university with a distinctive profile, so that in many areas it is able to draw on a considerably longer tradition.  It is located in Magdeburg, the capital city of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt. The University comprises 9 faculties and almost 14,000 students.

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.  The most prominent areas of research emphasis are the neurosciences, dynamic systems in process engineering and biomedicine, plus automotive/digital engineering. In addition, transfer-related areas of emphasis include medical technology, renewable energies, fluidised bed technology, research into dementia, computational visualistics and experimental economics.

OVGU offers a broad range of modern and interdisciplinary programs of study, some of which are conducted in close cooperation with the other faculties and which open up excellent career prospects to our students. In addition, electrical engineering and information technology in Magdeburg stands for research strength and innovative projects.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology provide study at following majors on: Electrical engineering and information technology; Economics for electrical engineering and information technology; Information - smart systems; Medicine technology engineering; Mechatronics; System technology and technical cybernetic.

The Department of Technical & Operational Information Systems (ITI) – which will be the department working on the economical aspects in the project through the Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster Very Large Business Application Systems (MRCC-VLBA) Group – is recognized as one of the most active university departments in performing research through the increasing number of research projects that are being processed at the department. The MRCC, through its units, provides research and industry-proven best practices. A VLBA is a business application which is able to be implemented as both different types of business application systems and/or network and system landscapes. It supports several business application areas such as accounting, human resource management, logistics, distribution or marketing. Another well recognized MRCC unit is the SAP UCC Magdeburg (the World largest SAP UCC). Through this unit, the MRCC VLBA provides professional application services focus on research, education and co-innovation.

The participation in European and international cooperation projects is a fixed component of the modernisation and internationalisation agenda of the University.The decision to participate in a project is made on the basis of clearly defined parameters that are geared to the academic profile, specialist expertise and human resources.OVGU supports the application for and implementation of projects through the provision of human and technical resources for advice, technical, administrative and financial execution and the publication of the results and measures for ensuring sustainability.