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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

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The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg () (Short: OVGU) was founded in 1993 and is located in Magdeburg, the Capital city of Saxony-Anhalt. The university has about 13,000 students in nine faculties. The University is named after the physicist and former mayor of Magdeburg Otto von Guericke. The main research areas of the university are in the neurosciences, biosystems technology, disease prevention, automotive research, digital engineering and renewable energies. One of the best-known alumni and professors is the Leibniz Prize winner Axel Ockenfels. History The university was founded in 1993 and is therefore one of the youngest universities in Germany. The roots of the university lie in the three higher education institutions that previously existed in the city of Magdeburg: Technical University, University of Education and Medical Academy. Due to the three predecessor institutions, there are still three campuses today: "Universitätsplatz", "Universitätsklinikum" and
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