University of Magdeburg


University of Magdeburg

The Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg was founded 1993, and is one of the youngest universities in Germany. The university in Magdeburg has about 13,000 students in 9 faculties.

It is named after the physicist (and mayor of Magdeburg) Otto von Guericke, famous for his experiments with the Magdeburg hemispheres.

The former Technical University Magdeburg ("Technische Hochschule Magdeburg"), a Teacher Training College and a Medical School were absorbed into the university when it was created. The university now composes nine faculties.

Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya, is an alumnus of the former Technical University. Professor Dr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, current Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education & Training, is also an alumnus of the former Technical University.

External links

* [http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/ Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg]


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