The city of Magdeburg is the second greenest city in Germany. It is neither too big nor anonymous for you to feel lost; it is also not too small for you to get bored. There is always something going on! Although only a small percentage of the population in Magdeburg comes from abroad, the city has a bubbling intercultural scene. There are plenty of places to meet open-minded people from Germany and from every corner of the world.

The general cost of living and renting apartments in Magdeburg is comparatively low: you can definitely afford a nice roof over your head, full of good things in the fridge. The city offers a wide range of leisure activities and a lively cultural scene.



Magdeburg has established itself as a a growing stage for innovative companies, logistical expertise, practical research and development. Science and research are changing the cityscape. Scientists and researchers from over 50 research institutes in the state of Saxony Anhalt are working on more than 10,500 research projects and research topics.

With 19,000 students at the Otto-von-Guericke-University and Magdeburg-Stendal University  of Applied Sciences, an active and dynamic research circle is emerging - mostly in the fields of neurosciences, automotive, digital engineering, dynamic systems and medical technology.


The OVGU dedicates great attention to the provision of suitable family support in order enable successful careers. There are many possibilities for employees - from welcome packs for families to child care. Here is the Familiy Portal of OVGU.

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