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University of Magdeburg

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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

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// founded in 1993

// merger of Magdeburg's Technical University, Teacher Training College and Academy of Medicine 

// 9 faculties
// 14.400 students
// 1.600 prospective doctors
// 2.500 graduates each year

// focus of teaching and research is on engineering, the natural sciences, economics & management, and medicine
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Key Areas of Research at the University

main focus:
// memory formation
// learning processes
// motivation of goal-oriented behaviour
// decision making
// processes of brain plasticity, neuromodulation and cognition

participants:
// Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
// Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg (LIN)  
// German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) 
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main focus:
// mathematical modelling and simulation, optimisation, design of experiments, control and regulation of complex dynamic systems
// development of personalised medicine
// vaccine production in cell cultures
// production of biopolymers

participants:
// Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
// Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Systems Magdeburg
// Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig (HZI)
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// doctors and engineers are jointly developing image-guided minimally-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic methods

objective:
// revolutionising medical care, combating widespread diseases

participants:  
// Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
// Siemens Healthcare
// STIMULATE Verein e.V.
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main focus:
// molecular mechanisms of cellular communication in the immune system 
// inflammation research
// development of new therapies

participants:  
// Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
// Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Systems Magdeburg
// Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig (HZI)
// Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg (LIN)
// German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
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// particle technology for the precision manufacture of materials for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries developed at the university in cooperation with regional companies

participants:

// Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
// IPT Pergande GmbH-Gruppe
// Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
// Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
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// development of innovative engines and drive systems, such as powertrain and wheel hub engines
// focus of expertise in e-mobility
and combustion engines 

participants:
// Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
// Institute of Automotive Expertise IKAM
// MAHREG Automotive
// Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
// Institute for Automation and Communication ifak e.V.
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// search for innovative technologies for the control, distribution and storage of wind energy, hydropower and biomass  

participants:
// Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
// Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
// Max Planck Institute for the Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
// Ilmenau University of Technology and other universities
// Siemens AG
// Avacon and other partners
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// research, training and networking in the field of digital engineering
// development of concepts for robotics, electromobility, industry 4.0 and product design

participants:
// Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
// Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
// Institute for Automation and Communication ifak e.V.
// International Business Machines Corporation IBM
// SAP
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The University as a catalyst and driver of innovation

Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre TUGZ
// central service provider for product developments and start-ups

"ego.-Inkubator" funding beneficiaries
// AppLab
// FabLab
// FLEXtronic
// inzell
// iGE
// Patient-specific medicinal products
// IGT 
// Additiv+ 
// AWI-Lab 
// FinTechLab 
// Performance Lab
// IP-LogMo

successful start-ups
// TinkerToys
// neotiv
// S-Biomedic
// Delta Sigma


(photo from C. Rößler)
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Third Mission

// shape the cultural and social life in the region

// make a contribution to securing the supply of skilled workers and counteracting demographic change

// 1.500 first semester students move to the state capital every year as new residents

// inspiring skilled workers and academics for the city through renowned research projects

// over 2.500 graduates are available to the region as highly-qualified specialists

// more than 2.000 international students enrich the city and state
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A Family-Friendly University

// family grant for students with family responsibilities

// family pass makes it easier to combine studying with family life

//daycare and baby changing rooms

// parent & child workrooms

// vacation camps for children of employees
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