Brief Introduction:

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (abbreviated OVGU) was founded in 1993 based on the amalgamation of Magdeburg's Technical University, Teacher Training College, and Academy of Medicine. At present, it has nine faculties with 14,000 registered students. Many of its science and engineering majors and economics majors rank top among German universities. Its influence in Germany is increasing and it has now become a teaching and research centre for computer science (ranked 1st places), economics, machinery manufacturing, and medicine in Magdeburg.

Cooperation with the OUC

On 25 May 2017, a delegation headed by Prof. Peter Reichling of the Otto-von-Guericke Business School Magdeburg visited the Experimental School of the OUC to discuss a joint-education programme. Zhang Jimin, chair of the council of the Beijing International Institute of Asia-Europe Education and Culture (AEEC Beijing), and Yao Bo, its dean, joined the discussions. Following introductions, the two sides discussed issues such as application and language requirements for the foundation programme in Germany, review of academic qualifications, and group visas.


On 5 June 2018, a delegation of five people headed by vice president of the OUC Liu Chen and the Beijing International Institute of Asia-Europe Education and Culture (AEEC Institute Beijing) paid an exchange visit at the Otto-von-Guericke Business School Magdeburg. Liu Chen and the heads of the Otto-von-Guericke Business School Magdeburg, Prof. Peter Reichling and Prof. Christian Stahr, discussed the school operation concept of the OUC, its school operation characteristics, and the OUC’s education and teaching situation. The three sides formally signed the Agreement by the OUC, Otto-von-Guericke Business School Magdeburg, and AEEC on the Joint Master’s Degree Programme. They also conducted an in-depth discussion on the specifics of joint education and teaching, and reached a consensus. They agreed to carry out a joint education programme in majors such as Management, Finance, and Management of Business Administration (MBA), build relevant curriculum and teaching resources, exchange students and cultivate international student cooperation, carry out mutual accreditation for learners, and conduct mutual exchanges and visits.


After the signing ceremony, Prof. Christian Stahr led the OUC delegation to visit the OVGU campus and introduced their education situation and, in particular, the education situation for overseas students. This visit also addressed follow-up cooperation issues and deepened the joint education programme between the two universities since a delegation led by Prof. Christian Stahr and Prof. Peter Reichling visited in May 2017.