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Students in Biomedical Engineering Anna Kötter und Maximilian Knobus
04.10.2023 from 
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To Magdeburg for Biomedical Engineering

Modern medicine would be inconceivable without MRIs, ultrasound and X-ray equipment. Every day, these inventions enable numerous people to receive better medical care. But research never stands still: the further technology develops, the more tools are available for diagnoses and therapies. This is a task for future medical engineers.

The University of Magdeburg offers a successful bachelor's degree program in Biomedical Engineering. At the interface of engineering and healthcare, subjects such as electrical engineering, physics and mathematics are just as much in focus as anatomy and computer science. The course itself is closely linked to the "Stimulate" research campus. State-of-the-art research and development work is carried out in Magdeburg's Port of Science, with the help of which new solutions and imaging technologies for medical procedures are developed.

Two students were drawn to Magdeburg last year specifically for this purpose. Anna Kötter and Max Knobus began their medical technology studies together in 2020 after graduating from high school, initially in southern Germany. However, they quickly realized that they were not satisfied with their studies there and considered a change. During their research, the two became aware of the University of Magdeburg. Here, they were convinced by the fact that technical and medical study content is directly interlinked and practical projects are offered that are closely oriented to the actual working world.

For Anna Kötter and Max Knobus, a change would mean moving once across Germany, which should be considered carefully. Who knows whether they will be in good hands at their new place of study? "However, the student advisory service at the University of Magdeburg played a particularly important role in making us feel secure," says Anna Kötter. "They took a lot of time for us. Our expectations were asked once beforehand and it was communicated 100 percent honestly what was possible, but also what was not," reports the student. After two semesters at the University of Magdeburg, the results are very good. Max Knobus explains: "Nothing was promised beforehand that wasn't kept. Studying in Magdeburg is definitely fun". Because for them, according to Max Knobus, the interpersonal aspect is also right here. "Here, the interaction between lecturers, academic staff and students is very good. The lecturers are very approachable and you can always find someone to turn to with your questions and problems." Reliable support is also provided by the student council. It not only organizes events for the students, but also offers them help with specific modules or general university life.

And after graduation? "I could definitely imagine staying in Magdeburg after graduation. I feel very comfortable here," Anna says. The developments on the "Stimulate" research campus are particularly interesting to observe. The establishment of medical technology companies there also opens up exciting career prospects. With a degree in medical technology, there are ultimately many opportunities. For example, work in research, software development or product and quality management. In addition, there is the possibility to further deepen the studies in the appropriate master's program at the University of Magdeburg.

Further information on the Bachelor's program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Magdeburg can be found here.

Author: Elisabeth Ude
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