At the start of the 2023/24 winter semester, Science Minister Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann expects to see an overall increase in the number of first-year students in Saxony-Anhalt. Their number had fallen steadily over the past four years, from more than 9,700 in 2018 to just under 7,600 last year.
Willingmann referred to the growing range of studies in relation to the billion-dollar settlement of the U.S. chip company Intel in Magdeburg. The English-language master's program "Advanced Semiconductor Nanotechnologies" is starting at OVGU. There is also a new innovative course of study in the future field of "Artificial Intelligence", in which a total of five universities in the state are involved. The first students will begin their studies at OVGU in the Bachelor's program "AI Engineering - Artificial Intelligence in Engineering".