The Faculty of Humanities (FHW) was founded in 1993, but looks back on a history dating back to 1953. Measured by the number of over 3500 students, it is one of the largest faculties at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. With its subjects, the Faculty of Humanities analyzes important developments in democratic society and all its forms of expression. In doing so, it provides impulses and advice to the political, social, educational and economic institutions of the state. The special feature of the faculty is its heterogeneity and diversity of perspectives. It uses the canon of subjects in the human sciences to promote complex systems and people in their ability to learn. On the basis of their interdisciplinary identity, the subjects establish links in research and teaching to the university's profile focus areas.