Graz is situated at the heart of Europe. Four European capitals (Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Bratislava) can all be reached from Graz in just over two hours, with Budapest, Munich and Venice just four hours or so away. For decades, this excellent central location in Europe has been forging a strong network with other Central European universities and also with south-east Europe. Ever since Austria joined the Erasmus programme in 1992, thus ushering in institutionalised exchange programmes, the horizon of this network has been constantly widening.
The Faculty of Architecture at TU Graz is currently involved in around fifty partnerships with universities in the EEA and on other continents. These partnerships bring around seventy-five foreign students of architecture to TU Graz every academic year. In addition to the contractual partnerships with regular student and teacher exchanges, the various institutes also engage in numerous cooperations with foreign universities and research facilities in the form of joint courses or research projects.
The great international diversity of staff should also be emphasised. Be it as a result of their origin, professional career or international teaching and research activities: every day, many professors and assistant professors enrich their courses with positions and perspectives that reach far beyond the borders of Austria and Central Europe.