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Form a Partnership with TU Graz

Would you like to be present at the TU Graz as a partner company? Would you like to offer a scholarship for study abroad? Are you seeking future employees for your business? Would you like boost your employer branding by sponsoring a lecture hall or seminar room? Or fund an endowed professorship to support research in cutting edge areas? Become part of the TU Graz strategy?  

TU Graz is interested in forming long-term partnerships with companies and would be glad to advise you when choosing the partnership that is best for you.

Types of Partnerships

Choose the best form of partnership for your business from among the following:

Christoph Adametz, Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz
Christoph Adametz, deputy director of the TU Graz Research & Technology and member of the management board of the Technology and Society Forum

Our partner businesses in the Forum Technology and Society work together to create a win-win situation: the companies increase their visibility and get to know potential future employees. At the same time, they support TU Graz: this benefits the students during their daily life at the university and promotes the development of their international and entrepreneurial skills.

Levels of partnership

The Forum Technology and Society offers partnerships on several levels. You can choose the best form for your business from among the following:

  • Basic Contribution:  
    Your company is visible at the TU Graz
  • Offer a scholarship for study abroad
  • Career contribution: secure a  future workforce
  • Sponsor a lecture hall or seminar room:
    support a educational infrastructure and position your own company in the forefront

Basic Contribution: Your company is visible at the TU Graz

As a member of the Technology and Society Forum, the central platform for businesses at TU Graz, your company increases its visibility to students, researchers and other companies. You contribute to the acceptance of new technologies in your society.

By choosing the Basic option, tariff 1, you promote high-profile events for members of the general public and award students’ theses (Master’s Theses or dissertations) that have a particular relevance for society.  

By choosing the Forum Technology and Society Basic option, you:

  • Contribute to the prizes awarded to theses and dissertations
  • Hold a seat and vote in the advisory board of the Forum Technology and Society
  • Shape the Forum’s events created for members of the general public
  • Appear during the Forum’s events and in their publications  
  • Are listed among the Partner Companies of TU Graz  

Support amount: Basic/Tariff 1: € 3600 per year

Contact

Christoph ADAMETZ
Dipl.-Ing.
Deputy Head of the TU Graz Research & Technology House
Member of the management board of the Technology and Society Forum
Mandellstraße 9/II
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6033
christoph.adametznoSpam@tugraz.at

Offer a scholarship for students

You can also provide support in the form of a scholarship for a student’s study abroad. You form contacts with the best students at the TU Graz in selected fields of study, while supporting internationalization at the University at the same time!  

By choosing this addition to the Forum Technology and Society’s Basic option, you:

  • Fund a scholarship for the study abroad that is named after your company and announced in the fall of each year
  • Get access to a selection of the best candidates in the selected fields of study
  • Get the opportunity to form contacts with the individual scholarship winners
  • Make your company visible at the annual Scholarship Winner Day Forum Technology and Society goes international 

Support amount: from € 3000 and up for one academic year

Career Contribution: Secure Future Employees

By choosing the Technology and Society Forum Career option, tariff 2, you can make your company visible for students at TU Graz via its central recruiting platform: career.tugraz.at

The Career Info-Service acts as the direct link between your company and both advanced students and graduates.

By choosing the Forum Technology and Society Career option, you:

  • Can publish a short description of your company and the company profile on career.tugraz.at   
  • Receive insight into the career profiles of TU students
  • Can use a fixed amount of job ads and mailings for free
  • Enjoy the partner conditions for the annual TECONOMY job fair
  • Can publish your company profile under Partner Companies of TU Graz and on career.tugraz.at 
  • Receive all benefits associated with the Technology and Society Forum Basic option/tariff 1  

Support amount: Career/Tariff 2: € 8500 per year

Sponsor a Lecture Hall or Seminar Room

By sponsoring a lecture hall or seminar room as part of the Forum Technology and Society, you can position your company directly on the TU Graz campus! You increase the visibility of your company to potential future employees, establish a presence directly where the teaching takes place and also appear on the central web platform career.tugraz.at. At the same time, you help TU Graz offer its students the optimal infrastructure.

By choosing the Technology and Society Forum Lecture Hall or Seminar Room Sponsorship option, you:

  • Benefit from the naming of a lecture hall or seminar room as a COMPANY Lecture Hall or COMPANY Seminar Room in all media associated with TU Graz for a period of at 3 or 5 years
  • May choose the lecture hall or seminar room: you state your preferred study areas and the TU Graz selects lecture hall/seminar rooms with the highest frequency of visitation by students in these subjects
  • Receive a company-specific door sign at the entrance
  • May use the screen at the lecture hall entrance to show company presentations, videos, etc.
  • Receive all benefits associated with the Technology and Society Forum Basic option/tariff 1 and Career option/tariff 2

Support amount: from € 11,000 per year and up. The price depends on the size and location of the room.

Endowed Professorships and Strategic Parnterships

TU Graz invites you and your company to support networks between university and corporate research.

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

Rector Harald Kainz and Vice Rector for Research, Horst Bischof talking with chief executives of strategic partner Siemens AG, Siegfried Russwurm and Wolfgang Hesoun.

Contact

Harald KAINZ 
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c.
Rector
rektornoSpam@tugraz.at

Horst BISCHOF
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. 
Vice Rector for Research
bischofnoSpam@icg.tugraz.at

Endowed Professorships: Support Research in Cutting-Edge Subject Areas

Endowed professorships support research in cutting-edge subject areas with high societal relevance. These can be created as part of a strategic partnership, but also can be independent.

Possibilities include:

  • Endowed Professorship with 1 to 3 assistants, support and Infrastructure
    Support amount (approximate value): € 400,000 per year
  • Endowed Professorship
    Support amount (approximate value): € 200,000 per year
  • Endowed Tenure Track Professorship, Postdoc position
    Support amount (approximate value): € 100,000 per year

Strategic Partnerships: Become Part of the TU Graz

Strategy Strategic Partnerships focus together with TU Graz on a key research area from among the 5 Fields of Expertise. A long-term commitment to form close connections between university and corporate research and development teams, support joint training and continuing education programmes and support for excellent infrastructure are ingredients of this type of partnership.