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Our Continuing Education Programmes: Thematic Clusters

TU Graz Life Long Learning organises the scientific continuing education into 6 areas. The six thematic clusters in continuing education are essentially streamlined with the main TU Graz research areas (5 Fields of Expertise). These are supplemented by continuing education courses in the integrative, cross-sectional area of techno-economics (combining aspects of management, technology, and economics). These clusters and courses have been developed to meet the needs of specific markets and ensure that state-of-the-art knowledge is provided on the following themes:

Information, Communication & Computing

Data security, the efficient use of steadily increasing amounts of data, the transmission, processing, structuring, and storage of information – all of these topics are covered in this Field of Expertise. This field also includes the development of communication tools, software for computers and networks, and satellite systems.

Sutstainable Systems

In this FoE, TU Graz scientists are developing sustainable solutions that can be applied to meet the challenges of a continuously growing world population, increasing resource consumption, and the effects of environmental pollution and climate change. This field includes smart urban planning as well as innovative construction technologies and energy systems, the use of renewable energy sources, and green mobility.

Mobility & Production

Researchers in this FoE are working on new vehicle technologies and drive systems and information and data transmission for traffic control and positioning. The research findings contribute to improvements in land and air transport, space travel, production engineering and management.

Advanced Materials Science

This FoE places a focus on materials research. Researchers in this field increase our understanding of the structure and function of tiny components, develop new materials, and improve existing materials to make them lighter, more flexible, less expensive, or more robust.

Human & Biotechnology

People are the heart of the research focus in this field. The research findings contribute to the fields of medicine, environmental technology, industry and agriculture, and thus directly benefit people.


As an entrepreneurial university, we have created a continuing education portfolio in the thematic cluster of Techno-Economy to promote cross-industry innovation. This portfolio highlights aspects of management, technology, and economics. The core target group includes specialists and executives at all management levels who have a technical or scientific (initial) educational background and who would like to acquire interdisciplinary skills and leadership knowledge through customised continuing education.