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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:

In the middle of a graphic is written: Techno-Ökonomie. In 4 squares it says: Advanced Materials Science; Human & Biotechnology; Information, Communication & Computing; Mobilty & Production; Sustainable 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.


Town coloured blue. Sustainable Systems, Photo source: ymgerman - Fotolia.com

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.


Construction plans projected on a car. Mobility and Production, Photo source: istock and Fotolia.com

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.


Atom, Advanced Materials Science, Photo source: Istockphoto.com

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.


Human and Biotechnology, human skull, strand of DNA, frequency, honeycomb structure. Photo source: Fotolia.com


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.


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