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Doctoral School of Chemistry

In the Doctoral School of Chemistry at TU Graz, your work as a junior scientist focuses on basic research or you specialise in applied research. Depending on the specialisation of your dissertation, you graduate from a doctoral programme in technical sciences or a doctoral programme in natural sciences.

As part of the scientific community of the doctoral school, you are closely involved in research and you participate in lively exchanges with teachers, researchers and other students. By taking part in conferences and specialist events, you broaden your knowledge in your chosen specialisation, and make contacts with researchers from Austria and abroad.



  • You find and describe approaches to solve technical problems and problems of natural sciences.
  • You conduct research independently in an application area of chemistry.
  • You participate in national and international conferences.
  • You publish, present and defend research results.

Courses (curricular workload)

  • You build up broad basic knowledge and specialise in the field of your dissertation.
  • You gain experience with methods of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
  • You attend lectures by institutes of TU Graz and the Society of Austrian Chemists (GÖCH).
  • You discuss the progress and results of your dissertation in doctoral seminars.


        • Organic chemistry
        • Inorganic chemistry
        • Physical and theoretical chemistry
        • Analytical chemistry and radiochemistry
        • Chemical technology and materials

        Information and Advice

        Admission Deadlines

        Admissions to doctoral studies are possible in the current semester at any time up to a maximum of ten days before the start of the general admission period of the following semester. Admission deadlines

        Further informationen on registration and admission

        International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

        Research projects

        The topics of the doctoral theses are discussed individually with the respective supervisors. There is a very wide variety of research topics, from the basics of chemical synthesis to an understanding of molecular basics, and applied and industrial aspects. The opportunities range from basic projects financed by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) to theses supported by industrial partners. You can find details on the institutes’ websites.

        Further Information for Students

        Further information and documents for students of the Doctoral School of Chemistry are available in the intranet TU4U: Doctoral School of Chemisty.

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        Teaching staff and Institutes

        Teaching staff

        People with license to teach (venia docendi) at the doctoral school can supervise your dissertation.
        Information about the areas of expertise and publications of the teaching staff can be found on their respective business cards. Teaching staff


        The following institutes are associated with the Doctoral School of Chemistry. Information about the publications and projects from each institute can be obtained by viewing their respective business cards.

        Institutes of TU Graz

        Institutes of the University of Graz