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Higher Education Development

Higher Education Development at TU Graz comprises planning, implementation and (further) development of teaching. Apart from strategic higher education development, the primary focus is on the use of innovative didactic models in higher education, if necessary supported by educational technologies.

The continual development of teaching consists of the following key points:

  • Enhancing teaching as a central pillar of the University by means of strategic work and the derivation of measures for further higher education development.
  • Support with the development of curricula.
  • Strengthening of the teaching profile of teaching staff by means of higher education didactics training and further qualification measures in the form of continuing education, trainings, lectures, guidance and events.
  • Innovation development in teaching through continual further development of measures of higher education didactics and the integration of innovative forms of teaching and learning as well as educational technologies.
  • Support of teaching through constant optimisation and further development of existing provisions as well as the adaptation to new requirements.
  • Ongoing evaluation for integration of the assessment and valuation of measures taken regarding teaching.

The aim of these measures is to ensure an excellent internationally oriented training of graduates of occupational fields in research and industry.

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

Information and Advice

Mag. phil. Dr. phil.
Assistant to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs - Higher Education Development

Phone: +43 (316) 873 - 6428

Source: Trummer - TU Graz
Andrea Bernhard, Assistant to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs - Higher Education Development

By means of the strategic project Education 2020, a central pillar of teaching is being created anew – higher education development. A high-quality and sustainable higher education development can only be designed together with students and teaching staff.

Dialogue Format: Lunch & Lehre

Lunch & Lehre is a series of dialogue events designed to enable students and teachers of TU Graz to share ideas and experiences in teaching and education (Lehre) with the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, and to be involved in shaping the process of innovation in teaching.

Detlef Heck, the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, invites teachers and students to an open-format discussion once per semester. The setting of the event changes depending on the topic, but always allows for lively discussions with the Vice Rector and also with heads of department in teaching-related areas (Registration Office, International Relations and Mobility Programmes, Educational Technology, and Languages, Key Competencies and In-House Training).

Quick Facts

Lunch & Lehre

Dialogue Event for Employees and Students of TU Graz 

Next date: 21 November 2017, 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Aula of TU Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12, 1st floor

Previous topics

  • General topics, wishes, suggestions, feedback
  • Guideline Online-Education
  • Implementation of e-learning in university programmes
  • Internationalization
  • Guideline for planning, scheduling and assigning courses (in German: Richtlinie Lehrplanung, Lehrerhebung und Lehrbeauftragung)
  • Checklist Diversity in Teaching
  • Handbook for Academic Affairs
    (for TU Graz staff: Handbook for Academic Affairs in the Intranet)

Further Information

  • For employees and students of TU Graz in the intranet TU4U: Lunch & Lehre