Winter semester 2020/21: Information about teaching and examination activities. More ...
In cooperation with OeAd and uniko workshops on learning and teaching at Austrian universities will be held at three universities in 2020. More ...
All reading rooms, the foyer and group rooms are open again since August 31: Working and learning areas on all floors of the main library open from 9 am to 3 pm, the foyer from 8 am to 8 pm. More ...
Common hygiene and distance regulations remain in place in the coming semester. In teaching, this has a particular effect on the available room capacities. In on-site courses with many participants, usually only a small number of students can be present. Support has been prepared for this:
In addition, TU Graz reacts to changing traffic light colours of the nationwide Corona traffic lights. Some regulations, such as the maximum occupancy rate of lecture halls, seminar rooms and laboratories, must be observed at all times for green, yellow and orange. Details of the different operating modes can be found in TU4U (in German), the traffic light status for TU Graz, which is updated weekly, can be found at www.tugraz.at/go/coronavirus.
In cooperation with OeAd and uniko workshops on learning and teaching at Austrian universities will be held at three universities in 2020. At TU Graz, the focus will lie on institutional support and incentive systems for teaching excellence on 23 September.
Highlights of the day include a lecture by Lewis Purser of the Irish University Association and breakout sessions on the topics:
Following that, the teachers’ discussion group (LEHR-Stammtisch) takes place.
Programme of 23 September:
Workshop: 10 am – 2 pm
Teachers’ discussion group: 2 pm – 4 pm
Details and registration: Registration website
All reading rooms, the foyer and group rooms are open again since August 31: Working and learning areas on all floors of the main library open from 9 am to 3 pm, the foyer from 8 am to 8 pm.
You can use the group rooms of the main and the subject library Inffeld by prior reservation. Up to four people are allowed per room at the same time. Go to the circulation desk or contact the respective library branch by phone or email for your reservation.
To ensure that all working and learning areas of the library remain open, please continue to follow distance and hygiene regulations. Disinfectants are available in every reading room, so you are able to disinfect your work space on your own. In addition to that, you have to fill the attendance list on-site with your arrival and departure time.
You can submit applications for Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships to the EU until 10-29. Funding is available for projects that help equip education systems to meet the challenges posed by the shift to online and distance learning.
Topic: "Digital education" (as a reaction to the COVID-19 situation) and how this can be implemented pedagogically at university
Maximum grant amount: € 300.000 for projects with a duration of 24 months
Project duration: 12 - 24 months
Deadline for submission: 29 October 2020, 12.00
For narrower information please contact Mag. Kordula Fabiani of International Office – Welcome Center (+43 316 873 6415, kordula.fabianinoSpam@tugraz.at). Details about the call can be found on the Website of OeAD (in German).
Summer semester 2020
Teaching and examination operations remain primarily digital. Further easing of the restrictions:
Winter semester 2020/21
Digital firstat courses and exams: limited spatial resources remain upright
Information and advice: www.tugraz.at/go/coronavirus
The Teaching Academy and the Didactics Steering Group will increase their offerings over the summer months to support teachers with regard to the general conditions of online teaching, the conception and implementation of hybrid formats and the special situation of students who cannot be present. You can find all dates and contacts at the exchange platform “Virtual teaching in times of Corona”.
There will be furthermore a training for those student assistants who will support TU Graz teaching staff in the implementation of virtual teaching (for example: creation, implementation and processing of virtual exams). The first training will l take place on 17 September 2020, please report your needs at vr-lehrenoSpam@tugraz.at.
Beginning with the present summer semester, the
Teaching Academy provides all in-house training in the field of teaching. The comprehensive didactic qualification programme offers a variety of specialisation opportunities.
The festive and official opening was planned for the end of April, which had to be cancelled due the Corona pandemic. Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Stefan Vorbach, and head of the Teaching Academy, Verena Schwägerl-Melchior, now address all interested parties in a video message to give the opening a festive frame. You can find the video and all information about the Teaching Academy in the intranet TU4U.
At the cosy LLT breakfast of the service unit Educational Technology (LLT) you will have the opportunity to learn new things about the use of digital media in teaching and then to exchange ideas with colleagues and the LLT team in a relaxed atmosphere. We are very pleased to welcome you again face-to-face at this event.
When: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 8 am - 9 am
Where: Mia & Mason Rooftop, Stremayrgasse 16, 5th floor
Topic: TU Graz TUbe
Note: The number of participants is limited to 20 persons!
Do not miss: A new version of the TELucation folder is available on-site!
Due to Covid-19, it was necessary to switch teaching to online formats very quickly this semester. It is important for TU Graz to continue to offer teachers qualification measures in the use of digital technologies. For the programme
eDidactics of the Styrian University Conference (Steirische Hochschulkonferenz), two free places will again be made available. Interested lecturers at TU Graz are asked to apply to vr-lehrenoSpam@tugraz.at by July 15th with a short letter of motivation.
The programme offers a choice between different modules, which can also be attended independently of each other:
Digitale TU Graz Marketplace Barcamp
On July 1, 2020, the
ad hoc conference will take place again from 4 pm to 7 pm. The next Barcamp focuses on the description and discussion of the marketplace calls. As an innovation, the TEL Marketplace for researchers and lecturers will be expanded to include a Call for
Excellence MOOCs, and the Technology-Enhanced Administration (TEA) Marketplace for Students will be launched. The TEA Marketplace will promote innovation in administration in the form of
Open Source Projects. In addition, the exchange between pilot teams, lecturers and students is encouraged again
The upcoming marketplace.lltnoSpam@tugraz.at.
Welcome back at TU Graz Library and Archives! All branches are open since June 2, 2020 with slightly altered opening hours.
Feel free to use the open shelves again, including the reserved books collection at the main library. The learning and reading areas and computers, however, cannot be used until further notice.
The journals department and the inter-library loan service at Technikerstraße 4 are also reopening on June 2. The scan service for journal articles is still available and free of charge. Scanners and copiers are available at all of our branch libraries.
For reservations and orders from the closed stacks please use your personal account at the TU Graz LibrarySearch or ask our staff on site.
Please follow the rules for hygiene and maintain a safe distance to other patrons during your library visit.
New opening hours
Main library | Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Subject libraries NAWI and Inffeld | Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All textbook collections are now accessible via TU Graz LibrarySearch under the category "Collections". Lecturers can add both print media and e-books to these collections. Thus, students get online access to the most important books of their courses.
All e-books can be read and downloaded within the virtual textbook collections at TU Graz LibrarySearch. Additionally, you can search for collections using the search bar and the “Collection” facet. Please select this facet on the left side of the website after you have entered your search term.
Lecturers who want to provide their students with a textbook collection via TU Graz LibrarySearch send their requests to service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at. Links to individual textbook collections remain unchanged and can therefore be forwarded to students for easy access.
Please find all virtual textbook collections here.
On May 13th the (H)TU Day of Sustainability will be limited to virtual parts. From 14 to 16 o'clock the Sustainability Lecture will take place. It will be opened by Rector Kainz and VR Vorbach will lead through this event. The Sustainability Lecture will be held by Prof. Andrea Steiner, Director of the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz.
You can attend the Sustainability Lecture via TUbe virtually and after the lecture there will also be the possibility to ask questions via feedbackr.
Sustainability Lecture - Prof. Andrea Steiner
New climate records were already reported at the beginning of 2020. Record temperatures were recorded in the Arctic and Antarctic, in Europe the warmest January since records began. Climate change is in full progress. Global climate change and our Earth's atmosphere are the subject of this Sustainability Lecture. The Earth's atmosphere is an essential part of our climate system. Changes in the composition of the atmosphere influence the global climate and cause regional climate changes. What do satellite measurements show? How can we distinguish between natural climate changes and human influence? What statements can we make about future climate changes? How can we achieve the Paris climate target and does the corona crisis affect the climate?
Questions for the discussion: fbr.io/SL2020
Following the success of the first Long Night of Procrastination (LNAA) at TU Graz, there will be a repeat in 2020. We invite all students who have already ignored their upcoming (final) papers for far too long to let the night turn into day together. The Long Night is available to all those who are looking for motivation and who want to use a work-intensive night to take decisive steps forward. This time, the LNAA will be held as an online format. Provision is made for:
Mind the Gap – that’s the motto of the price for gender and diversity. By this, TU Graz supports argumets related to the human factor in engineering and science. Overall, five prices with a total value of 5.000 euros are awarded!
Target group: Students and employees, as individuals or in a team (max. 5 persons).The focus lies on
There are no thematic restrictions. Evaluation criteria are the degree of engagement and integration of diversity aspects (such as gender, age, culture, language, experience, physical abilities, etc.).
Application period: 8 March – 30 September 2020, submit to akgnoSpam@tugraz.at
Application form and further information can be found on the Intranet TU4U.
Teaching and examinations will continue to be conducted on the basis of virtual teaching. Only in agreement with the Rectorate will it be possible to offer on-site teaching and on-site examinations - if necessary including the summer months. All this will of course continue to be carried out in accordance with strict rules of conduct and distance. For all other courses and examinations, we request that these be conducted in virtual form.
The Rectorate's ordinance on special regulations due to COVID-19 within the Legal Regulations for Academic Affairs came in force on 7.5.2020. It determines special regulations regarding the StEOP, interruption of studies, courses and examinations.
FAQs, current information on streaming courses, the teaching and examination system of TU Graz: www.tugraz.at/go/coronavirus.
Information and advice
In case of symptoms: call 1450
Infoline: 0800 555 621
Questions about TU Graz: aktuell-und-offiziellnoSpam@tugraz.at
Questions regarding study law: studynoSpam@tugraz.at
As of 10 March 2020, the Federal Government issued new measures for the handling of COVID-19. These measures also affect the regular operation of TU Graz.
On-site courses and events
No form of on-site courses takes place at TU Graz between 11 March and 19 April 2020. This applies to every course type regardless of the number of participants, Life Long Learning offers are affected as well. All public events (graduation ceremonies, conferences, lectures etc.) are cancelled for this time span.
FAQs, current information about the streaming of courses, examinations and closed sites of TU Graz: www.tugraz.at/go/coronavirus.
Information and advice
In case of symptoms: call 1450
Infoline: 0800 555 621
Questions about TU Graz: aktuell-und-offiziellnoSpam@tugraz.at
Questions regarding study law: studynoSpam@tugraz.at
Next summer there will again be the opportunity to participate in the further education program
Teach, Present, Publish. Within three weeks, teachers have the possibility to improve their English skills at a scientific level. Teachers of Montclair State University give lessons in three modules:
Basic data on the course:
Information on the application and further details can be found in the intranet TU4U. Deadline for applications is 3 April 2020.
TU Graz offers a wide range of mobility opportunities for academic staff. Seize the chance to spend time abroad for teaching, further education and research. You have the possibility to complete mobility programmes at higher education institutions/ partner institutions/ organisations that fit your teaching, further education or research purposes. All necessary information can be found in the intranet TU4U.
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TUbe, das Videoportal der TU Graz, bietet Aufzeichnungen von Lehrveranstaltungen, Events (z. B. Prof. Pottlachers jährliche Weihnachtsvorlesung) und Livestreams. Die Plattform wurde vor Kurzem rundum erneuert und erstrahlt nun in einem neuen, frischen Design.
PossibiliME: Guide to studies
The Circle of Excellence Graz’ class project 2019 comprised a topic of significant relevance: Students of TU Graz and University of Graz answered questions why they chose their studies and what fascinates them specifically about them – in front of a camera. The resulting videos state the project
PossibiliME, where prospective students receive an insight in what to expect of each study programme in a few minutes.
The videos were introduced to the public at a festive closing event on 20 November in the auditorium of TU Graz and can now be found on YouTube.
The Green Tech Cluster invites students to collaboratively design green technologies for a sustainable future. The Green Tech Jam 2020 (6 to 7 March) as well as the Green Tech Summer offer opportunities for that.
At this interdisciplinary Hackathon, participants develop creative, new
Green Tech solutions. In a 10 minute-pitch, they introduce them to a jury, afterwards 5000 Euro are awarded to the best ideas.
The aim is to develop
green business ideas into start-ups over the summer. Interested persons are able to participate individually or as teams and receive 4000 to 6000 Euro.
The Confucius Institute of the University of Graz offers this semester once again Chinese language courses for employees and students of TU Graz. The registration is possible since the end of January and until 27 February.
Semester courses in Chinese
Evening courses in Chinese
Here you can find all further information about the language courses. The institute additionally hosts regular
Discussions about climate change have long since found their way into the most diverse areas of life, including the field of construction. At the Summer University Green.Building.Solutions (GBS), everything’s about the topic sustainable construction of the future. Already for the 10th time ideas of the sectors of architecture and civil engineering come together at this event.
Students of TU Graz have furthermore the option to participate through a scholarship at a significantly decreased price at the GBS.
Here you can find all further information about the registration.
In perspective of the Sustainability4U lecture series
Climate crisis and change of consciousness, Prof. Armin Grunwald from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) gives a lecture at TU Graz on 4 March (in German). He treats the question why despite proceeding changes in consciousness in technics and politics no improvements related to environmental problems become obvious and how a response to that question can contribute to a turnaround.
The new Life Long Learning-TeachCenter was activated with 31 January 2020. It serves as learning platform for university continuing education. Participants and lecturers in postgraduate further education, extra-occupational further education or university certificate programmes for further education at TU Graz profit especially of the easy user registration as well as of the opportunity of location-independent communication with other participants and/ or lecturers of the courses.
The Teachers' discussion group as a proven exchange format for methods and didactics in teaching will be continued in the new Rectorate period. In February, the discussion group will be hosted at Campus Inffeldgasse.
Prof. Heidrun Gruber-Wölfler, who was awarded the Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2016, will provide a personal insight into her teaching during the
Teachers for teachers input. The expert input, and thus the main topic, will be provided by Dr. Nicole Föger (Austrian Agency for Research Integrity) under the motto
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Control and Prevention.
Teachers’ discussion group:
Limited number of participants! Registration at www.tugraz.at/go/anmeldung-lehr-stammtisch/.
Also this winter semester all courses will be evaluated at TU Graz. The measure, which covers the past summer semester and the current winter semester, serves the purpose of quality assurance.
As soon as the courses are entered for evaluation in TUGRAZonline, lecturers will receive a corresponding E-Mail message from the system. The procedure of the evaluation is the same as usual. For example, lecturers are still able to state own questions. Students are asked for participation!
Information about the process of evaluation can be found on the intranet TU4U.
Diversity at tertiary education institutions is omnipresent, no matter whether one relates to the increasing heterogeneity of the students’ population or gender and diversity aspects in research projects. By that, new challenges for researchers and teachers emerge. Two public accessible TeachCenter courses treat that topic (in German):
While the former shows how diversity aspects can be integrated for research projects, the latter contains concrete suggestions on how diversity of students can enrich personal teaching. Finally, checklists can be used to easily determine which aspects can be further developed in one's own teaching or research.
The State Award Digitalisation 2020 by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, which is being awarded for the second time this year, honours outstanding digital products, solutions and processes. An independent jury of experts awards the State Prize to innovative productions in three categories:
The prize is considered the highest award in this field, which acknowledges the productions and makes them visible. In addition, it demonstrates the innovative potential of the digital sector and presents Austria as a location for digitization, innovation and technology.
Further information can be found on the FFG website.