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Strategy Teaching and Learning

TU Graz strives to offer the highest international level of education in German and English. Students and teaching staff are placed at the center of the strategic development plan; the university is aware of its educational mission to society and identifies specific focal points.

Strategic Fields of Action

Additional strategic fields of action, which have various effects during different life stages, are derived based on the Student Lifecycle:

  • Positioning TU Graz as an excellent educational institution
  • MINT funding
  • Internationalization and diversification
  • Guided Start and Guided End
  • Motivational teaching and learning environment
  • Life Long Learning
  • Strengthening the network of alumni members

In addition to identifying strategic fields of action, the university strengthens the feedback culture, consistently implements measures and states its commitment to sustainability to support education. Real projects are being carried out and measures are being applied in these fields of action to strengthen teaching at TU Graz.

Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs

The Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs provides a comprehensive range of support services to ensure and further develop study and teaching operations. Six organisational units make up the Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs.

 

Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in teaching is an absolute priority in the mission of TU Graz. Every two years, the university honours outstanding teachers with the Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
For information on the prize and previous winners, see Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Higher Education Development

Teaching is a central pillar of the university. Continuous improvement of teaching is a central part of TU Graz strategy and uses innovative university teaching models.
Visit the page Higher Education Development for more details.

Educational Technology

Innovative teaching and learning technologies are inseparable from modern teaching. TU Graz is moving forward steadily with the application of new and pioneering technologies in teaching.
Visit Educational Technology for more details.

Internationalisation in Teaching

International mobility enables teaching staff to expand key competences and supports their global networking. TU Graz encourages teaching staff to take advantage of internationalisation offers.
Internationalisation in Teaching

Cooperation in Teaching

TU Graz maintains a large and diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary partnerships with outside organisations from the worlds of academia and industry. These networks of partnerships make it possible to use the knowledge and expertise of all partners to create value for all.
Visit Cooperationen in Teaching for more information.

The phases describe different life stages and the associated needs of stakeholders in higher education. For this reason, each of the phases is based on a specific field of action.

The Student Lifecycle

The TU Graz strategy of academic affairs is based on a holistic approach and applies to the entire Student Lifecycle.

The university assures the holistic effectiveness of their measures for education by accepting a responsibility to provide education over all stages of life, rather than only focusing on a specific time period. This approach contributes to lifelong learning as the students pursue their educational goals, moving along a path that takes them from the status of interested, prospective student to alumni member.

Further Information

News about current developments in education at TU can be found in the News.

TU Graz staff and students can learn more about the strategy of academic affairs via the Intranet TU4U.

Stefan Vorbach
Stefan Vorbach, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs

Continuous development of the quality of teaching and learning is the cornerstone of excellent research.