Science – Passion – Technology – this motto unites the students and employees at the TU Graz.
The TU Graz offers researchers and teachers a dynamic setting in which to work and pursue their passions. Both internal and external cooperation promote a climate of diversity, innovation and equal opportunity.
The city of Graz, with its nearly Mediterranean climate, appealing culture and cuisine offers an excellent breeding ground for innovation.
The pristine ski slope extends out in front of me, just below the tips of my skis – the anticipation of carving the first track into this untouched territory. What will await me? Have I correctly considered all the influencing factors? Have I judged the avalanche situation correctly? It is precisely with these thoughts that I approach founding the institute at TU Graz.
When does one really ever have this chance to break new ground? There’s no avalanche warning report for founding institutes, but I’ve been able to receive huge support from all directions and in all areas. I don't know what lies ahead of me, but I’m very much looking forward to meeting this challenge full on and, together with my colleagues, carving the first tracks in this untouched landscape and re-establishing the subject of railway infrastructure research in Graz.
We are facing a series of unprecedented crises. I want to use my knowledge and collaborate with colleagues and experts from industry and research to find new appropriate solutions to these global challenges.
TU Graz is a place of learning and research, where points of view are heard and exchanged, and where there are endless opportunities to work together to generate new ideas, knowledge, and solutions that our planet desperately needs.
The TU Graz enjoys an excellent international reputation and is located in the heart of the research and innovation region of Styria. TU Graz’s proximity and close ties to the surrounding high-tech companies, as well as its lively international culture, continuously increase the quality of research and teaching offered and make it an attractive employer. By discussing cutting-edge topics such as security and automated driving, TU Graz once again demonstrates its impressive ability to adapt to the dynamic, constantly changing research landscape. TU Graz offers the optimal conditions for basic research, research-guided teaching and industrial research cooperation, especially in the cutting-edge field of automated driving. I also studied here due to the attractive range of courses offered and have worked for the TU Graz for many years.
It is with great pleasure that I would like to contribute my many years of professional experience to the newly established professorship of Wood Architecture. Graz as a centre of culture and science in general and the Institute of Architecture Technology at TU Graz in particular have an excellent reputation among colleagues and for me this is a kind of return to my roots: before building my first timber constructions, I undertook extensive architectural excursions in Austria in order to study existing timber architecture.
Whenever moving to a new place, I prepared for the journey but I was always open to surprises. The same holds for Graz: Certainly, you can browse through web pages, read many books or papers about the place or the research at TU Graz. But from my point of view, getting to know the new colleagues and meeting other researchers make the appeal of being in Graz. Especially, I appreciated how common it is to being invited to different research groups and laboratories.
After several years working in industry, I returned to academia. Choosing TU Graz was an easy decision. I studied here and knew about the high quality of the university’s education and research. TU Graz is at the centre of Austria’s “Silicon Valley”. Its close proximity to numerous companies means that it is an ideal place for research cooperation ventures. As a student city, Graz is also a fantastic place to live.
In accordance with the Austrian Income Tax Act an attractive relocation tax allowance can be granted for the first five years in the case of appointments to professorships in Austria. The prerequisites are subject to examination on a case by case basis.
TU Graz actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be placed at a disadvantage in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, sexual orientation or special needs due to a disability.
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Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and therefore particularly encourages qualified women to apply. In the event of under-representation, women with equal qualifications will be given priority.