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Vice Rector for Academic Affairs

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs: Stefan Vorbach

Academic Affairs: Fields of responsibility

  • Organisation of daily study-related operations
  • Higher education development and educational technologies
  • Registrar's Office and examination affairs
  • Quality assurance and improvement in academic affairs
  • International relations and mobility
  • Welcome Center
  • Internationalisation of teching and learning
  • National and international cooperation
  • Language and social skills of students
  • Ensuring scientific integrity and ethics in academia
  • Life Long Learning
  • In-house training
  • Representative of the Rectorate for NAWI Graz

The Deans of Studies support the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs in the strategic and operational handling of tasks.

TU Graz has always provided high-quality education and has also been a world leader in specific areas. To do so, we refer to the current standards in terms of content and modern forms of teaching and learning. Education is currently in a state of transition; classical teaching methods are increasingly being supplemented by innovative, media-supported methods. This is a necessary and important reaction to changes in the learning behaviour of current and future students.

Due to our internationalisation strategy, students are prepared to meet the challenges presented in a global working environment. Our graduates are in demand both at home and abroad and have excellent career prospects.


Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Rechbauerstraße 12/I
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6010

Assistance to the Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs
Rechbauerstraße 12/I
8010 Graz

Objectives and projects

  • Implementing Lehre 2020plus as a strategic project (including guided start, improve its study conditions, examination activity)
  • Creation of measures to support the new national strategy to assure high-quality transnational mobility and the internationalisation of education
  • Increase in student and teacher mobility
  • Expansion of services for international students, staff and guests
  • Optimisation of the cooperation according to their purposes
  • Shaping Digital TU Graz in the field of academic affairs (including innovative forms of teaching and learning)
  • Providing teaching staff with continuous education, trainings and lectures
  • Developing (enhanced) study and teaching conditions at all stages of the student life cycle based on well-founded figures, data and facts
  • Implementing a national strategy on the social dimension of higher education (including opening up education to other target groups)
  • Strengthening Sustainable Development Goals in academic affairs (Sustainability Advisory Board)

Personal details

Stefan Vorbach studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics at TU Graz as well as Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He received his doctorate in 1999 from TU Graz and his teaching qualification (venia docendi) in Business Studies from the University of Graz in 2005.

Since 1 November 1 2010, Stefan Vorbach has been Head of the Institute of General Management and Organisation at TU Graz. He is interested in topics such as innovation and technology management, entre- and intrapreneurship focusing on questions of organisation.

Stefan Vorbach has been Vice Rector for Academic Affairs at TU Graz since October 2019.