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Vice Rector for Research

Vice Rector for Research: Horst Bischof

Research: Field of responsibility

  • Strategic orientation of research at TU Graz
  • Cooperation projects with industry and research, and technology transfer. 
Graz University of Technology focuses its excellent achievements in five Fields of Expertise, which – linked up in an interdisciplinary way both with the regional economy and internationally – creates ideal conditions for scientific excellence and technology transfer.


Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Rechbauerstraße 12/1
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6020 
Fax: +43 316 873 6845 


Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision
Inffeldgasse 16
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 5011

Personal details

Born in Switzerland in 1967 and brought up in Upper Styria, Horst Bischof studied computer science at TU Wien and subsequently became a scientific assistant at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). He returned to TU Wien as a university assistant, where he gained his doctorate in 1993 and his habilitation in 1995. He then became visiting professor at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology before he was appointed professor of Computer Vision in 2004. Horst Bischof has been Vice Rector for Research at Graz University of Technology since 2011. He has published more than 630 scientific works and been presented with 20 national and international awards for his publications. Download CV Horst Bischof

Objectives and projects

  • Achievements and excellence in research in the 5 Fields of Expertise of TU Graz
  • Selective cooperations with international strategic partners
  • The BioTechMed-Graz cooperation between three partner universities – the University of Graz, the Medical University of Graz and TU Graz – is creating an internationally visible cluster in the field of the large-scale shared research projects Molecular Biomedicine, Neurosciences, Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology, Biotechnology as well as Quantative Biomedicine and Modeling.
  • Safeguarding a balanced ratio between basic research, applied research and contract research
  • Positioning Graz University of Technology as a research partner for regional business
  • Development of endowed professorships.