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Rectorate of TU Graz

Rectorate 2019 to 2023


Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c.mult. Harald KAINZ

Vice Rectors of TU Graz:

Rectorat of TU Graz for 2019 to 2023:

from left: Claudia von der Linden, Horst Bischof, Harald Kainz, Stefan Vorbach, Andrea Hoffmann


The Rectorate manages the University and represents it externally. Together with the University Council and in coordination with the Senate, the Rectorate plans the strategic orientation of the University. In cooperation with the faculties, the Rectorate establishes the University's development plan University's development plan (in German). This determines the prioritisation of future development in teaching, research and administration as well as profile-development measures.

Key objectives

  • Building a research profile based on the highly competitive Fields of Expertise
  • Cooperation with national and international research and business partners
  • Internationalisation
  • Information and communication
  • Support measures for women in leadership positions
  • Higher education development
  • Digitalisation and change management
  • Entrepreneurial university

Further tasks

of the Rectorate pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 of the University Act (in German: Universitätsgesetzes 2002) include
  • Preparing a draft of the statutes
  • Drawing up an organisation plan for passing resolutions
  • Preparing a draft of the performance agreement
  • Appointing heads of organisational units
  • Granting authorisations to teach
  • Admission of students
  • Initiating evaluations and their publication
  • Creation of the estimated budget
  • Submission of the statement of accounts and activity report to the federal minister
The detailed tasks of the Rectorate are in the Standing Orders of the Rectorate (in German) of TU Graz.