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Rectorate of TU Graz

Rectorate 2015 – 2019


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

Vice Rectors of TU Graz:

Rektorat 2015-2019, Bildquelle: TU Graz - Lunghammer

Rectorat of TU Graz for 2015 to 2019:

from left: Claudia von der Linden, Detlef Heck, Andrea Hoffmann, Harald Kainz, Horst Bischof


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

An international leading position in research and teaching

  • Intensive cooperation with science and industry
  • Entrepreneurial spirit of students and employees
  • Visibility and impact on society
  • Highly competent and motivated personnel
  • High share of women and diversity
  • Internationalisation of master’s and PhD programmes
  • Profile development in research
  • High-quality portfolio of exploitable intellectual property
  • Excellent infrastructural framework conditions for research and teaching
  • Sustainable economic stability. 



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.