Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c.mult. Harald KAINZ
Vice Rectors of TU Graz:
(from 1st Oktober 2015, arranged alphabetically)
Vice Rector for Research:
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Horst BISCHOF
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs:
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef HECK
Vice Rector for Finance and Human Resources:
Mag.iur. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.iur. Andrea HOFFMANN
Vice Rector for Communication and Change Management:
Dipl.Wirtschaftsing. (FH) Claudia VON DER LINDEN, MBA (IMD)
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.
An international leading position in research and teaching
of the Rectorate pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 of the University Act (in German: Universitätsgesetzes 2002) include
The detailed tasks of the Rectorate are in the Standing Orders of the Rectorate (in German) of TU Graz.
All tasks: Section 23 para. 1 of University Act 2002, in German: Universitätsgesetzes 2002
My Slogan: Scaling the heights in a spirit of enthusiastic cooperation.
Rector Harald Kainz
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c.mult.
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Please arrange an appointment with the Secretariat.
Core hours of the Secretariat:
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Friday 8 to 12 am
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Harald Kainz was born in 1958. After completing his studies in civil engineering and engineering management in construction at Graz University of Technology, in 1982 he was employed at the Institute of Urban Water Management and Landscape Water Engineering. After gaining his doctorate in 1990, he took up assignments in managing positions in engineering offices in Austria and abroad, including eight years as managing director and on the executive board.
After ten years of experience in business he returned to Graz University of Technology and was appointed to the Chair of Urban Water Management and Landscape Water Engineering. In 2004 Harald Kainz was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
In 2007 he became Vice Rector of Infrastructure and Information and Communications Technology and has been Rector of Graz University of Technology since 2011.
Tel.: +43 316 873 6006
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.
Phone: +43 316 873 6020
Fax: +43 316 873 6845
Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision
Phone: +43 316 873 5011
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.
The Deans of Studies support the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs.
Teaching at Graz University of Technology benefits as much from strong research as it does from good contacts with business and industry. Our graduates work at the cutting edge of scientific and engineering principles. At the same time we encourage an entrepreneurial mindset and action and prepare students for the job market with this in mind.
Civil engineer Detlef Heck was appointed professor at Graz University of Technology in 2006 and is head of the Institute of Construction Management and Economics. He studied civil engineering at TU Darmstadt and from 1997 worked as engineer and project manager at Ed. Züblin AG in Stuttgart. After receiving his doctorate in 2004, he was a postdoc at the Institute of Construction Management at TU Darmstadt. In 2013 Detlef Heck became chairman of the curricular committee for the programme of Civil Engineering Sciences, member of the curricular commission and substitute member of the Senate.
Since 2013 he has been head of the Institute of Construction Management and Economics, and since October 2015 Vice Rector of Academic Affairs at TU Graz.
As part of a high-calibre scientific community, Graz University of Technology deliberately places great store on networks and aynergies – both within the University and outside. Co-operation both with business and industriy, and places of research and education are being strategically strengthened. Nationally and internationally.
Mag.iur. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.iur.
Phone: +43 316 873 6030
Fax: DW -104060
Andrea Hoffmann was born in Vienna in 1962. Hoffmann started to set up the Commercial Department of Modine Austria in 1986, where she was responsible for the departments of finance and accounting, controlling, human resources, IT and law and for which she became commercial director in 2003. Parallel with her professional career, she completed her studies in commercial science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, law at Johannes Kepler University Linz and business administration with focus on change management also at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She became a doctor of law at Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2008.
Andrea Hoffmann has been vice rector at Graz University of Technology since 2011.
Universities undergo constant and rapid change. That’s why it’s so important to keep the lines of communication open with stakeholders – from potential students and cooperation partners in science and industry to alumni – and to live out the principles of diversity and change within the University. Only by doing so can we achieve our objectives in international competition.
Claudia VON DER LINDEN
Dipl.Wirtschaftsing. (FH), MBA (IMD)
Phone: +43 316 873 6050
Assistents of the Vice Rector for Communication and Change Management:
Claudia von der Linden is a business consultant with particular area of focus on strategic and organisational development, communication and marketing and change management. She is a graduate engineering manager with a diploma from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) in Germany and with an MBA from the IMD Business School in Switzerland. She initially worked in industry, and then from 1990 to 2002 as managing director and partner in a range of international consulting companies, among which included BIS Strategic Decisions, Mitchell Madison Group, and Theron Business Consulting.
Since 2002 she has been managing partner at Permion Consulting GmbH, Austria, and since 2015 also Vice Rector for Communication and Change Management at TU Graz.