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Key Objectives and Focus Areas

Key Objectives of TU Graz

TU Graz pursues nine long-term objectives, which it aims to achieve within 10 to 15 years. These are a more concrete expression of the vision and are essential to its fulfilment. The pursuit of each objective makes a key contribution towards realising the Vision of TU Graz.


  1. National and international recruitment of the best and brightest for every level of TU Graz, especially people who have a strong commitment to TU Graz.
  2. Top ranking in the scientific Fields of Expertise highlighted by a competitive infrastructure and the university’s intensive cooperation with international partners from academia and industry.
  3. Promotion and support of students by ensuring that all TU Graz staff strive for excellence in teaching and that they recognise the transfer of skills and knowledge as their key responsibility.
  4. Implementation of joint teaching and research programmes within the framework of the European University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering UNITE!
  5. Top position in Europe as a hotspot for start-up activities by employees, students and graduates.
  6. Leading provider of programmes for lifelong learning in our Fields of Expertise.
  7. Diversity and equal opportunities at all levels.
  8. Effective and efficient university management mapped in end-to-end digital workflows.
  9. Implementation of the roadmap to reach climate neutrality at TU Graz by 2030.

Focus Areas of TU Graz

In order to maintain our position as one of the leading international universities, TU Graz has set out on a goal-oriented and ambitious path, in line with our strategy. The university will shape the future with passion and enthusiasm for science, technology and innovation and will position itself as an open-minded, attractive place for the best minds. National and international collaborations are important cornerstones of outstanding research, excellent teaching and continuing education. International cooperation in inter-university networks and with selected partner institutions and the promotion of new collaborations are essential parts of our strategic alignment. This is why TU Graz will continue to position itself as a strategic partner for distinguished national and international universities and technology companies.

Strategic Tasks

The strategy of TU Graz can be summarized in the form of the following tasks:

  • Internationalisation of our research and teaching initiatives
  • Continue building a research profile based on the scientific fields of expetise
  • Quality-oriented development of teaching and lifelong learning opportunities
  • Networking and cooperation with international and national university, research and business partners
  • The further promotion of digitalisation
  • The focus on sustainability and the development towards a climate-neutral university
  • An entrepreneurial university

These far-reaching fields of development have already been strongly advanced in recent years; they extend across the entire TU Graz and thus define the strategic direction of the university.