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Mission Statement

The mission statement contains the mission, the vision, the objectives and the USPs of TU Graz.


Mission of TU Graz

  • As a university located in the heart of Europe, TU Graz is committed to academic freedom and European core values as well as to a culture of acting in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • The university distinguishes itself through its internationally visible, forward-looking scientific Fields of Expertise and maintains a balanced relationship between fundamental and innovative research.
  • TU Graz offers a diverse array of engineering and scientific programmes. In addition to bachelor's degree programmes focused on fundamental education in a given field, TU Graz places particular emphasis on largely English-language master's and doctoral degree programmes. TU Graz imparts skills and knowledge through its excellent research-led teaching and use of modern, subject-specific teaching methods and technologies. Our student teams operate at a world-class level.
  • TU Graz is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and promotes sustainability and climate protection through research and teaching.
  • TU Graz holds both its employees and students in high regard. It gets them involved, allows them space for development, enables an exchange of new ideas and promotes further development as an individual and for their careers in a life-phase oriented manner.
  • TU Graz contributes significantly to the attractiveness and development of Styria.

Vision of TU Graz

  • Through its research and teaching, TU Graz is passionate about shaping the future and strives to attract internationally renowned talent.
  • In its Fields of Expertise, TU Graz is ranked among the top 10 universities in Europe and is an indispensable partner to renowned universities and research institutions around the world. TU Graz drives innovation for technology-oriented companies and acts as fertile ground for start-ups.
  • TU Graz community is an international one characterised by equal, inclusive treatment of all its diverse members. The students, employees and graduates of TU Graz clearly value this strong sense of community.
  • TU Graz is a pioneer in the digital and green transformation. It takes its social responsibility seriously and aims to become climate-neutral by 2030.
  • In its scientific Fields of Expertise, TU Graz sports a highly popular portfolio of opportunities for lifelong learning.

Objectives of TU Graz

  1. Attract the brightest minds in Austria and abroad to work at all levels of TU Graz; these people must stand out for their strong commitment to achieving the university’s goals and have cross-cultural skills
  2. Create outstanding conditions for high-quality research and teaching by means of excellent infrastructure and a digitalised working environment
  3. Achieve a leading international position in our Fields of Expertise
  4. Providing excellent teaching, knowledge and expertise as a responsibility of all members of the university
  5. Collaborate closely with selected domestic and international science and business partners
  6. Encourage an outstanding entrepreneurial mindset and start-up activities among students and employees
  7. Play an effective, high-profile role in the community
  8. Achieve a large proportion of women and a high degree of diversity at all levels
  9. Act as a national benchmark for service-oriented university management, and shape digitalisation according to people’s needs


  • A top university for master’s degrees and PhDs with a wide range of English-language programmes
  • Highest proportion of top-level publications in collaboration with businesses
  • Pioneer in terms of digitally supported, inter-university degree programmes
  • International leader in collaboration with business
  • World-class student teams