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Mission Statement

The Mission statement contains the mission, the vision and the principles of TU Graz.


Mission – What do we stand for?

Graz University of Technology is an important university in the international research and education network of engineering and science. It is rich in tradition and future oriented in equal measure, with a claim to excellence.

Based on scientific bachelor’s programmes, it concentrates on research-oriented master’s and PhD programmes.
Graz University of Technology produces top performers and managers much in demand and contributes to the sustainable development of society, economy and environment in a responsible way.



Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

Vision – Where are we aiming?

In its Fields of Expertise, Graz University of Technology counts among the top 10 European universities.
It cultivates a well-balanced relationship between basic and applied research.
Graz University of Technology co-operates with universities and research institutes it has chosen on the basis of defined criteria.
Its expertise makes it a preferred co-operation partner of science, business and especially industry.
The master’s and PhD programmes of Graz University of Technology are very much in demand internationally.
Graz University of Technology is significantly increasing the achievement potential and attractiveness of Styria as a location for technology, science and education, and sees itself as a scientific gateway to Southeastern Europe.
Its competence-enhancing and family and women-friendly orientation and their diversity management make them attractive employers.
Graz University of Technology has a strong alumni network for mutual support and advancement.

Principles of Graz University of Technology

The principles of Graz University of Technology go to form the basis and guidelines which find special consideration in our daily work and association with each other.

  • We are an achievement-oriented community of researchers, teachers, students, staff and alumni who work in an open and innovation-oriented atmosphere of intellectual freedom and responsibility.
  • Our research and teaching results are a valuable commodity which we create and make use of as efficiently as possible – both economically and scientifically.
  • We are committed to achievement and its evaluation in an inspiring environment full of creativity with equal opportunities for all.
  • Our organisation in the field of research and teaching is as decentralised as possible, and in the field of “services and central administration” as centralised as is necessary.
  • We create an atmosphere of belongingness, partnership and solidarity with respect to Graz University of Technology.
  • We actively communicate with the public about our achievements.
  • We are aware of ourselves as a role model and feel committed to it.

What makes us unique?

  • A top master’s and PhD university with quality-assured teaching programmes in all fields and with the biggest range of inter-university study programmes in Austria.
  • Austria’s leading university regarding research agreements with business and industry from basic research to industrial implementation.