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TU Graz at a Glance

As the name suggests, TU Graz is located in the centre of Graz, the second biggest city in Austria. With eight institutions of higher education, Graz is a real student city and is regarded as one of the cities of central Europe and the European Union with the highest quality of life. Get an initial idea of the services and structures of the University. Learn more about strategy, goals, achievements and people from our print and online publications.

Aerial photograph of the building Alte Technik

Facts and Figures

  • 3,629 staff total*

    • of which are academic staff 1,762*
    • of which are mandated instructors/student assistents 830*
    • of which are non-academic staff 1039*

  • 13,566 regular students (WS)*
  • 7 faculties
  • 96 institutes
  • 3 campus locations in Graz
  • 164.9 mio € federal budget 2019
  • 79.2 mio € income from third-party funds 2019
  • Rectorate, Senate, University Council
  • Organisation Chart

(*as of 31/12/2019)

Research

TU Graz combines its research into five Fields of Expertise. Through the promotion of Lead Projects, TU Graz is developing existing top research areas.

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Johanna's story @ TU Graz

TU Graz in International Rankings

Shanghai Ranking 2019

  • Computer Science & Engineering: ranking group 101-150
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: ranking group 101-150
  • Biomedical Engineering: ranking group 201-300
  • Materials Science & Engineering: ranking group 201-300
  • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology: ranking group 201-300
  • Biotechnology: ranking group 301-400
  • Chemistry: ranking group 301-400
  • Earth Sciences: ranking group 301-400
  • Chemical Engineering: ranking group 301-400
  • Energy Science & Engineering: ranking group 301-400
  • Mathematics: ranking group 401-500

QS World University Rankings 2021

  • Rank 275

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

  • Architecture: ranking group 101-150
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manifacturing Engineering: ranking group 201-250
  • Chemical Engineering: ranking group 201-250
  • Computer Science & Information Systems: ranking group 201-250
  • Materials Sciences: ranking group 251-300
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: ranking group 251-300
  • Mathematics: ranking group 251-300
  • Agriculture & Forestry: ranking group 301-350
  • Chemistry: ranking group 301-350
  • Biological Sciences: ranking group 451-500
  • Physics & Astronomy: ranking group 551-600

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2020

  • Ranking group 501-600

THE Ranking 2020 – subjetcs

  • Computer Science: ranking group 151-175
  • Engineering & Technology: ranking group 301-400

Leiden Ranking 2020

  • PP Top 10%: world rank 342
  • PP industry: world rank 17

U-Multirank 2020

  • 13 A rankings
  • 8 B rankings
Fields of Expertise, Source: TU Graz

Core Areas of Research: 5 Fields of Expertise

TU Graz combines its research into five Fields of Expertise in which researchers work in an interdisciplinary way.

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Research

  • EU H2020 programme: more than 60 projects

    • of which ERC grants: 7

  • 12 Christian Doppler-Laboratories
  • 2,280 publications in 2019
  • 24 patent applications, 2 patents granted in 2019
  • Leading position in Austrian Competence Centres (COMET programme) as cooperation of science and industry/business; participation in

    • 5 out of 5 K2-Centres
    • 13 out of 20 K1-Centres
    • 9 out of 17 K-Projects

  • Research sponsored by the  Austrian Science Fund (FWF):

    • Participation in 3 Special Research Areas
    • 3 START projects
    • 2 doctoral programmes
    • participation in 2 Special Research Area
    • 5 Hertha Firnberg projects
    • about 60 ongoing stand-alone projects

Teaching and Studies

TU Graz offers bachelor’s, master’s, teacher training and doctoral programmes as well as postgraduate programmes. Master’s programmes held in English are a key prerequisite for the exchange of international students and teaching staff.

Tuition and Studies at TU Graz:

  • 18 Bachelor's programmes (of which 6 NAWI-Graz study programmes)
  • 33 Master's programmes (of which 16 in English and 15 NAWI-Graz study programmes)
  • Doctoral programmes in 14 Doctoral Schools (all of them taught in English)
  • 9 Postgraduate programmes

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Camilla's story @ TU Graz

 

Students

  • 13,566 students total

    • of which women: 25,6 %
    • of which men: 74,4 %
    • of which 22,2 % international students

  • 1,968 beginners total in winter semester 2019/20
  • 1,867 graduates 2018/19 (bachelor's, master's, diploma, doctoral progammes)

(*as of 31/12/2019)

Internationale students of TU Graz by regions

Cooperations

Successful research lives from cooperation with strong partners – worldwide. TU Graz cultivates a variety of collaborative models.

Public-private Partnership

  • With renowned companies
  • From endowed professorships to shared research infrastructure

Public-public Partnership

  • Cooperations with universities, research and educational institutions
  • Shared teaching
  • Cooperative research activities and shared use of expensive research infrastructure

To Cooperations in research and teaching

Public-private Partnership

Partner companies 2019:

  • 18 endowed professorships
  • 21 Lecture hall and seminar room sponsorships as well as career partners
  • 10 Sponsors of scholarships abroad from 13 Technology and Society Forum members
  • 38 Members of the Technology and Society Forum (Alumni Assossiation)
Map showing the cooperation partners of TU Graz

Public-public Partnership

In the global competition for scarce resources and the brightest minds TU Graz erlies on strategic cooperations. TU Graz works together extensively with 7 renowned universities in all fields.

More on the international partnerships of TU Graz with universities and research institutions

Past and Present

Founded by Archduke Johann in 1811 TU Graz writes history – then as now.

TU Graz can look back on more than 200 years of science, passion and technology.
Enjoy reading about the people and events shaping life at TU Graz today in print and online news News+Stories.