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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.

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Facts and Figures

  • 3,324 staff total*

    • of which are academic staff 1,576*
    • of which are mandated instructors/student assistents 763*
    • of which are non-academic staff 987*

  • 13,737 regular students (WS)*
  • 7 faculties
  • 95 institutes
  • 3 campus locations in Graz
  • 153.5 mio € federal budget 2017
  • 70.5 mio € income from third-party funds 2017
  • Rectorate, Senate, University Council
  • Organisation Chart

(*as of 31/12/2017)


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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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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  • EU H2020 programme: about 50 projects

    • of which ERC grants: 7

  • 10 Christian Doppler-Laboratories
  • 1,865 publications in 2017
  • 32 patent applications, 7 patents granted in 2017
  • Leading position in Austrian Competence Centres (COMET programme) as cooperation of science and industry/business; participation in

    • 4 out of 5 K2-Centres
    • 14 out of 18 K1-Centres
    • 10 out of 18 K-Projects

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

    • Participation in 2 Special Research Areas
    • 4 START projects
    • 2 doctoral programmes
    • 6 Hertha Firnberg projects
    • about 50 single projects

TU Graz in International Rankings

  • Shanghai Ranking 2018

    • Computer Science & Engineering: ranking group 76-100
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: ranking group 101-150
    • Biomedical Engineering: ranking group 151-200
    • Materials Science & Engineering: ranking group 201-300
    • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology: ranking group 201-300
    • Biotechnology: ranking group 301-400
    • Chemical Engineering: ranking group 301-400
    • Chemistry: ranking group 301-400
    • Earth Sciences: ranking group 301-400
    • Energy Science & Engineering: ranking group 301-400
    • Mathematics: ranking group 401-500

  • Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2019: ranking group 401-500
  • THE Ranking 2018 - subjetcs

    • Computer Science: ranking group 176-200
    • Engineering & Technology: ranking group 201-250
    • Physical Sciences: ranking group 301-400

  • Leiden Ranking (PP Top 10%) 2018: 359
  • U-Multirank 2018: 10 A rankings, 10 B rankings

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)
  • 8 Postgraduate programmes

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Students of TU Graz by Continent Graphic


  • 13,737 students total

    • of which 24 % women
    • of which 20 % international students

  • 2,033 beginners total in WS 2017/18
  • 1,909 graduates 2016/17 (bachelor's, master's, diploma, doctoral progammes)

(*as of 31/12/2017)


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

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Public-private Partnership

Partner companies 2017:

  • 2 Strategic partner companies
  • 15 Endowments for science
  • 11 Lecture hall and seminar room sponsorships
  • 13 Sponsors of scholarships abroad from 13 Technology and Society Forum members
  • 36 Sponsoring members through the Technology and Society Forum
Worldwide strategic partnerships of TU Graz Graphic. Source: 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 6 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.