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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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Takes you on a entertaining journey through research and teaching at the TU Graz.

Facts and Figures

  • 3,270 staff total*
  • of which are funded by ministry 1,554*
  • of which mandated instructors/student ass. 789*
  • 13,171 students total (WS)*
  • 7 faculties
  • 93 institutes
  • 3 campus locations in Graz
  • 146.3 mio € federal budget 2015
  • 68.1 mio € income from third-party funds 2015
  • Rectorate, Senate, University Council
  • Organisation Chart

(*as of 31/12/2015)


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.

To the Fields of Expertise


  • 5 ERC grants
  • 104 EU projects
  • 4 Christian Doppler-Laboratories
  • 2,365 publications in 2015
  • 426 Patent applications, 151 patents granted from 2005-2015
  • Leading position in Austrian Competence Centres (COMET programme) as cooperation of science and industry/business

(as of 31/12/2015)

TU Graz in International Rankings

  • Shanghai Ranking 2016
    • Mechanical Engineering: ranking group 101-150
    • Chemical Engineering: ranking group 151-200
    • Materials Science & Engineering: ranking group 151-200
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: ranking group151-200
    • Environmental Science & Engineering: ranking group 151-200
  • Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking: ranking group 351-400
  • THE World's most international universities 2015: 183
  • Leiden Ranking (PP Top 10%) 2016: 357

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)
  • 31 Masterstudien (of which 11 in English and 13 NAWI-Graz study programmes)
  • Doctoral programmes in 14 Doctoral Schools (all of them English-speaking)
  • 8 Postgraduate programmes

(*as of December 2016)

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Grafik Studierender der TU Graz nach Kontinent, Quelle: Wissensbilanz 2015


  • 13,171 students total in 2015/16
  • of which 22.8 % women
  • of which 18.1 % international students
  • 1,890 beginners total in WS 2015/16
  • which of 28 % women
  • 2,054 graduates 2014/15
    (Bachelor's, Master's, Diploma, Doctoral progammes)
  • which of 26.2 % women

(academic year 2015/16)


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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Grafik Strategische Partnerschaften der TU Graz weltweit. Quelle: 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 5 renowned universities in all fields.

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

Public-private Partnership

Partner companies 2015:

  • 2 Strategic partner companies
  • 9 Endowed professorships
  • 12 Lecture hall and seminar room sponsorships
  • 37 Sponsoring members through the Technology and Society Forum
  • 8 Sponsors of scholarships abroad from the Technology and Society Forum

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.