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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

  • 3,912 staff total*
    • of which are academic staff 1,932*
    • of which are mandated instructors/student assistents 884*
    • of which are non-academic staff 1,098*

  • 13,712 regular students (WS)*
  • 7 faculties
  • 97 institutes
  • 3 campus locations in Graz
  • 182.8 mio € federal budget 2021
  • 79.1 mio € income from third-party funds 2021 (incl. CAMPUSonline)
  • Rectorate, Senate, University Council
  • Organisation Chart

(*as of 31/12/2021)

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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Research and Teaching @ TU Graz

TU Graz in International Rankings

QS World University Rankings 2023

  • Rank 284

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

  • Architecture: ranking group 101-150
  • Mechanical Engineering: ranking group 201-250
  • Chemical Engineering: ranking group 251-300
  • Computer Science & Information Systems: ranking group 201-250
  • Materials Sciences: ranking group 201-250
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: ranking group 251-300
  • Mathematics: ranking group 301-350
  • Chemistry: ranking group 351-400
  • Biological Sciences: ranking group 501-550
  • Physics & Astronomy: ranking group 501-550

ARWU (Shanghai) Ranking of World Universities 2022

  • ranking group 801-900

ARWU (Shanghai) Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

  • Earth Sciences: ranking group 201-300
  • Chemistry: ranking group 301-400
  • Computer Science & Engineering: ranking group 301-400
  • Materials Science & Engineering: ranking group 301-400
  • Chemical Engineering: ranking group 401-500
  • Biotechnology: ranking group 401-500

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2022

  • Ranking group 601-800

THE Ranking 2021 – subjetcs

  • Computer Science: ranking group 126-150
  • Engineering & Technology: ranking group 301-400
  • Physical Sciences: ranking group 401-500

Leiden Ranking 2022

  • PP Top 10%: world rank 366
  • PP industry: world rank 15

U-Multirank 2022

  • 16 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: 83 projects
    • of which ERC grants: 7

  • 14 Christian Doppler-Laboratories
  • 2,243 publications in 2021
  • 17 patent applications, 8 patents granted in 2021
  • Leading position in Austrian Competence Centres (COMET programme) as cooperation of science and industry/business; participation in
    • 5 out of 5 K2-Centres
    • 14 out of 20 K1-Centres
    • 9 out of 16 K-Projects

  • Research sponsored by the  Austrian Science Fund (FWF):
    • Participation in 2 Special Research Areas
    • 4 START projects
    • 3 doctoral programmes
    • 6 Lise Meitner Programme projects
    • about 67 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:

  • 19 Bachelor's programmes (of which 6 NAWI-Graz study programmes)
  • 34 Master's programmes (of which 17 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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Studying @ TU Graz

 

Students

  • 13,712 students total*
    • of which women: 27,6 %*
    • of which men: 72,4 %*
    • of which 24,2 % international students*

  • 1,800 beginners total in winter semester 2021/22
  • 1,865 graduates 2020/21 (bachelor's, master's, diploma, doctoral progammes)

(*as of 31/12/2021)

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

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Research and Business @ TU Graz

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

Public-private Partnership

Partner companies 2021:

  • 15 endowed professorships
  • 24 Lecture hall and seminar room sponsorships as well as career partners
  • 28 Sponsors of scholarships abroad from 10 Technology and Society Forum members
  • 38 Members of the Technology and Society Forum (Alumni Assossiation)

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.