Almost 200 years of research and teaching make Graz University of Technology one of Austria's most venerable scientific institutions. The University’s success throughout its eventful history has been based upon the achievements of outstanding personalities in science, research and their application. Richard Zsigmondy, who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1926, worked as an assistant and adjunct lecturer at Graz University of Technology. Names such as Herbert Eichholzer, Hans List, Otto Nußbaumer, Friedrich Mohs, Anna-Lülja Praun, Friedrich Schmiedl, Nikola Tesla or Ferdinand Wittenbauer account for the excellent reputation of Graz University of Technology in the past and present.
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Location of the Symposium
The symposium will take place in the beautiful auditorium in the historical main building completed in 1888 which is located on Campus "Alte Technik" in Rechbauerstrasse 12. This is not to be confused with two newer Campuses across which TU Graz also spreads:
Local transportation: Campus "Alte Technik" is easily reachable by bus and tram. Please find information about the tickets, timetables and route planner here.
From the airport to the city: From the airport you can reach the city center either by public transportation or by taxi. Busses bring you to the Graz main station / Jakominiplatz approximately every 30 min. The price for a on-way trip is EUR 2,10. The fare for a taxi is about EUR 25.
Motorways: Graz is located on the A2 and easy to get to - about 2 hours from Vienna, 4,5 hours from Munich in Germany and 3 hours from Udine in Italy. On the highway A2 take the exit 'Graz Ost'. Note that all motorways and expressways in Austria are toll roads.
Graz offers a wide range of accommodation at different locations and prices, always with top-quality facilities and offering typical Styrian hospitality. For further information please visit the following website. For last-minute reservations you may also use the online hotel reservation system of Graz Tourism.
The city of Graz
Graz, the second largest city in Austria, is situated south-east of the Alps and enjoys an almost mediterranean climate and lifestyle. The location in a cultural borderland close to Slovenia, Hungary, and Italy is reflected in Graz' exceptional townscape. The medieval old town is one of the largest and best-preserved in central Europe and was named a UNESCO world heritage site. Its magnificent buildings bear witness to over 850 years of architecture in the city, such as the Landhaus, also home to the Styrian Armoury and its 30,000 weapons and suits of armour, the cathedral and the mausoleum, Schloss Eggenberg and the Grazer Burg with its double-spiral staircase. These ancient edifices merge in unique harmony with state-of-the-art works by internationally renowned architects such as for example the Kunsthaus Graz, Joanneumsviertel, MUMUTH or the greenhouses in the Botanical Gardens.
The rich offerings of Graz to its visitors are reflected by a number of awards: Graz was the "Europe Capital of Culture 2003", is a member of the "UNESCO City of Design" network, and was named the Austrian "Capital of Culinary Delights". Graz is also a young and lively city with more than 50.000 students enrolled into one of the six universities.
Graz is embedded into beautiful and diverse landscapes, with the wine growing region known as "Styrian Tuskany" in the south, a region rich of hot springs and spas in the east, and the Alps in the north and west.
Facts and Figures about Graz
Please find further information on the website of Graz Tourismus here.