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University of Graz Office of International Relations. University of Graz. 76 Departments 3.933 Staff (total) including: 2.700 Academic Staff 31.578 Students 4.648 Beginners 3.011 Graduates €€€ A budget of approx. 180 million Euro per year. STUDENTS: Humanities 9.010

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facts and figures
76 Departments

3.933 Staff (total)


2.700 Academic Staff

31.578 Students

4.648 Beginners

3.011 Graduates

€€€ A budget of approx. 180 million Euro per year


Humanities 9.010

Natural Sciences 7.049

Social and Economic 5.705


Law 4.897

Catholic Theology 595

Environmental and Regional

Sciences and Education 5.914

Interdisciplinary 1.353

Facts and Figures
6 faculties
6 Faculties
  • Catholic Theology
  • Law
  • Business, Economic and Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences
broad range of study programmes
Broad range of study programmes
  • More than 100 study programmes at six faculties
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees
  • Special doctoral programmes
  • 9 Doctoral Studies
  • 14 Doctoral Schools
  • 10 Doctoral Colleges
  • 16 Doctoral Programmes
  • 19 secondary school teacher accreditation programmes
research core areas at the university of graz
Research Core Areas at theUniversity of Graz

Inter-university research core areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Enzymology and Physiology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Environmentand Global Change

University research core areas

  • Heterogeneity and Cohesion
  • Cultural History and Interpretation of Europe
  • Learning – Education – Knowledge

Research at the University Level

  • facts and figures 2013
  • 264 proposals of third party projects
  • revenues from third party projects about € 24.32 Mio.
  • 16 notified inventions
  • 13 applications for a patent
  • 3 grantedpatents

Research Management Service

3 areas:

  • Promotion of Research
  • Research Projects: Quality Assurance, Agreements andFinancing
  • Technology and Knowledge Transfer

Promotion of Research

      • Information and advice on research funding programmes (FWF, FFG, HORIZON 2020,…)
      • University funding + Awards and grants for academics
      • Research newsletter
  • Research Projects: QA, Agreements and Financing
  • Project management and controlling
      • Financial calculations of third-party funded projects
      • Coordination of EU audits
      • Quality assurance of project-relevant data
  • Legal counseling
      • Legal advice in all research-relevant fields
      • Research contracts and cooperation agreements
  • Technology and Knowledge Transfer
      • Support of projects between academia and business
      • Employee inventions and patents
      • University spin-off companies – Science Park Graz
international relations
International Relations

Main objective:

to strengthen the quality in teaching & research

  • Increasing mobility
  • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Projects
  • Joint Degree Programmes
  • Short-term Programmes
  • Internationalisation of teaching & research through international partnerships

Focus Regions:

  • South-Eastern Europe
  • The Americas
    • about 1.000 outgoing und 800 incoming mobility students
    • 500 partners worldwide

- including: 300 partner universities in Europe

  • 13 Joint Degree Programmes
  • 26 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Projects
  • Member of Utrecht Network, Coimbra Group and other networks
mobility programmes
Mobility Programmes


  • ERASMUS Mundus Action 2
  • Internships
  • Staff Training (STT)
  • Visiting professorship Minnesota
  • Financial support for individual and group mobility


  • ERASMUS Mundus Action 2
  • Joint Study
  • Research stipends for bachelor, master and doctoral theses
  • Financial support for self-organized short-term mobility
  • Short-term programmes
  • Summer Schools
erasmus mundus action 2 programmes
Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Programmes

During the academic year 2013/14, the University of Graz is involved in 8 new Erasmus Mundus programmes:

JoinEU-SEE > PENTA(Western Balkan), coordinator: University of Graz

Euro-Asian CEA 2 (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)

SILKROUTE (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)

IANUS II (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus)

EU-METALLIC II (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya)

Al IdrisiII(Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya)

EMAIL III (Israel)

EUROSA +(South Africa)

joint degree programmes
Joint Degree Programmes

The University of Graz coordinates the following Joint Degree Programmes:

  • PhD Diversity Management and Governance
  • MA Cultural Sociology
  • MA English & American Studies
  • MA Gender Studies
  • MA History of South-Eastern Europe
  • MA JüdischeStudien - Geschichte jüdischerKulturen (Jewish Studies)
  • MA South Eastern European Studies
  • Msc Sustainable Development
  • Erasmus Mundus Master in Industrial Ecology (MIND)

The University of Graz participates as partner in the following programmes:

  • MA Euromachs – University Coimbra
  • German Philology of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age
  • MA in Interpreting (Slovene/German/English) – University Ljubljana
  • MA in Translation (Slovene/German/English/French) – University Ljubljana

Further Programmes in preparation:

  • Global Studies on Management and Information Science
  • Empirical Economics (Double Degree)

tempus programmes ongoing
Tempus Programmesongoing
  • PhD in Food Science & Technology & Creating Capacities for PhD Reform at the University of Prishtina / Kosovo (PdD@UP)
  • INTERFACE: Developing and setting up measures for initiating, enhancing and sustaining Higher-Education-Society Cooperation
  • Reforming Foreign Language Studies in Serbia (ReFLeSS)
  • Education for Sustainable Development beyond the Campus
  • UNIMIG: Migration and Higher Education - Building Skills and Capacity
  • Empowering Universities to fulfil their Responsibility for Quality Assurance (EUREQA)
tempus programmes ongoing1
Tempus Programmesongoing
  • ConSus HE: Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations
  • Strengthening the Specific Role of Universities as LLL Institutions, SSRULLI
  • SIPUS: Strengthening of Internationalisation Policies at Universities in Serbia
  • The Establishment of a Foundation for the Integration of Disabled People into HEIs
  • Modernizing and harmonizing maritime education in Montenegro and Albania - MArED of Azerbaijan [ESFIDIP]
strategic aim 1
Strategic Aim -1

Supporting the mobility of students and early-stage researchers

  • Analysis of mobility obstacles
  • Defining and monitoring mobility numbers
  • Broadening the scope of mobility programmes
  • Allocating budgets for mobility grants for early-stage researchers
strategic aim 2
Strategic Aim - 2

Improving competitiveness by strengthening the international dimension

  • “Teaching in English” and raising the number of classes taught in English
  • Joint/Double Degree programmes and improving implementation procedures
  • Promoting international recruitment
strategic aim 3
Strategic Aim -3

Developing international strategic partnerships

  • As part of its internationalisation strategy, the University of Graz aims at defining and intensifying close strategic partnerships with leading international universities.
  • Strategic cooperation = “intentionally designed, planned and controlled cooperation in order to promote one’s own interests” (cf. Neuberger, 1998)
  • Objectives:
  • strengthening research through scientific cooperation
  • improving international offers for lecturers and students
  • improvement & intensification of the promotion of early-stage researchers
  • joint procurement of third-party funds
involvement in sipus
Involvement in SIPUS


work packages
Work Packages

WP1 : Development and Advancement of National Legislative for Internationalisation

  • Input to the comparative study on national legislative for internationalisation of HE and research among EU partner countries and Serbia.

WP2 : Advancement of University integrative function through Internationalisation of Education, Research and Academic Mobility

  • Hosting the study visit to be organized in cooperation with WUS Austria
  • presenting at workshop in Novi Sad on best practices of academic and administrative support for international students and staff and organization of joint and double degrees, and writing guidelines for institutional practices and regulations regarding academic recognition of mobility periods
work packages1
Work Packages


  • Participation at the workshop in Belgrade on best practices in building institutional capacities for participation within ERA and advancing the service of international projects’ development and management at university level.

WP7 :   Management

  • Management of project activities, budget and financial reporting at institutional level. Attending Consortium meetings.