The University of Graz is Austria’s second oldest and second largest university. Through decades of intensive collaboration with institutions in South-Eastern Europe the University of Graz has acquired a profound knowledge about this region, which has become a main interdisciplinary focus.
Diversity and a wide scope characterise the education programmes at the University of Graz. Students can choose from a total of more than one hundred fields of studies. Numerous bachelor, master and diploma programmes as well as several joint degree programmes and summer schools have been established in order to provide compatibility with international systems. Selected doctoral programmes create an ideal basis for a scientific career.
As a modern scientific institution, the University of Graz pools first-rate research in many projects and co-operations on a national as well as on an international level. Collaboration with partner institutions worldwide embody the integration of the University of Graz in a global network, enrich the scientific life and ensure the quality of teaching and research.
founded in | 1585
number of teachers | 2,700
number of students | 31,500
percentage of foreign students | 12%
number of graduates | 3,000
Arts and Humanities
Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education
Business, Economics and Social Sciences
With NAWI Graz the University of Graz and Graz University of Technology have created a co-operation that is unique in Austria. NAWI Graz stands for joint teaching, research and doctorate programmes in the natural sciences. Joint degree programmes have been established in the fields of chemistry, technical and molecular bio-sciences, mathematics, physics and geosciences.
The University of Graz is strongly involved in international mobility programmes and offers a wide range of study and research opportunities in cooperation with about 500 partner institutions around the world. The University’s expertise and knowledge gained by strong participation in Erasmus Mundus projects during the last years has widened the focus of mobility to the exchange of students, researchers and staff also with third countries.
Currently the University of Graz coordinates eight joint degree programmes on MA level and one on PhD level with renowned international partner universities. The University also participates in another six programmes as a partner institution. These programmes enhance the international profile of the University, offer an interdisciplinary academic approach and increase the employability of the graduates on the international job market.