Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

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  • Mis­sion Statement

    Mis­sion – What do we stand for?

    Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy is an impor­tant uni­ver­sity in the inter­na­tional research and edu­ca­tion net­work of engi­neer­ing and sci­ence. It is rich in tra­di­tion and future ori­ented in equal mea­sure, with a claim to excel­lence in its top fields. Based on sci­en­tific bachelor’s pro­grammes, it con­cen­trates on research-​oriented master’s and PhD programmes.

    Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy pro­duces top per­form­ers and man­agers much in demand and con­tributes to the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of soci­ety, econ­omy and envi­ron­ment in a respon­si­ble way.

    Vision – Where are we aiming?

    • In its areas of excel­lence, Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy counts among the top 10 Euro­pean universities.
    • It cul­ti­vates a well-​balanced rela­tion­ship between basic and applied research.
    • Its exper­tise makes it a pre­ferred co-​operation part­ner of indus­try and business.
    • The master’s and PhD pro­grammes of Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy are very much in demand internationally.
    • Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy is sig­nif­i­cantly increas­ing the achieve­ment poten­tial and attrac­tive­ness of Styria as a loca­tion for tech­nol­ogy, sci­ence and edu­ca­tion, and sees itself as a gate­way to South­east­ern Europe.
    • Its fam­ily and women-​friendly ori­en­ta­tion and its diver­sity man­age­ment make it a desir­able employer.
    • Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy has a strong alumni net­work for mutual sup­port and advancement.

    Prin­ci­ples of Graz Uni­ver­sity of Technology

    The prin­ci­ples of Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy go to form the basis and guide­lines which find spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion in our daily work and asso­ci­a­tion with each other.

    • We are an achievement-​oriented com­mu­nity of researchers, teach­ers, stu­dents, staff and alumni who work in an open and innovation-​oriented atmos­phere of intel­lec­tual free­dom and responsibility.
    • Our research and teach­ing results are a valu­able com­mod­ity which we cre­ate and make use of as effi­ciently as pos­si­ble – both eco­nom­i­cally and scientifically.
    • We are com­mit­ted to achieve­ment and its eval­u­a­tion in an inspir­ing envi­ron­ment full of cre­ativ­ity with equal oppor­tu­ni­ties for all.
    • Our organ­i­sa­tion in the field of research and teach­ing is as decen­tralised as pos­si­ble, and in the field of “ser­vices and cen­tral admin­is­tra­tion” as cen­tralised as is necessary.
    • We cre­ate an atmos­phere of belong­ing­ness, part­ner­ship and sol­i­dar­ity with respect to Graz Uni­ver­sity of Technology.
    • We actively com­mu­ni­cate with the pub­lic about our achievements.
    • We are aware of our­selves as a role model and feel com­mit­ted to it.


    Top-​class basic research, applied research and research-​oriented teach­ing at Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy tes­tify to the enor­mous pro­duc­tiv­ity and moti­va­tion of this uni­ver­sity sit­u­ated in the heart of Europe. Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy is posi­tion­ing itself and mak­ing a name for itself in the Cen­tral Euro­pean research area as a trend­set­ter. It also co-​operates with part­ner uni­ver­si­ties and extra-​university facil­i­ties within the frame­work of inter­na­tional net­works. Estab­lish­ing excel­lent con­tacts with indus­try and the busi­ness world are an every­day activ­ity at Graz Uni­ver­sity of Technology.

    Fields of Expertise

    Five trend-​setting areas in research and teach­ing are respon­si­ble for the unmis­tak­able fin­ger print that is char­ac­ter­is­tic of the uni­ver­sity in the heart of Europe on its way to becom­ing part of the inter­na­tional elite. The Fields of Exper­tise will be strength­ened by the­mat­i­cally new pro­fes­sor­ships, invest­ments as well as inten­sive co-​operation between indus­try and busi­ness. These close con­tacts are reflected in numer­ous par­tic­i­pa­tions in sci­en­tific com­pe­tence cen­tres and research net­works. Co-​operations with sci­en­tific part­ner insti­tu­tions act as another dri­ving force to success.


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