University of Graz

Hauptgebaeude Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz © Universität Graz/Tzivanopoulos/Konstantinos Tzivanopoulos

The University of Graz is Austria’s second oldest and second largest university. Through decades of intensive collaboration with institutions in South-Eastern Europe it has acquired a profound knowledge about this region, which has become a main interdisciplinary focus. Students can choose from a total of more than 120 studies. Bachelor’s, master’s and joint degree programmes as well as summer schools provide compatibility with international systems. Selected doctoral programmes create an ideal basisfor an academic 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 500 partner institutions worldwide embodies the integration of the Universityof Graz in a global network, enriches the scientific life and ensures high quality of teachingand research.

Faculties and programmes

Arts and Humanities | Business, Economics and Social Sciences |Catholic Theology | Environmental, Regional and EducationalSciences | Law | Natural Sciences


NAWI Graz. With NAWI Graz the University of Graz and GrazUniversity of Technology have created a co-operation thatis unique in Austria. NAWI Graz stands for joint teaching,research and doctoral programmes in the natural sciences.Joint degree programmes have been established in the fieldsof chemistry, technical and molecular biosciences, mathematics,physics and geosciences.

Joint Degrees. Currently the University of Graz coordinatesnine joint degree programmes on MA level and one on PhDlevel with renowned international partner universities andalso participates in another three programmes as a partnerinstitution. They enhance the international profile of theUniversity, offer an interdisciplinary academic approach andincrease the employability of the graduates on the internationaljob market.

Environmental Research. The research core area »Environmentand Global Change« joins research groups from climate-and environmental physics, meteorology, environmentalchemistry, hydrogeology, environmental biology, environmentaleconomics and sociology, geography and regionalresearch, systems sciences and sustainability research,environmental ethics and environmental law in Graz. Thefocus lies on the analysis and monitoring of climate and environmentalchange and its impacts, on the analysis of the roleof human beings and the identification of transition pathstowards sustainable regional development and innovation.