Science, passion, technology. Graz University of Technology has built up an impressive record of achievements in teaching and research over 200 years.Five areas of strength–the five Fields of Expertise –go to form the unmistakeable academic fingerprint of the Styrian university at the heart of Europe.
Currently, some 13,500 studentsfrom almost 100countriestake advantage of a full range of science and engineering subjects in seven faculties and some 100 institutes –their fingers on the pulse of the times through close networks with cutting-edge research. Around 2,000 graduates leave the University each year and find superb career opportunities on the job market. The powerful network of Graz University of Technology with industry, business and research leads to extraordinarily successful co-operations, such as NAWI Graz, BioTechMed-Graz and TU Austria. The future-oriented focus of Graz University of Technologyis its carefully implemented internationalisation. With the conversion of PhD and master’s programmes into English, students are ideally equipped for the global market place. Added to this are strategicco-operations with internationally chosen leading universities.
As a twenty-first-century research institution with more than 430 years of tradition, the University of Graz takes a clear position on the essential social questions of the present and the future. To do this, we have developed Fields of Excellence in which we aspire to be international leaders. These fields are Climate (change) Research, BioHealth, Complexity of Life research, Dimensions of Europeanisation, and the effects of technical innovations on law and the economy (“Smart Regulation”). In addition, we will also continue to strengthen our research activities in all other fields, including unconventional research.
The University of Graz must be a strong player both locally and in the world. This means our research must be competitive and internationally established, not only in the context of cooperative agreements but also regarding major programmes related to research financing and leveraging. The future lies in networks that create and share knowledge. In this regard we will also intensively address questions related to ongoing digitisation so that we can actively shape the future.
Universities are sites of scholarly and intellectual endeavour, yet they are also places where human beings come together. They are not just institutions; they have a heart and soul. They have a long tradition of holding clear values and stand for integrity in terms of openness and dealing with socio-political subjects. We must ensure that the University continues to remain a place that promotes open and free thinking, both for our sake and for the future development of our society.
In this spirit: We work for tomorrow – Laboramus pro futuro
The University of Vienna has a clear social mission: to educate the next generation of students and conduct research to contribute to the further development of our location’s capacity for innovation. The University’s openness to new ideas is therefore the driving force of research, enabling it to find answers to the pressing issues of our time.
The University of Vienna is a modern and, at the same time, a long-standing, large institution which considers it an obligation to carry out quality-oriented research and research-led teaching. In the field of research, it cooperates with industry, cultural institutions and society. Approximately 10,000 students graduate from the University of Vienna every year. The University prepares them for a professional career and encourages critical thinking and self-determined decision-making.
One of Europe‘s oldest and largest universities, the University of Vienna offers a diversity of 178 degree programmes. At its 20 faculties and centres, the University employs 9,900 people, of which 6,900 are academics. Some 89,000 national and international students are currently enrolled.