University of Graz

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University of Graz
Graz
UNESCO’s World Heritage
Cultural Capital 2003
UNESCO City of Design 2011
Inhabitants: 270.000 (second largest city in
Austria)
Students: more than 45.000
4 Universities
2 Universities of Applied Sciences (FH)
2 University Colleges of Teacher Education
Graz – in the heart of Europe
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Graz – starting point for diverse activities
Schöckl*
Riegersburg*
Thalersee*
GRAZ
Steirisches Weinland*
©Schladming Dachstein
Buschenschank*
*Copyright Graz Tourismus
Facts and Figures
Founded in 1585
7 organisational units:
6 faculties, 1 university
administration
76 departments
30,000 students
4,700 new students
– 2,600 graduates per academic
year, of which approximately
200 receive a doctor’s degree
– 100 study courses
– 3,800 employees, of which
2,600 are scientists
– 180,000 m2 net floor area
– A budget of 184 million euros
per year
Study Offers
100 Fields of Study
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Diploma Programs
76 Departments
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Secondary School Teacher
Accreditation Programs
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Bachelor Programs
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Master Programs
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Doctoral Programs
3.900 Staff (total)
- including:
2.700 Academic Staff
31.500 Students
4.650 Beginners
3.000 Graduates
Students
Humanities
Natural Sciences
Social and Economic
Sciences
Law
Catholic Theology
8.200
6.211
•About 31.500 Students from 100
different countries
•(Data: winter term 2012/13)
6.065
5.054
606
Environmental and Regional
Sciences and Education
5.071
Interdisciplinary
777
About 17 % international
students: mainly from
neighbouring countries, SEE, EU
and USA
(Data: winter term 2011/12)
Research core areas
Inter-university research core areas
•Modeling and Simulation
•Molecular Enzymology and Physiology
•Brain and Behaviour
•Environment and Global Change
University research core areas
•Heterogeneity and Cohesion
•Cultural History and Interpretation of Europe
•Learning – Education – Knowledge
Research Centers at the
University of Graz
•Center for Inter-American Studies
•Wegener Center for Climate and Global
Change
•European Training and Research Centre for
Human Rights and Democracy
•Coordination Centre for Women’s Studies,
Gender Research and Affirmative Action for
Women
•Center for Social Competence
Mobility
1.000 outgoing und 800 incoming mobility students
during the academic year 2011/12
500 partners worldwide
- including: 300 partner universities in Europe
Member of Utrecht Network, Coimbra Group and
other networks
International Mobility Students
Degree-Seeking Students – Admission Office
Mobility Students – IRO (with Admissions Office)
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Welcome Week
Housing (Austrian Exchange Service)
Buddy/Mentor System + Program of Events
Support with visa/residence permit
Academic Advising for all incoming mobility students
German courses-Intensive Courses, Semester Courses
Courses in Intercultural Competence
Facilities for students with special needs
JoinEU-SEE Students
•JoinEU-SEE I : 67 Students
•JoinEU-SEE II: 33 Students
•JoinEU-SEE III: 33 Students
•JoinEU-SEE IV: 25 Students
Language
A lot of courses offered in English across
the curriculum http://international.unigraz.at/en/s-inc/courses-in-english/
Full degree programs are taught in
German, i.e. degree students (except
PhD natural sciences) need a proficiency
of C1 in German at the time of
application
Picture: Janine Comstock
Thanks for being all ears!
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