Graz University is the largest and oldest university located in Graz, Austria. The second-largest in Austria founded in 1585 and currently, the Catholic Church controlled its existence, instituted in 1827 as a university of emperor France. More than 30000 students enrolled at the University.
The university is allocated into six faculties, and 120 study programs. In six faculties, two of them are the largest the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the remaining of them Faculty of Law; the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social sciences; the Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences; and the Faculty of Catholic Theology. One of the faculties is separated from University it was Medicine in 2004 and became an independent and named The Medical University of Graz. The faculties offer many undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programmes, as well as special teaching degrees in their special areas of expertise.
The University of Graz does not have a specific faculty of engineering still. The Graz University of Technology is concentrated on engineering and technology, gives undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in coalition with the university’s Faculty of Natural Sciences under the name “NAWI Graz”. The major purpose behind the coalition was to avoid duplication of efforts specifically in cost-intensive subjects such as chemistry.
The university attracted many students from Slovenia because of the Slovenian border is geographically is very close to the university. The ranking of University in top 300 in Arts and Humanities, in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, whereas all other subject areas remain behind. Many national and international students are enrolled in the university and heavily engaged in international mobility programmes. Graz currently offers a range of study and research opportunities with around 500 partner organisations around the globe.
Courses at university are taught mainly in German and English. The students are expected to have a level of proficiency in the language doctoral programme (PhD) in Natural Sciences does not run but language uses in English. UNESCO awarded World Heritage status to the University of Graz.
Statistics from TopUniversities (2019):
- QS Global World Ranking: #311
- Research Output: Very High
- Total Students: 6,398
- Academic Faculty Staff: 1,294
- International Students: 1,260
Admission Office Contact Details:
Contact details: Harrachgasse 28 8010 Graz
Tel: +43 (0)316 380 – 1066