Graz University of Technology

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The Graz University of Technology (German: Technische Universität Graz, short TU Graz) is the second largest university in Styria, Austria, after the University of Graz. Austria has three universities of technology – in Graz, in Leoben, and in Vienna.[1] The Graz University of Technology was founded in 1811 by Archduke John of Austria. TU Graz is a public university. In the academic year 2013/14, 15.9% of the students were from abroad and 22.6% of the students were female out of the 12,565 students enrolled at the TU Graz.[2]

Campus[edit]

The University has multiple campuses, as it is mainly situated on three sites in the city, two in the centre of Graz and one in the southeast of the city.

  • Alte Technik (Rechbauerstrasse / Lessingstrasse)
  • Neue Technik (Kopernikusgasse / Petersgasse)
  • Inffeldgasse

Campus buildings at the Graz University of Technology

History[edit]

1811: The Joanneum is founded by Archduke John of Austria. The first subjects taught were physics, chemistry, astronomy, mineralogy, botany, and technology.

1864: The Styrian government makes it a Technische Hochschule.

1874: The Technische Hochschule is taken over by the state.

1888: Opening of the Main Building (Alte Technik) by Franz Joseph I of Austria.

1901: The Technische Hochschule is granted the right to award doctorates.

1955: It is divided into three faculties.

1975: It is divided into five faculties and renamed Technische Universität Graz, Erherzog-Johann Universität (Graz University of Technology, Archduke-Johann-University).

2004: The new Austrian university law (UG 2002) is fully implemented – the university is divided into seven faculties.

Organization[edit]

The university consists of seven faculties:

  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences
  • Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Technical Physics
  • Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering, Biotechnology

Teaching[edit]

Students at TU Graz have a choice of 18 bachelor programmes and 34 master programmes. Graduates receive the academic degrees BSc, MSc or Diplom-Ingenieur/-in (Dipl.-Ing.). The doctoral programmes (Dr.techn. and Dr.rer.nat.) are offered as postgraduate programmes.

Studies[edit]

Bachelor programmes:

  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Chemistry (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Civil Engineering with Environment and Construction Management
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering (in cooperation with the University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz)
  • Environmental Systems Sciences / Natural Sciences - Technology (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics
  • Molecular Biology (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Software Development and Business Management
  • Mathematics (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Physics (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Telematics

Master programmes:

  • Architecture
  • Advanced Materials Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bio Sciences
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedical Sciences (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
    • Biotechnology (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
    • Molecular Microbiology (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
    • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering (in cooperation with the University of Graz, taught in English)
    • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Chemistry
    • Chemistry (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
    • Technical Chemistry (in cooperation with the University of Graz, taught in English)
  • Civil Engineering
    • Civil Engineering, Environment and Transportation
    • Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering
    • Civil Engineering, Geotechnics and Hydraulics
    • Construction Management and Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science (taught in English)
  • Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering and Business
    • Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering (in cooperation with the University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz)
  • Environmental Systems Sciences / Natural Sciences - Technology (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Geosciences
    • Earth Sciences (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
    • Geomatics Science
    • Geo Spatial Technologies (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics
    • Production Science and Management (taught in English)
  • Plant Sciences (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Software Development and Business Management
  • Space Sciences and Earth from Space (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
  • Technical Mathematics
    • Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
    • Industrial Mathematics
    • Mathematical Computer Science (in cooperation with the University of Graz)
    • Technical Mathematics, Operations Research and Statistics
  • Technical Physics
  • Telematics

Teacher training courses:

  • Descriptive Geometry
  • Computer Science and Computer Science Management

Doctoral programmes:

  • Doctoral Programme of Engineering
  • Doctoral Programme of Natural Sciences

Postgraduate university courses (some of which are held in English):

  • Cleanroom Technology
  • Hydropower
  • NATM – New Austrian Tunnelling Method Engineering
  • Paper and Pulp Technology
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Traffic Accident Research
  • Traffic Accident Research - Aviation Safety


[as of September 2014][3]

Facts and figures[edit]

  • Beginners: 1,894
  • Graduates (academic year 2012/13): 1,934
  • Federal budget 2013: €138.6m
  • Income from third-party funds 2013: €56.7m
  • Floor space (m²): 234,414
  • Non-academic staff: 906
  • Academic staff: 1,470 (of which project staff 820)

Data from: 2013/14[4]

Rankings[edit]

The Graz University of Technology possesses good position in international rankings. Top Study Links University Rankings 2010 ranks the Graz University of Technology as the 3rd best university in Austria. The university is ranked 245th in the world.

Notable alumni[edit]

Spin-offs and start-ups[edit]

There are companies that have been spun-out of the university by faculty and students, based on technology created at TU Graz; with the exception of non-profit research spin-offs these companies need licenses through the university since implementation of the 2002 University Act in 2004.

Forschungsholding TU Graz GmbH manages shares of spin-offs and is responsible for out-licensing:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TU Austria – Austrian Universities of Technology
  2. ^ "Statistics at a glance". TU Graz Statistics. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Studying at TU Graz". TU Graz. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at a glance". TU Graz Statistics. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Nikola Tesla: the European Years, D. Mrkich
  6. ^ Wohinz, Josef W. (16 May 2006). "Nikola Tesla und Graz" (in German). Technischen Universität Graz. Retrieved 29 January 2006. 
  7. ^ Wohinz, Josef W. (Ed,) (2006). Nikola Tesla und die Technik in Graz. Graz, Austria: Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz. pp.  16. ISBN 3-902465-39-5. 
  8. ^ Kulishich, Kosta (27 August 1931). "Tesla Nearly Missed His Career as Inventor: College Roommate Tells". Newark News. . Cited in Seifer, Marc, The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, 1996

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°04′08″N 15°27′00″E / 47.06889°N 15.45000°E / 47.06889; 15.45000