Founded in 1585, the University of Graz is the second largest and at the same time one of the most innovative universities in Austria.
The core purpose of the university is to explore key issues that are central to our society, to identify solutions to problems, and to provide responsible guidance and education for young people so that they can help shape the way society develops in the future.
As a modern place of science, the University of Graz fosters topical and methodological variety in research on an international level. It bundles top-quality research in currently five Fields of Excellence, which are distinguished by outstanding achievements, international successes and socially relevant topics: Climate Change Graz, BioHealth, Complexity of Life in Basic Research and Innovation (COLIBRI), Smart Regulation, and Dimensions of Europeanisation.
Students are trained to become independent and critically thinking graduates with broad academic experience and high levels of subject expertise and social skills. In teaching, research, knowledge exchange and university management, Uni Graz sets itself high standards in all aspects of sustainability in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.