University of Graz

The University of Graz, which was founded in 1585, is Austria’s second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates, have taught and researched here.

With some 31,500 students and 3,900 employees the University of Graz contributes significantly to the vibrating life of the Styrian capital. Its location in Europe encourages a lively scientific, economic and cultural exchange with South-East Europe, from which not only the city benefits, but also its educational institutions.

Facts and Figures
  • Founded in 1585
  • 7 organisational units: 6 faculties, 1 university administration
  • 76 institutes
  • 31,500 students
  • 4,700 new students
  • 3,000 graduates per academic year, of which approximately 200 receive a doctor’s degree
  • 100 study courses
  • 3,900 employees, of which 2,700are scientists
  • 180,000 m2 net floor area
  • A budget of 204 million euros per year