Graz University of Technology

Graz University of Technology (German: Technische Universität Graz, short TU Graz) is one of five universities in Styria, Austria. It was founded in 1811 by Archduke John of Austria and is the oldest science and technology research and educational institute in Austria. It currently comprises seven faculties and is a public university. It offers 19 bachelors and 34 masters study programmes (of which 17 are in English) across all technology and natural science disciplines. Doctoral training is organised in 14 English-speaking doctoral schools. The university has more than 13,000 students, and approximately 2,000 students graduate every year. Science study programmes are offered in the framework of NAWI Graz together with the University of Graz.

The university has a staff of 3,850.[3] Research areas are combined in five fields of expertise.

TU Graz, the University of Leoben and TU Wien form the network Austrian Universities of Technology (TU Austria)[5] with more than 43,000 students and 10,000 staff.

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.

1811: The Joanneum is founded by Archduke John of Austria. The first subjects taught were physics, chemistry, astronomy, mineralogy, botany, and technology, and Friedrich Mohs was appointed first professor for mineralogy in 1812.[6]

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.

1975: It is divided into five faculties and renamed Technische Universität Graz, Erzherzog-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.

Students at TU Graz have a choice of 19 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. Continuing education is offered in the framework of Lifelong Learning and consists of nine part-time master’s programmes and university programmes plus a range of other courses.

In the 20019 Shanghai ranking of universities/Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, it is in the 101–150 range in Computer Science & Engineeringing and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and in the 201–300 range in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. In the subjects Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth Sciences as well as Energy Science & Engineering, Graz University of Technology can be found in the 301–400 range. In Mathematics it is in the group 401–500. In the 2021 Leiden Ranking, the PPtop10% analysis puts it on position 279, the PPindustry ranks Graz University of Technology on place 23.