The Rector’s Welcome Address
The University of Graz is a 21st century research institute that builds on foundations which were laid over 430 years ago. Our university tackles important issues for the future: the increasingly apparent effects of climate change, and the challenges it presents for our modern society, are being addressed and critically considered at the University of Graz.
Our researchers are raising questions today which will help to shape the world of tomorrow. During the course of their studies, our students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to equip themselves for the demands of a diverse and digital society. Specific funding programmes encourage them to broaden their horizons and they gain insights into the work of internationally respected research groups. The University of Graz offers a range of innovative, modern, future-oriented study programmes, and is part of a close-knit network of universities throughout the region, Austria and the world.
Cooperative programmes such as NAWI Graz (natural sciences, with Graz University of Technology) and BioTechMed-Graz (with the Medical University of Graz and Graz University of Technology) offer prime examples of leading-edge research being carried out here. Excellent technical infrastructure and a superb study environment offer students the ideal conditions for nurturing critical thinking skills and personal development. Research and teaching are closely linked. In our lecture halls, the ideas of tomorrow are already being taught to the next generation.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Christa Neuper
Rector of the University of Graz