Universität Graz was founded in 1585 and is Austria’s second oldest university. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates, have taught and researched here. UG has 32,500 students and 4,300 employees.
The University of Graz regards itself as an international institution for education and research committed to research and teaching for the benefit of society. It is Universität Graz’s policy to maintain freedom in research and teaching, which permanently commits us to social, political and technological developments. The Universität Graz fosters topical and methodological variety within an international cooperation network. Teaching has the same value as research and is developed according to high quality standards. Universität Graz’s international networking in the fields of teaching, research, organisational and HR development has increased considerably in the context of building the European Higher Education Area. At the University of Graz, gender equality, equal opportunity and affirmative action for women have special priority.
The University of Graz is the project coordinator. Its main role concerns the entire project coordination and management. The objectives are to carry out the project on time and within the frames of the budget, to ensure quality and to maintain the oversight over the work packages.