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Technische Universität Graz
|Motto||Wissen – Technik – Leidenschaft|
Motto in English
|Science – Technology – Passion|
Institute of technology
|Location||Graz, Styria, Austria|
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 currently comprises seven faculties. The university is a public university. It offers 18 bachelors and 33 masters study programmes (of which 14 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 3,251. Research areas are combined in five fields of expertise.
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.
Campus buildings at the Graz University of Technology
1811: The Joanneum is founded by Archduke John of Austria. The first subjects taught were physics, chemistry, astronomy, mineralogy, botany, and technology.
1864: The Styrian government makes it a Technische Hochschule.
1874: The Technische Hochschule is taken over by the state.
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.
1955: It is divided into three faculties.
1975: It is divided into five faculties and renamed Technische Universität Graz, Erherzog-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.
The university consists of seven faculties:
Students at TU Graz have a choice of 18 bachelor programmes and 31 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.
In the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Graz University of Technology can be found in the 401–500 bracket. In the 2017 Shanghai ranking of universities/Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, it is in the 101–150 range. In the subjects Computer Science & Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Energy Science & Engineering it is in the 201-300 range. In the subjects Mathematics and Chemistry, Graz University of Technology can be found in the 301-400 range.
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