REFLESS project partners-University of Graz

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REFLESS project partners-University of Graz

  1. 1. University of Graz International Relations page 1 www.uni-graz.at
  2. 2. Graz UNESCO’s World Heritage Cultural Capital 2003 Inhabitants: 250.000 (second largest city in Austria) Students: 50.000 4 Universities 2 Universities of Applied Sciences (FH) 2 University Colleges of Teacher Education University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  3. 3. The University University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  4. 4. Historical Key Data 1585 - Foundation of the University by Archduke Karl II of Inner Austria, including a Philosophical and a Theological Faculty at the Jesuit College. 1778 - Foundation of the Faculty of Law. 1782 - Transformation into a Lycée. 1827 - Re-opening as Karl-Franzens-Universität by the Emperor Franz I. 1863 - Opening of the main building on today’s campus area; Foundation of the Faculty of Medicine. 2004 - During the university reform, the Faculty of Medicine becomes an autonomous university. University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  5. 5. People and Faces <ul><li>Various famous scientists have taught and researched as professors at Austria’s second oldest university – among them also Nobel Prize winners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fritz Pregl (1923 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julius Wagner von Jauregg (1927 Nobel Prize for Medicine), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erwin Schrödinger (1933 Nobel Prize for Physics), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Otto Loewi (1936 Nobel Prize for Medicine), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victor F. Hess (1936 Nobel Prize for Physics) and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Karl von Frisch (1973 Nobel Prize for Medicine). </li></ul></ul>University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger Otto Loewi Nobel Prize for Medicine 1936 Fritz Pregl Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1923 Victor Hess Nobel Prize for Physics 1936
  6. 6. The Organisation Legal situation: New law implemented in 2004: Universities act autonomously University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger Autonomy, Participation, Cost-Effectivness
  7. 7. University of Graz: Strategy Development Plan Target and Performance Agreement Ministry Rectorate Organisational units Departments Persons University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  8. 8. Faculties <ul><ul><li>Arts and Humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and Economic Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education </li></ul></ul>University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  9. 9. Study Offers 70 Fields of Study 74 Departments 2.560 Academics (14% int.) 1.000 Administrative Staff 27.000 Students (10% int.) University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger Diploma Programs Secondary School Teacher Accreditation Programs Bachelor Programs Master Programs Doctoral Programs
  10. 10. Students Arts and Humanities 7.750 Natural Sciences 5.840 Social and Economic Sciences 6.100 Law 4.900 Theology 620 Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education 4.700 Interdisciplinary 550 University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger 27.000 Students from 100 different countries (10 % international students; mainly from neighbouring countries, South Eastern Europe, EU and USA)
  11. 11. Languages at the University of Graz Bachelor and Master Programs in: English and American Studies Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Romance Studies Russian Slovenian Linguistics Transcultural Communication Transcultural Communication & German Studies (BA) Interpreting (MA) Translation (MA) University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger University Training Courses : German as a Foreign Language European Masters in Conference Interpreting Community Interpreting Language Center: Treffpunkt Sprachen – Center for Languages, Plurilingualism and Didactics
  12. 12. International Relations <ul><li>Main objective: </li></ul><ul><li>to strengthen the quality in teaching & research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Focus South-Eastern Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Focus Joint Degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of Summer Schools </li></ul></ul>University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  13. 13. Mobility 670 outgoing und 640 incoming mobility students 500 partners worldwide 300 partner universities in Europe 20 university wide agreements on the basis of at least 3 areas of co-operation in at least 2 faculties Member of Utrecht Network and Coimbra Group and other networks University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  14. 14. Cooperation Partners* University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger * Countries with cooperation partners are marked in green
  15. 15. Strategic Focus: South-Eastern Europe University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  16. 16. Focus Southeast Europe: Targets <ul><ul><li>Involvement WITH, engagement FOR and IN Southeast Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special funds for research, teaching activities and studies in SEE relevant topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness raising within and outside the university about strengths and values of cooperations with and in SEE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement in bilateral and international projects dealing with curricula development, building structural measures, quality assurance ect. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement of all stakeholders at the university. </li></ul></ul>University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger
  17. 17. Mobility Programs <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ERASMUS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMECW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISEP, AEN, MAUI, SEN, UN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEEPUS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research stipends for bachelor and master theses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial support for self-organized short-term mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Schools </li></ul></ul>University of Graz, Austria Alexandra Edlinger <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ERASMUS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMECW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Training (STT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visiting professorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial support for individual and group mobility </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Thank you for your attention! page 18 www.uni-graz.at

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