University of Graz
University of Graz

Continente: Europe

Country: Austria

Address: Auenbruggerplatz 2, A-8036 Graz, Austria

Web Site: www.uni-graz.at



About University of Graz:

The University of Graz (German: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), located in Graz, Austria, is the largest and oldest university in Styria, as well as the second-largest and second-oldest university in Austria. The university was founded in 1585 by Archduke Charles II of Austria. The bull of 1 January 1586, published on 15 April 1586, was approved by Pope Sixtus V. For most of its existence it was controlled by the Catholic Church, and was closed in 1782 by Emperor Joseph II in an attempt to gain state control over educational institutions. Joseph II transformed it into a lyceum, where civil servants and medical personnel were trained. In 1827 it was re-instituted as a university by Emperor Francis I, thus gaining the name Karl-Franzens-Universität, meaning Charles Francis University. Over 30,000 students are currently enrolled at the university. The university is divided into six faculties, the two largest are the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The other faculties are the Faculty of Law; the Faculty of Business, Economic and Social sciences; the Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences; and the Faculty of Catholic Theology. The Faculty of Medicine was separated from the university by state legislation in 2004 and became an independent university – the Medical University of Graz. The faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate (BA, BSc), graduate (MA, MSc), and doctoral degree (PhD) programmes, as well as special teaching degrees in their specific areas of expertise. Since its re-installation, the university has been home to many internationally renowned scientists and thinkers. Ludwig Boltzmann was professor at the university twice, first from 1869 to 1873 and then from 1876 to 1890, while he was developing his statistical theory of heat. Nobel Laureate Otto Loewi taught at the university from 1909 till 1938 and Victor Franz Hess (Nobel prize 1936) graduated in Graz and taught there from 1920 to 1931 and from 1937 to 1938. The physicist Erwin Schrödinger briefly was chancellor of the university in 1936.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 452 403 396 397 381 403 463 470 - - 551-600 601-650

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 351-400 401-450
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
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BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - 269 300 - - - - - 351-400 401-450
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics - - - 233 - 241 297 285 - - 346 401-450
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Physics - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - - 401-450