January 9, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Political Science, International Relations
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University of Graz Office of International Relations

University of Graz

Facts and Figures •76 Departments •3.933 Staff (total) - including: 2.700 Academic Staff

•31.578 Students •4.648 Beginners •3.011 Graduates

€€€ A budget of approx. 180 million Euro per year

STUDENTS: Humanities Natural Sciences Social and Economic Sciences Law Catholic Theology Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education •Interdisciplinary

9.010 7.049 5.705 4.897 595 5.914 1.353

6 Faculties • Catholic Theology • Law • Business, Economic and Social Sciences • Arts and Humanities

• Natural Sciences • Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences

Broad range of study programmes • More than 100 study programmes at six faculties • Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees • Special doctoral programmes  9 Doctoral Studies  14 Doctoral Schools  10 Doctoral Colleges  16 Doctoral Programmes

• 19 secondary school teacher accreditation programmes

Research Core Areas at the University of Graz Inter-university research core areas

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Modeling and Simulation Molecular Enzymology and Physiology Brain and Behaviour Environment and Global Change

University research core areas

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Heterogeneity and Cohesion Cultural History and Interpretation of Europe Learning – Education – Knowledge

Research at the University Level facts and figures 2013 • 264 proposals of third party projects • revenues from third party projects about € 24.32 Mio. • 16 notified inventions • 13 applications for a patent • 3 granted patents

Research Management Service 3


Promotion of Research Research Projects: Quality Assurance, Agreements and Financing

Technology and Knowledge Transfer

• Promotion of Research  Information and advice on research funding programmes (FWF, FFG, HORIZON 2020,…)  University funding + Awards and grants for academics  Research newsletter

• Research Projects: QA, Agreements and Financing Project management and controlling  Financial calculations of third-party funded projects  Coordination of EU audits  Quality assurance of project-relevant data Legal counseling  Legal advice in all research-relevant fields  Research contracts and cooperation agreements

• Technology and Knowledge Transfer  Support of projects between academia and business  Employee inventions and patents  University spin-off companies – Science Park Graz

Office of International Relations


International Relations Main objective: to strengthen the quality in teaching & research

• Increasing mobility • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Projects • Joint Degree Programmes • Short-term Programmes • Internationalisation of teaching & research through international partnerships

Focus Regions:

• South-Eastern Europe • The Americas

Mobility • •

about 1.000 outgoing und 800 incoming mobility students 500 partners worldwide - including: 300 partner universities in Europe

13 Joint Degree Programmes

26 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Projects

Member of Utrecht Network, Coimbra Group and other networks

Mobility Programmes Students ERASMUS ERASMUS Mundus Action 2 Joint Study ISEP, AEN, MAUI, SEN, UN CEEPUS Research stipends for bachelor, master and doctoral theses Financial support for selforganized short-term mobility Short-term programmes Summer Schools

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Staff ERASMUS ERASMUS Mundus Action 2 Internships Staff Training (STT) Visiting professorship Minnesota Financial support for individual and group mobility

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Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Programmes During the academic year 2013/14, the University of Graz is involved in 8 new Erasmus Mundus programmes: JoinEU-SEE > PENTA (Western Balkan), coordinator: University of Graz Euro-Asian CEA 2 (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan) SILKROUTE (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan) IANUS II (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus) EU-METALLIC II (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya)

Al Idrisi II (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya) EMAIL III (Israel) EUROSA +(South Africa)

Joint Degree Programmes The University of Graz coordinates the following Joint Degree Programmes: PhD Diversity Management and Governance MA Cultural Sociology MA English & American Studies MA Gender Studies MA History of South-Eastern Europe MA Jüdische Studien - Geschichte jüdischer Kulturen (Jewish Studies) MA South Eastern European Studies Msc Sustainable Development Erasmus Mundus Master in Industrial Ecology (MIND)

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The University of Graz participates as partner in the following programmes: MA Euromachs – University Coimbra German Philology of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age MA in Interpreting (Slovene/German/English) – University Ljubljana MA in Translation (Slovene/German/English/French) – University Ljubljana

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Further Programmes in preparation: Global Studies on Management and Information Science Empirical Economics (Double Degree)

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Tempus Programmes ongoing

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PhD in Food Science & Technology & Creating Capacities for PhD Reform at the University of Prishtina / Kosovo ([email protected]) INTERFACE: Developing and setting up measures for initiating, enhancing and sustaining Higher-Education-Society Cooperation Reforming Foreign Language Studies in Serbia (ReFLeSS) Education for Sustainable Development beyond the Campus UNIMIG: Migration and Higher Education - Building Skills and Capacity Empowering Universities to fulfil their Responsibility for Quality Assurance (EUREQA)

Tempus Programmes ongoing

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ConSus HE: Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations Strengthening the Specific Role of Universities as LLL Institutions, SSRULLI SIPUS: Strengthening of Internationalisation Policies at Universities in Serbia The Establishment of a Foundation for the Integration of Disabled People into HEIs Modernizing and harmonizing maritime education in Montenegro and Albania - MArED of Azerbaijan [ESFIDIP]

Current Strategic Aims for Internationalisation


Strategic Aim -1 Supporting the mobility of students and early-stage researchers

Analysis of mobility obstacles

Defining and monitoring mobility numbers

Broadening the scope of mobility programmes

Allocating budgets for mobility grants for early-stage researchers

Strategic Aim - 2 Improving competitiveness by strengthening the international dimension

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“Teaching in English” and raising the number of classes taught in English Joint/Double Degree programmes and improving implementation procedures Promoting international recruitment

Strategic Aim -3 Developing international strategic partnerships

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As part of its internationalisation strategy, the University of Graz aims at defining and intensifying close strategic partnerships with leading international universities.

Strategic cooperation = “intentionally designed, planned and controlled cooperation in order to promote one’s own interests” (cf. Neuberger, 1998) Objectives:

- strengthening research through scientific cooperation - improving international offers for lecturers and students - improvement & intensification of the promotion researchers

- joint procurement of third-party funds



Involvement in SIPUS


Work Packages WP1 : Development and Advancement of National Legislative for Internationalisation

Input to the comparative study on national legislative for internationalisation of HE and research among EU partner countries and Serbia.

WP2 : Advancement of University integrative function through

Internationalisation of Education, Research and Academic Mobility

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Hosting the study visit to be organized in cooperation with WUS Austria presenting at workshop in Novi Sad on best practices of academic and administrative support for international students and staff and organization of joint and double degrees, and writing guidelines for institutional practices and regulations regarding academic recognition of mobility periods

Work Packages WP3: NHANCEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN LARGE-SCALE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION Participation at the workshop in Belgrade on best practices in building institutional capacities for participation within ERA and advancing the service of international projects’ development and management at university level.

WP7 : Management

Management of project activities, budget and financial reporting at institutional level. Attending Consortium meetings.

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