University of Graz, Austria, 15-17 October 2008

Founded in 1585 as one of the oldest universities in Central Europe, the University of Graz (UG) was and still is a home for numerous famous scientists. Its long academic tradition encompassing a wide range of disciplines has resulted in many revolutionary discoveries. With over 21.000 students and 3000 staff members, UG is one of the largest universities in Austria offering more than 40 bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. As a comprehensive university it concentrates on the core activities of research and education at 5 faculties (Catholic Theology, Law, Humanities, Social Sciences & Economics, Natural Sciences).
UG is a public higher education institution with a strong international profile. Close ties with almost 500 universities world-wide form the basis for the mobility of students, faculty and staff and numerous joint projects in teaching and research as well as organizational and curriculum development. UG also profits from visits of guest professors and guest researchers who contribute significantly to the internationalisation of the institution. By participating in various educational programs and networks within the EU, UG co-operates successfully with about 300 European partner institutions.
On the European level, UG can look back on a successful decade participating in the SOCRATES programme, supporting the mobility of students and teachers and taking part in a wide number of projects. UG has a strong commitment to the aims of the Bologna Process and the creation of a European Higher Education Area.

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