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Partner institutions & networks

International partner institutions

The University of Graz cooperates bilaterally with around 500 excellent partner institutions worldwide.


Erasmus+ is one of the best-known EU funding programmes and enables all university staff to study, teach or train abroad, among other things. The University of Graz has successfully participated in the programme since 1992 and offers students and staff a wide range of mobility and cooperation opportunities. Since 2015, the University of Graz has also been cooperating with non-European universities within the framework of Erasmus+ International.

The University of Graz has around 340 Erasmus+ partner institutions within and outside Europe. In addition, the Erasmus+ programme also facilitates international educational projects.


* The Intranet is only accessible for Uni Graz staff.

Other international agreements

Outside of the Erasmus+ programme, the University of Graz has around 150 partner institutions within and outside Europe. These bilateral or multilateral agreements can enable mobility, or are concluded within the framework of projects or international study programmes.

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Strategic partnerships

The strategic partnerships have developed from particularly active cooperation in multiple areas. Planned joint projects are recorded in an annual work plan, you can find information on this at the respective strategic partner institution.


There has been close cooperation with the University of Leipzig since 1987. The cooperation covers numerous projects and activities in teaching and research as well as in topics of university development. Institutes from all faculties as well as several units from administration are currently involved. In addition, the Universities of Graz and Leipzig are partners in ARQUS - European University Alliance and both members of the Utrecht Network.


Montclair and Graz are linked by a long-standing, extensive partnership: Graz and Montclair have been twin cities since as early as 1950, and they also offer students a scholarship for studying abroad. Through the acquisition of EU funds via the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Programme, more student and teacher mobilities can be funded. In the academic field, cooperation focuses primarily on the natural sciences NAWI (biology, life sciences, chemistry, mathematics, psychology), social sciences SOWI (Transatlantic Entrepreneurship Academy) and environmental and regional sciences and education URBI (cooperation in the Green Team Internship Programme at Montclair State University).

The cooperation with the University of Ljubljana has existed since 1992, when a first university-wide cooperation agreement was signed. In 2016, the cooperation agreement was renewed and forms the basis of the strategic partnership. Annual Joint Doctoral Seminars, cooperation in teaching and research as well as exchange through Erasmus+, CEEPUS networks and other offers on student and staff level strengthen the cooperation in numerous areas.


The cooperation with Waterloo began in 1990 and initially focused on the fields of sociology and mathematics. This focus has been expanded and now also includes cooperation in the field of sustainability research and international law. Mobilities to Waterloo are mainly funded by the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Programme.


The strategic cooperation in research and teaching was sealed in 2019 and is based primarily on the long-standing cooperation between the Graz Schumpeter Centre and Nanjing University. The interest in closer academic cooperation is broad and ranges from environmental systems science/climate change to law and various disciplines in the field of natural sciences.

International Networks

Networks foster the internationalisation of the university and - depending on the focus and orientation - also enable students and staff exchange. The University of Graz is a member of the following international networks:

The aim is the cooperation of the universities and higher education institutions of the Alps-Adriatic region and the joint use of the manifold possibilities of academic, artistic and future-oriented cooperation. Here you can find further information.

Institutions from the focus region South-Eastern Europe are represented in this network.

This Asia-Europe university network was founded in 1994. It offers joint research projects, staff and student exchange (short-term), programmes for graduates (primarily on PhD level) and postgraduate training. More information can be found on the network's website.


The Central European Exchange Program for University Studies is a multilateral exchange programme with Central and Eastern Europe initiated by Austria in 1995. It is a transnational, central European exchange programme that is composed of various subject-specific networks.

Institutions from the focus region South-Eastern Europe are represented in this network.

The network initiates regional cooperation for European integration and bridges macro-regions. You can find more information on their website.

Institutions from the focus region South-Eastern Europe are represented in this network.

The University of Graz is the only Austrian university to be a member of the Coimbra Group, whose aim is to promote internationalisation and academic cooperation in the context of the European Higher Education Area. This includes joint seminars and webinars, summer schools, EU projects, workshops, conferences and statements on current EU education and research policy issues.

The University of Graz actively participates in the following Working Groups of the Coimbra Group:

  • Doctoral Studies (DS)
  • Academic Exchange and Mobility (AEM)
  • Heritage
  • Research Support Offices (RSO)

The CG Scholarship Scheme includes scholarship offers for students from third countries, which is particularly interesting for students from our focus region South-Eastern Europe.

The Danube Rectors' Conference aims at improving teaching and research by establishing bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

Institutions from the focus region South-Eastern Europe are represented in this network.

Eurasia-Pacific Uninet is an academic network of higher education and research institutions in East, Central and South Asia and the Pacific region. The network awards scholarships, announces project calls for member institutions and organises summer schools for people interested in China. More information can be found on the network's website.

ISEP is short for International Student Exchange Programs and is a global student exchange consortium, in the form of a worldwide network of over 300 higher education institutions in over 50 countries.

The Utrecht Network represents 31 European universities in 26 countries working together on topics of internationalisation (students and staff exchange, summer schools, internationalisation of curricula, joint programmes).



This project was supported by the European Commission. The authors are entirely responsible for the contents of this publication and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Büro für Internationale Beziehungen

Universitätsplatz 3, ground floor
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 1249

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