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The Medical University of Graz is one of the best "young" universities worldwide. As a university with an international reputation, it must continue to develop its position as an attractive research location and prepare students and staff for international careers as best as it can. Thus internationalization is part of its mission and implemented in four fields of action.

Support for the Ukraine

Support for the Ukraine

The support initiative of Med Uni Graz primarily aims at Ukrainian citizens who had to leave Ukraine after February 24, 2022 due to the current situation. Due to the health-orientation of the university, students and staff members from the health sector should feel primarily addressed, especially students of medicine and dentistry, as well as researchers from the preclinical and clinical settings.

Support offers at a glance

Fields of action & topics

Studierende

Incoming mobility

Mobility is an integral component of the internationalization process at Med Uni Graz. As a university with an international reputation, it offers students, staff, doctors, researchers and other guests from abroad several opportunities for a stay at Med Uni Graz:

 

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Outgoing Mobility

Med Uni Graz students can receive support to go abroad several times during their studies for study abroad, clinical rotations, parts of the clinical practice year, traineeships in dentistry or nursing and also selected research stays and summer/winter schools. All Med Uni Graz staff also have the opportunity to complete a funded staff mobility for teaching or for training abroad.

Studierende

Internationalization at home

Med Uni Graz offers its international students and staff an attractive work environment and home. It operates a welcome center that provides advising and support to new arrivals, establishes first contacts and promotes social integration. Services and processes for foreign guests are also available in English and thus easily accessible. Taught exclusively in English, the Ph.D. program is the heart of an open, innovative and international research and teaching community. Topics in this field of action are:

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Cooperation

Med Uni Graz is active and connected in numerous international university networks and framework programs around the world, and has bilateral partnerships in research and teaching with excellent universities on nearly all continents. It does not focus on specific geographical regions since there are outstanding institutions in different disciplines worldwide and the quality of research and teaching is pivotal to strategic cooperation.

  • Bilateral partnerships in research and teaching
  • Network cooperation
Internationalization Strategy

Focus Internationalization

Internationalization is a central element of the development plan of the Medical University of Graz and is seen as an integral part of the university's tasks. As part of its core values, Med Uni Graz has committed itself to further developing its position as an attractive research location and to preparing its students and staff for successful careers in an international context. Promoting outstanding achievements in competence development is a matter of great concern in this process.  

Internationalization Strategy of the Medical University of Graz

Preamble

Internationalization is a central element of the development plan of the Medical University of Graz and is seen as an integral part of the university's mission:

“Internationalisation of higher education is the process of integrating an international/intercultural dimension into the teaching, research and service functions of the institution.”

KNIGHT, J. (1994), Internationalisation: Elements and Checkpoints, Canadian Bureau for International Education, Ottawa

Internationalization at Med Uni Graz is viewed as a cross-sectional topic spanning all areas - research, teaching and administration. The topic is therefore central to the entire development plan and especially highlighted in the sections International mobility, Cooperation and Networking. Med Uni Graz aims to further develop the existing internationalization initiatives and to increase the global visibility and competitiveness.

The university sees its international orientation and active participation in global scientific discourse as a basic requirement for achieving sustainable success in research and teaching. The comprehensive approach spans beyond the promotion of mobility measures. Sustainable internationalization - and thus actively lived internationality - requires that dimensions of internationality are anchored as self-evident aspects in the thoughts and actions of the university members at all levels.

The Medical University of Graz – founded as a faculty in 1863 and established as an independent university in 2004 - was listed in the 2019 Nature Index as one of the top 30 academic institutions under 30, i.e., it is one of the best "young" universities worldwide. As part of its core values, Med Uni Graz has committed itself to further developing its position as an attractive research location and to preparing its students and staff for successful careers in an international context. Promoting outstanding achievements in competence development is a matter of great concern in this process.  As a vital part of its mission, the university implements internationalization activities within the framework of the following fields of action:

Cooperation

Med Uni Graz cooperates with numerous research/higher education institutions and private companies worldwide and continues to be open for new partnerships that add value to its research and teaching endeavors. Researchers are active players in the European Research Area and participate in the European Framework Programs HORIZON. The university also takes a cooperative approach regarding its research infrastructure. Its Center for Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Medicine is the first technology and research center in Austria to achieve full physical and organizational integration into a university campus. It thus provides a perfect location for cooperation between science and industry. The Medical University of Graz also houses the headquarters of the biobanking infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC, established by the European Commission as a European and international biobanking hub.

Incoming & Outgoing Mobility

Med Uni Graz holds bilateral partnerships in research and teaching with excellent institutions on nearly all continents. It does not focus on specific geographical regions as it considers the quality of research and teaching in a specific subject as the primary criterion for strategic cooperation. Med Uni Graz fosters incoming and outgoing mobility of students, faculty and staff by providing services and financial support tailor-made for the relevant target groups. As a local contact point of the European EURAXESS Network for researchers’ mobility, the university also provides access to the wide spectrum of EURAXESS services. Med Uni Graz is a member of CEEPUS, the ASEA Uninet, the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet and the Africa-UniNet, networks that facilitate project and mobility cooperation in a multitude of counties around the globe. In terms of student, faculty and staff mobility, the university furthermore takes part in various schemes of Erasmus+ as well as the Africa-UniNet.

Internationalization at Home

Med Uni Graz offers both an attractive working environment and a home to international students, faculty and staff. It runs a Welcome Center, which offers a variety of services ranging from advice to hands-on support as well as social networking opportunities for newly-arrived members of the university community. Services and processes relevant for guests from abroad are available in English and thus easily accessible.  The PhD programs – which are fully taught in English – contribute to further internationalize an open and innovative research and teaching community.

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International Office

At the International office, teams for incoming and outgoing mobility provide administrative support in all matters related to student mobility and staff mobility. Its Welcome Center advises international Med Uni Graz students and staff as well as international guests concerning their stays in Graz.

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Welcome Center

Partnerships of Med Uni Graz

Med Uni Graz is active and connected in numerous international university networks and framework programs around the world, also there are many bilateral partner institutions in research and teaching.

Internationale Partnerschaften

PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMS & NETWORKS

 

Africa-UniNet: Cooperation between Austrian and African universities and research institutions

ASEAN-European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET):Research and education between universities in Europe and Southeast Asia

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation: Academic exchange between Austria and the USA

CEEPUS – Central European Exchange Program for University Students: Academic cooperation in Central and Southeast Europe

EU Mobility Program Erasmus+: International mobility of students and university staff

Eurasia-Pacific Uninet: Bilateral and multilateral research projects with East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and the Pacific region

EURAXESS Network: Mobility and career development of researchers

EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020: Research and innovation from basic research to project development

Swiss-European Mobility Programme: Student and staff mobility at Swiss universities

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Bilateral partner institutions

Med Uni Graz has bilateral partnerships in research and teaching with excellent universities on nearly all continents. It does not focus on specific geographical regions since there are outstanding institutions in different disciplines worldwide and the quality of research and teaching is pivotal to strategic cooperation.

Bilateral/Network/Framework partners by country

A–D

Albania

  • Canadian Institute of Technology (Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
  • University of Medicine Tirana (Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)

Australia

  • La Trobe University (bilateral cooperation)
  • University of Newcastle (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
  • University of Queensland (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
  • University of Wollongong (bilateral cooperation)

Belgium

  • Belgium: KU Leuven (Erasmus+ KA131)

Brazil

  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (bilateral cooperation)

Canada

  • University of Alberta (bilateral cooperation)
  • McGill University (bilateral cooperation)
  • Western University (bilateral cooperation)

Chile

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
  • Universidad de Valparaíso (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)

China

  • Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences (bilateral cooperation)
  • Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (Eurasia-Pacific-UNINET)
  • Fudan University Shanghai (Eurasia-Pacific-UNINET)
  • University of Hongkong (Eurasia-Pacific-UNINET)
  • Tongji University (Eurasia-Pacific-UNINET)
  • Wenzhou Medical University (bilateral cooperation)

Colombia

  • Universidad CES (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)

Croatia

  • Univiersity of Rijeka (Erasmus+ KA131)

Czech Republic

  • Univerzita Karlova (1. lékařská fakulta) (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Univerzita Karlova (2. lékařská fakulta) (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Univerzita Karlova (3. lékařská fakulta) (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Univerzita Karlova (Lékařská fakulta UK v Hradci Králové) (Erasmus+ KA131)

Denmark

  • Aarhus Universitet (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Københavns Universitet (Erasmus+ KA131)

Dominican Republic

  • Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)

E–M

France

  • Aix-Marseille Université (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université Catholique de Lille (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université Claude Bernard, Lyon I (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université de Bordeaux (bilateral cooperation)
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université de Caen (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université de Strasbourg (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université Montpellier 1 (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université Paris 13 (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université Paris Descartes (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III (Medical studies) (Erasmus+ KA131)

Germany

  • Charité Centrum 1 für Human- und Gesundheitswissenschaften (bilateral cooperation)
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Medizinische Fakultät) (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Universitätsmedizin Mainz) (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Erasmus+ KA131)

Greece

  • Panepistimio Kritis (Erasmus+ KA131)
  • University of Patras (Erasmus+ KA131)

    Hungary

    • Semmelweis Egyetem (Erasmus+ KA131)

    India

    • All India Institute of Ayurveda (bilateral cooperation)
    • Manipal Academy of Higher Education (bilateral cooperation)

    Indonesia

    • Gadjah Mada University (ASEA-UNINET)

    Ireland

    • University College Dublin (bilateral cooperation)

    Israel

    • Tel Aviv University (Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)

    Italy

    • Università degli Studi di Cagliari (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Università degli Studi di Firenze (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Università degli Studi di Genova (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Università degli Studi di Insubria (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Università degli Studi di Parma (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Università degli Studi di Trieste (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Università Politecnica delle Marche (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • University of Udine (bilateral cooperation)

    Japan

    • Hiroshima University (bilateral cooperation)
    • Kobe University (bilateral cooperation)

    Latvia

    • Rigas Stradina universitate (Erasmus+ KA131)

    Lithuania

    • Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universiteta (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Vilniaus Universitetas (Erasmus+ KA131)

    Mexico

    • Universidad de Guadalajara (bilaterale Kooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
    • Universidad de Monterrey (bilaterale Kooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)

    N–S

    Nepal

    • Kathmandu University (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility KA107)

    New Zealand

    • University of Otago (bilateral cooperation)

    Norway

    • Kristiania University College (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Faculty of Medicine (Erasmus+ KA131)

    Oman

    • Sultan Qaboos University (bilateral cooperation)

    Peru

    • Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (bilateral cooperation, MoU)

    Poland

    • Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Collegium Medicum (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lodzi (Erasmus+ KA131)

    Portugal

    • Universidade de Lisboa (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Universidade do Porto (Erasmus+ KA131)

    Romania

    • University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu" Cluj-Napoca (Erasmus+ KA131)

    Russia

    • Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery/Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (bilateral cooperation)

    Switzerland

    • Universität Basel (Swiss-European Mobility Programme)
    • Universität Bern (Swiss-European Mobility Programme)
    • Universität Zürich (Swiss-European Mobility Programme)

    Slovenia

    • Alma Mater Europaea – European Centre Maribor (bilateral cooperation)
    • Univerza v Ljubljani (Erasmus+ KA131)
    • Univerza v Mariboru (Erasmus+ KA131)

      South Africa

      • Stellenbosch University (Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
      • Walter Sisulu University (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)

      South Korea

      • EWHA Womans University (bilateral cooperation)

      Spain

      • Universidad CEU San Pablo (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • Universidad de La Laguna (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • Universidad de Salamanca, Facultad de Medicina (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • Universidad de Valencia (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • Universitat de Barcelona, Faculty of Medicine and health sciences (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • Universitat internacional de Catalunya, Facultat de Medicina (Erasmus+ KA131)

      Sweden

      • Lund University (Erasmus+ KA131)

      T–Z

      Taiwan

      • National Taiwan University (bilateral cooperation)

      Thailand

      • Chiang Mai University (ASEA-UNINET, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
      • Chulalongkorn University (ASEA-UNINET)
      • Khon Kaen University (ASEA-UNINET)
      • Mahidol University, Faculty of Tropical Medicine (ASEA-UNINET)
      • Mahidol University, Ramathibodi Hospital (ASEA-UNINET)

      The Netherlands

      • Leiden University / Medical Center (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Erasmus+ KA131)
      • University of Maastricht (bilateral cooperation)

      Türkiye

      • İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa (Erasmus+ KA131)

      USA

      • Central Michigan University (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
      • George Washington University (bilaterale Kooperation)
      • National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (bilaterale Kooperation)
      • Nova Southeastern University (bilaterale Kooperation)
      • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (bilaterale Kooperation)
      • Texas A&M University (bilaterale Kooperation)
      • University of Kentucky (bilaterale Kooperation)
      • University of Missouri – Kansas City (bilateral cooperation, Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility)
      • University of Wisconsin (bilaterale Kooperation)

      Usbekistan

      • Samarkand State Medical Institute (bilaterale Kooperation)

      Vietnam

      • University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (ASEA-UNINET)

      International Office

       
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