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Graz
http://www.uni-graz.at
http://www.uni-graz.at/en/
http://international.uni-graz.at/
EUC Number (Charta): 28563
Erasmus Code: A GRAZ01
The University of Graz, a university located in Graz, Austria, is the second-largest and second-oldest university in Austria, founded in 1585 by Archduke Charles II of Austria. 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 22,000 students are currently enrolled at this university.

Ludwig Boltzmann was professor at the Karl-Franzens Universität twice (1869-1873 and 1876-1890) developing his statistical theory of heat. Nobel Laureate Otto Loewi taught at the University of Graz from 1909 until 1938. Victor Franz Hess (Nobel prize 1936) graduated in Graz and taught here (1920-1931, 1937-1938). Erwin Schrödinger was briefly chancellor of the University of Graz in 1936.
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Network memberships

ASEAN-European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET)
Coimbra Group
Conférence Internationale des Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes (CIUTI)
Danube Rectors' Conference (DRC)
Eurasia-Pacific Uninet
European Ethics Network (EEN)
European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)
International Association of Universities (IAU)
International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
Rectors' Conference of the Alps-Adriatic universities (RCAAU)
Utrecht Network

Rankings

ranked 366 by QS World University Rankings (2011)
ranked 349 by QS World University Rankings (2010)
ranked 336 by THE - QS World University Rankings (2009)
ranked 400 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (2009)
ranked 303-401 by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2008)
ranked 407 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities Top 500 (2008)
ranked 279 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2007)
ranked 284 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2006)
ranked 301-400 by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2006)
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