Medical University of Graz, Austria

Contact person:

Dr. Stefan Pilz


Role in the project:

  • Participant; contributor of data in WP1
  • Task leader 8.1 in WP 8
  • Contributor to dissemination WP10

About Medical University of Graz:

Founded in 2004, the Medical University of Graz (MUG) is a young university, yet based on historic ground, as it succeeds the Medical Faculty of Karl-Franzens University Graz. It comprises 16 Research Institutes, 20 Clinical Departments and a project-oriented Center for Medical Research. The number of employees is about 1700. Approx. 4500 students are enrolled in the study programmes (Human Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing Science, Doctoral Programs) and post-graduate programs. Research activities cover a broad spectrum in clinical and preclinical fields. MUG has been participating in numerous EU-funded projects (FP5, 6 and 7) including all types of instruments (small and large scale collaborative projects, Marie Curie Actions, NoEs, SSAs, CAs and Infrastructure measures). In several of these projects the University has acted as coordinator. So the Research Management Unit of MUG (Division of Research Funding and Technology Transfer) is well-experienced in administering EU-funded projects and will provide assistance to the scientific project leader regarding financial, legal and IPR aspects. MUG is highly committed to supporting all its researchers and to contributing to their continuing development. The fact that the University committed itself to the “European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers” already in 2005 testifies to this. In addition, the Medical University of Graz is the first university in Austria and one of only four universities in Europe certified with the label “Human Resources Excellence in Research” – a label awarded by the European Union in acknowledgement of the University’s committed and consistent personnel development strategy for researchers.