Joint Research Projects

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Research cooperation in the areas of natural sciences between Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz has a long tradition. Indeed, research cooperation and especially inter-university research projects are an important nucleus for the implementation and further development of NAWI Graz, as these projects have fostered many new partnerships between scientists. Since the beginning, NAWI Graz has placed strong emphasis on inter-university research projects located at the interface between epistemological and application-oriented research, in order to support these as much as possible.

As a result, scientists have started to apply for collaborative projects like DKs and SFBs, which are carried out in a much larger context. NAWI Graz has been focusing on these collaborative research projects since 2010. As these are subject to strict evaluation criteria, they strive for very high quality standards. Furthermore, collaborative research projects have a long-term perspective and bring together researchers from both universities and often from various disciplines.

The success of NAWI Graz in terms of research is reflected in the development of third-party funding. Starting with 15.6 million Euro in 2006, the annual third-party income increased to 32 Euro million in 2018. A total of 450 research projects are conducted in the NAWI Graz areas of Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz per year.


Examples of NAWI Graz collaborative research projects are:

Title NAWI Graz Work Groups involved Status:
doc.funds CATALOX Bioscience, Chemistry ongoing
DK Molecular Enzymology Bioscience, Chemistry ongoing
DK Discrete Mathematics Mathematics ongoing
DK Optimierung und Numerik
für partielle Differentialgleichungen
mit nichtglatten Strukturen
Mathematics ongoing
DK Hadrons in Vacuum, Nuclei and Stars Physics ongoing
SFB  Mathematical Optimization
and Applications in Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics completed
SFB Lipotoxicity: Lipid-induced
Cell Dysfunction and Cell Death
Bioscience completed
fForte – Wissenschafterinnenkolleg
FreChe Materie
Bioscience, Chemistry completed
DK Numerical Simulations in
Technical Sciences
Mathematics completed


As doctoral students are integrated in research projects, there is a close relationship between joint research efforts and doctoral training within the framework of the Graz Advanced School of Science (GASS).



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Cooperating partners

 TU Graz  Universität Graz 

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