Information about the city of Graz
Graz, the capital of the province of Styria, is located in the southeast of Austria, just about 50 kilometres away from the Slovenian border and 70 kilometres away from the Hungarian border.
The cultural life of Graz, with about 300 000 citizens Austria´s second-most-populous city, is regarded to combining traditional and contemporary trends in synergy, completed by its atmosphere of departure.
The four universities - University of Graz, Graz University of Technology, Medical University of Graz and University of Music and Performing Arts Graz - with alltogether 47 000 students and 9 700 employees highly determine the atmosphere and appearance of the city of Graz.
"… Graz is an open but still quiet city, where I can concentrate very well on my studies and my education!"
(Carlos, Master´s Programme Composition)
"... Graz is an ideal city for students: not too small, not too big. In Graz, tradition meets modernity."
(Kajetan, Bachelor´s Programme Jazz)
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"If you like being in nature, I recommend the local mountain of Graz, the so-called “Schöckl”! In summer you can hike here and enjoy your leisure time, in winter the cable car leads upwards. As soon as you arrive at the top you can enjoy delicious Austrian food as well as a great view over the city of Graz!"
(Faris, Bachelor´s Programme Composition and Music Theory & Education in Composition and Music Theory)
"Not only art and culture, but also a spectacular view offers the Kunsthaus Graz! On the glass observation platform, the so-called "Needle", the old town of Graz, the river Mur and the Schlossberg can be seen very well! Incidentally, for students there is a discounted Joanneum card for many museums."
(Sara, Master´s Programme Musicology)
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