Diversity in the Third Mission
We realize our responsibility towards society and support the sensitisation of society through science-to-public-transfers and participative research projects. We are aware that as a national research and educational institution we have a certain role-model status which we take very seriously also with respect to diversity-sensitive behaviour. Moreover, we are happy to contribute our expertise outside the university.
What is expected from our staff and students, what responsibilities are assigned to them and what competences and skills are attributed to them rests on an organisational culture of recognition, appreciation and promotion, rather than being subject to stereotypical presuppositions. Through diversity-sensitive structures and processes within the institution, spaces for participation and possibility, places of listening and being heard are created for everyone at the University of Graz. In this way, our university becomes a place where everyone feels comfortable and can develop their potential to the full.