University of Graz

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University in Graz, Austria

About University of Graz

According to Wikipedia, The University of Graz , located in Graz, Austria, is the largest and oldest university in Styria, as well as the second-largest and second-oldest university in Austria. History The university was founded in 1585 by Archduke Charles II of Austria. The bull of 1 January 1586, published on 15 April 1586, was approved by Pope Sixtus V. 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 30,000 students are currently enrolled at the university.

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What Is University of Graz Known For?

University of Graz is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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Who Are University of Graz's Most Influential Alumni?

University of Graz's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Earth Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Physics. Here are some of University of Graz's most famous alumni:

Walther Nernst
Walther Nernst
A German physical chemist and physicist.
Victor Francis Hess
Victor Francis Hess
An Austrian physicist and Nobel prize laureate .
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
An Austrian SS official, a major perpetrator of the Holocaust and convicted war criminal .
Hans Gross
An Austrian jurist .
Lasgush Poradeci
Lasgush Poradeci
An Albanian writer.
Karl von Terzaghi
Karl von Terzaghi
An Austrian geotechnical engineer known as the "father of soil mechanics".
Fritz Pregl
Fritz Pregl
A Slovene-Austrian Nobel prize laureate and scientist .
Ernst Mally
An Austrian philosopher .
Fritz Heider
A German psychologist .
Kurt Otto Friedrichs
Kurt Otto Friedrichs
A German-American mathematician.
Christian von Ehrenfels
An Austrian philosopher .
Ivo Andrić
Ivo Andrić
A Yugoslav novelist .

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