Medical University of Graz
Medizinische Universität Graz
Motto"Pioneering Minds – Research and Education for Patients' Health and Well-being"
TypePublic
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2004 (Faculty since 1863)
Budget296.1 Mio. € (2022)[1]
Third-party funds: 69.3 Mio. €
RectorHellmut Samonigg[2]
Academic staff
92 (2022)[3]
Total staff
2,735 (2022)[3]
Students5,110 (WS 2022/23)[4]
Location, ,
Colors   green, white
Websitewww.medunigraz.at

The Medical University of Graz (Med Uni Graz) is a medical university in Austria that has been in existence since January 1, 2004, and has been a part of the Karl-Franzens University of Graz as a medical faculty since 1863.[5]

History

The present Medical University of Graz traces its origins back to the former Medical Faculty of the Karl-Franzens University of Graz, which was founded in 1863 by Emperor Franz Joseph I. Medical education had been provided here as part of a medical-surgical curriculum since 1782. In 1912, the University Hospital Graz, one of the largest hospitals in Europe at the time, was established.[5]

Since the enactment of the University Act of 2002 on January 1, 2004, the current Medical University of Graz (as well as the Medical University of Vienna and the Medical University of Innsbruck) has become an independent university. The university library of the Medical University of Graz was previously a part of the University Library Graz before the separation of the two universities.[5]

The transition of the medical faculty into the Medical University took place during the founding convention under the leadership of Chairman Karlheinz Tscheliessnigg, with the election of the first rector, Gerhard Franz Walter. After Walter's first term as rector, the Medical University was led by the former vice-rector and chairman of the founding convention, Tscheliessnigg, from October 2007 to March 2008, until Josef Smolle was elected as the new rector.[5]

Since 2016, Hellmut Samonigg has been the rector of the Medical University of Graz.

New Campus (2016)

Committees and management

Rectorate

The rector of the Medical University of Graz since February 15, 2016 is Hellmut Samonigg. Samonigg is an oncologist and is known to the public as the initiator of the expert initiative and campaign "Don't Smoke" against tobacco smoking.[6] His second term began on February 15, 2020, with Vice Rectors Caroline Schober-Trummler (Research and International), Andreas Leithner (Clinical Affairs), Sabine Vogl (Studies and Teaching), and Birgit Hochenegger-Stoirer (Financial Management, Law, and Digitalization).[7]

Gerhard Franz Walter was the rector of the Med Uni Graz from 2004 to 2008, followed by Josef Smolle, who served as rector of the Medical University of Graz from 2008 to 2016.

Andrea Kurz was elected by the university council as Hellmut Samonigg's successor starting on February 15, 2024.[8]

Senate

Der Satz auf Englisch lautet: "The Senate consists of 9 professors, 4 student members, 4 members of the middle class, and a representative of the general university staff. Alexander Rosenkranz chairs the Senate meetings."[9]

University Council

Since 1 March 2023 the University Council has included Iris Eisenberger, Alfred Gutschelhofer, Michael Heinisch (Vorsitzender), Sylvia Knapp (Stv. Vorsitzende), Winfried Pinggera, Bettina Theresia Resl und Annemarie Weißenbacher an.[10]

Dean

Dean for doctoral studies is Christian Wadsack, Kathrin Eller serves as vice dean. Dean for study-related legal matters is Erwin Petek, and Eva Reininghaus serves as vice dean.

Austrian National Union of Students

The Austrian National Union of Students, also known as "Hochschülerinnen- und Hochschülerschaft (ÖH) Med Graz", represents the students. It consists of the university representation and the study representations for human medicine, dentistry, health and nursing science, and doctoral studies. According to the University Act, general elections are held every two years. In the last ÖH election in 2019, the list herzlinks.at, which is part of the Austrian National Union of Socialist Students and part of the Verband Sozialistischer Studentinnen und Studenten Österreichs, received 70.45% of the votes (seven mandates), while the list JUNOS - Junge liberale Studierende received 19.86% (two mandates).[11] The current executive team of the university representation consists of Johanna Brehmer (chairwoman), Laurin Erlacher (1st deputy chairman), and Lukas Jager (2nd deputy chairman).[12]

The magazine of ÖH Med Graz, medizynisch, was named the third-best medical student magazine in German-speaking countries in 2008.[13] The news magazine of Med Uni Graz is called MEDitio.

On October 8, 2012, the very first white coat ceremony (WCC) in Austria was held as a cooperative project with the Austrian National Union of Students at the Medical University of Graz. This represented a major leap in promoting corporate identity and student identification with their alma mater.[14]

Curriculum

On 8 October 2012, the Medical University of Graz became the first university in Austria to celebrate a White Coat Ceremony of its third-year students.[15]

White Coat Ceremony in Graz (Austria) 2012

References

  1. ^ Rechnungsabschluss 2022
  2. ^ Rektorat, auf medunigraz.at
  3. ^ a b Wissensbilanz 2022 (PDF; 3,6 MB), aufmedunigraz.at
  4. ^ online.medunigraz.at, aufmedunigraz.at
  5. ^ a b c d "Geschichte". www.medunigraz.at. Retrieved 27 August 2023.
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20200226132458/https://science.apa.at/rubrik/bildung/Med-Uni_Graz_Onkologe_Hellmut_Samonigg_wird_neuer_Rektor/SCI_20151209_SCI827148216
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20200226132458/https://www.medunigraz.at/neues/detail/news/info-neues-rektoratsteam-1/
  8. ^ https://steiermark.orf.at/stories/3214983/
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20101018154759/https://www.medunigraz.at/2197
  10. ^ https://www.medunigraz.at/universitaetsrat
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20200212185325/http://www.oehmedgraz.at/was-wir-tun/oeh-wahlen-2019
  12. ^ https://www.oehmedgraz.at/deine-oh/vorsitz/
  13. ^ http://www.thieme.de/viamedici/aktuelles/wettbewerb/zeitschriftenwettbewerb.html
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160223134408/http://www.medunigraz.at/cms.php?pageName=301&year=2012&newsId=23472
  15. ^ Medical University of Graz first in Austria to integrate White Coat Ceremony[permanent dead link]
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  2. online.medunigraz.at, aufmedunigraz.at
  3. Hochspringen nach:a b Wissensbilanz 2022 (PDF; 3,6 MB), aufmedunigraz.at
  4. Rechnungsabschluss 2022
  5. ↑ David Rennert: Historiker: "NS-Opfer wurden bis in die 1960er anatomisch verwertet". In: Der Standard, Wien. 15 April 2015, retrieved 23 April 2021 (österreichisches Deutsch).
  6. FoDok MedUni Graz
  7. ↑ Med-Uni Graz: Med-Uni Graz: Onkologe Hellmut Samonigg wird neuer Rektor (Memento 26 February 2020 im Internet Archive), APA Science, 9 December 2015, retrieved 23 December 2015.
  8. Info: Neues Rektoratsteam (Saved 26 February 2020 in Internet Archive), auf medunigraz.at
  9. Neue Rektorin der Med Uni Graz gewählt. In: ORF.at. 7 July 2023, retrieved 7 July 2023.
  10. Website der MedUni Graz, Senat (Saved 18 October 2010 in Internet Archive)
  11. https://www.medunigraz.at/universitaetsrat
  12. ÖH Med Graz - Service das hilft. Vertretung die wirkt! (Nicht mehr online verfügbar.) Archiviert vom Original 12 February 2020; retrieved 12 February 2020.
  13. Vorsitz, auf oehmedgraz.at, retrieved 15 November 2021
  14. Thieme Verlag, ViaMedici
  15. Erste White Coat Ceremony Österreichs an der Medizinischen Universität Graz (Saved 23 February 2016 in Internet Archive), auf medunigraz.at
  16. ↑ (UO 202), auf medunigraz.at
  17. ↑ (UO 066 331), auf medunigraz.at
  18. ↑ (UO 066 333), auf medunigraz.at
  19. ↑ (UO 203), auf medunigraz.at
  20. ↑ (UO 784 204), auf medunigraz.at
  21. ↑ (UO 790), auf medunigraz.at
  22. ↑ (UO 094), auf medunigraz.at
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  28. Ein neues Wahrzeichen für die Grazer Physiker, Kleine Zeitung, 6 April 2021.
  29. Austrian National Students' Union at the Medical University Graz
  30. LKH University Hospital Graz
  31. Students' Portal & Forum at the Medical University Graz

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