What we do
In late summer 2015, the refugee situation became increasingly serious. In view of this, the University of Graz introduced a first package of immediate measures in mid September 2015 in order to provide access to education and to support the integration of asylum seekers and recognised refugees. Vice Rector Dr. Peter Riedler has taken on the task of coordinating this package of measures.
The focus of the initiatives for recognised refugees and asylum seekers wanting to enrol at the University of Graz lay on the following main points, which consisted of
- Simplified admission procedure and German language courses
- Counselling and support in everyday student life
Educational programmes and long-term support for integration
Since then, several educational opportunities have been developed based on appearing demands, with the aim of facilitating long-term support for refugees and asylum seekers in integrating in Austria. Experts from various different areas such as intercultural communication, mediation and German as a foreign and second language are working together to design concepts to encourage language acquisition, learning and integration.
Currently, there are less specific enquiries at the University of Graz. That's why the measures of the year 2015 have been reduced. Individual requires can always be directed at refugees(at)uni-graz.at.