An important part of the master's program are legal aspects with regard to the handling of chemical compounds as well as technological processes and equipment. Within the study program you can network with different research groups and get involved in smaller projects in research activities. A personal focus is also possible.
The master's program focuses on sustainability and innovation management with a special emphasis on systems science approaches. The systems science component enables you to view problems from a holistic perspective and thus develop new approaches to solutions.
The program teaches you the basics of sustainable development and, depending on your previous studies, you can specialize in the areas of Corporate Sustainability Management, Climate Change, Environmental Economics, Environmental Change and Ecosystems or Global Development Policy. The concrete research content results from this and from your focus in the free electives.
The degree program deals with the creation and optimization of technologies for sustainable development and the application of circular economy concepts at the operational, local, regional, national and international levels. You will be trained in both the methods and the integrated consideration and evaluation of sustainable development and technical systems.
In Graz, students enjoy a wide range of courses, especially in the areas of democracy and climate justice, and in Bochum they can specialize in the topic area of market and morality. The focus is always on the development of normatively based problem-solving strategies.
The master's program provides you with a technical and scientific basis in physics, geodesy, electrical engineering and environmental systems science, and you receive a sound education in the field of space science and its applications. In addition, you can specialize in the fields of Solar System Physics, Satellite Systems or Earth from Space.
During your studies you will deal with the theory and practice of cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems and location-based services for modeling, analysis and interpretation of spatially effective processes.
The Climate Change and Sustainable Transformation module provides you with additional science-based training that prepares you for a green job in any field - business, law, finance, social or creative.
The aim of the Doctoral Program in Natural Sciences is to impart the ability to independent scientific work beyond the academic professional training and to bring students to the forefront of current research in one of the subject areas of competence of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz by independently achieving new findings. The doctoral program thus serves to train the next generation of scientists in the field of natural sciences.
The doctoral program in Social and Economic Sciences is scientifically oriented and serves to prepare students to contribute to the development of science through independent research and to develop scientific and research personalities capable of critical reflection, objective discourse and holistic thinking. The doctoral program strives to provide an excellent education that can be measured by international standards, attracting both national and international students.
The Doctoral Programme of Natural Science – Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education teaches and fosters a theoretical understanding and methodological skills in academic working in the field of the natural sciences. Doctoral students will tackle unanswered scientific questions independently in their doctoral thesis on the living and non-living world, which they must describe, measure and explain. Specific areas of focus include devising hypotheses, designing experiments, analytical and quantitative methods, logical paradigms, modelling and simulation, computer-based data processing, and visual representation.
The Doctoral Program in Philosophy enables students with a completed Master's degree (or other equivalent completed degree) to conduct independent and innovative scientific work in the form of a dissertation. In doing so, doctoral students are to be introduced to research in the humanities at an international level through the independent acquisition of new scientific knowledge.
Doctoral students extend and enhance their theoretical and methodological expertise and skills in the field of law. In their doctoral thesis, which may also address an interdisciplinary topic, they work independently to explore new academic questions. The aim of the Doctoral Programme of Law is to further develop the ability to conduct independent academic work, and to train and support early career researchers in law. Doctoral students must have the ability to pursue independent academic work which will contribute new insights to the understanding of law.
The PhD programme in Law and Politics brings together research and teaching of law and political science, combining subjects and disciplines from both areas, at the doctoral level. A problem-oriented understanding of the interactions and interdependencies between law and politics is essential for the scholarly development of theory and method in these disciplines, and thus also for the further development of basic research in universities. This approach is also important from a practical perspective for academically informed legal and political advisory purposes.