The Medical University of Graz is a legal entity under public law whose legal basis is the Universities Act of 2002. The university management consists of the Rectorate, the University Council and the Senate. The university is composed of scientific and non-scientific organizational units.

University Management

Rektorat der Med Uni Graz


Chaired by Rector Hellmut Samonigg, the Rectorate manages the business of the Medical University of Graz and consists of the rector and four vice rectors. The Rectorate is responsible for the strategic orientation of the university, which finds expression in the development plan, the performance agreement and the goal agreements The current term runs from February 2020 to February 2024.

Senat der Med Uni Graz


The Senate is one of the highest governing bodies of the university along with the Rectorate and the University Council. The 18 members consist of representatives of university professors, non-professorial teaching staff, students as well as a representative of the general staff. The current term runs from October 1,  2022 to September 30,  2025.

Chair of the Senate:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Rosenkranz

Universitaetsrat der Med Uni Graz

University Council

The University Council is the highest governing body at Med Uni Graz along with the Rectorate and the Senate and is responsible for supervision and managing. It is composed of seven members who serve for a five-year term. An equal number of members are appointed from the university and from the federal government, and they select a seventh member together. The current term runs from March 1, 2023 to February 29, 2028.

Chair of the University Council:

  • Dr. Michael Heinisch

Organizational units

Other units with special responsibilities

In addition to non-scientific organizational units and staff units, the following bodies and committees have been established at the Medical University of Graz: