University Hospital Graz

University Hospital Graz is one of the largest hospitals in Austria. Since November 2002 it has been solely a university hospital that is jointly operated by the Styrian Hospital Association (KAGes) and the Medical University of Graz.


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Three core competencies in focus

The hospital focuses on three core competencies:

  • First-class and personalized patient care
  • Innovative and practice-oriented education
  • Forward-looking and excellent research

University Hospital is led by a hospital management team consisting of the Rector, the Vice-Rector for Clinical Affairs and the University Hospital Board of Directors.

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Strong partnership on site

The Medical University of Graz makes a substantial contribution to patient care at University Hospital Graz. 40 percent of the budget comes from Med Uni Graz as part of additional clinical expenditure. All professors in the departments and divisions are Med Uni Graz employees. In addition, about 600 Med Uni Graz doctors are involved in patient care around the clock. Innovative, cutting-edge research and university teaching by Med Uni Graz influence medical progress on site.

Research at University Hospital Graz

Focus on the human being

At Med Uni Graz and thus University Hospital Graz, teaching, research and patient care follow the principles of the biopsychosocial model. The biopsychosocial model is a holistic approach that focuses on the entire human being whose problems arise within a social environment. Accordingly, patients should receive not only the right treatment but also sufficient information to be able to participate in decision-making. As individuals that suffer, they should be taken seriously and receive care. That is why Med Uni Graz gives equal priority to a high level of communicative competence and medical know-how.


Wide range of medical services

In 18 departments, our staff provide first-class and personalized patient care, receive innovative and practice-oriented education and conduct forward-looking and excellent research. The university departments are led by professors in the respective specialist fields who are employed by the Medical University of Graz.

The university departments at a glance

Smoke-free university and smoke-free hospital

In 2007 University Hospital Graz reached the bronze level according to the guidelines of the European Network of Smoke-free Hospitals. Given the proximity of KAGes and Med Uni Graz with regard to content, institutions and space, close cooperation in this area makes sense. Synergies, competencies and opportunities can be fully exploited for the full benefit of our staff as well as for our patients and visitors.



Smoking is prohibited without exception on the entire premises of University Hospital Graz and the Medical University of Graz. All ashtrays have been removed from the buildings and more signs that indicate smoking is prohibited have been put up to draw attention to this issue. In the outdoor spaces, there are a few designated areas for smokers. Outside these areas, there is a complete ban on smoking on the entire grounds.