Physical fitness is the key to a lively spirit and compensates for efforts in everyday student life. The Sports Centre at the University of Graz offers a host of alternative and newer sports from football to Zumba. Our range of courses includes different levels of difficulties for beginners as well as for competitive sportsmen and women. Besides encouraging people to engage in more physical exercise, our USI courses promote communication amongst students and teachers, for instance at the annual Kleeblatt - Cloverleaf Race, a grand sports event with several thousand runners.
Around the university campus, there are the so-called Mensae or students’ restaurants at university. They offer students quick and affordable meals.
With over 3.5 million information carriers, the University Library is one of the largest cultural and educational institutions in Styria. It is a library with universal standards, scientific orientation and public mission for the whole region. It increasingly regards itself as a “hybrid library” which, in the sense of sustainable development, not only acquires analogue and digital media, but also manages, archives, analyses and makes them accessible.
With 350,000 microfiches, DVDs, CD-ROMs and other data carriers for films, images, texts and music, the media library manages the most comprehensive collection in Austria in the field of new media. It provides its professional skills and research know-how to all users. Knowledge transfer is the basis of an increasingly independent handling of information resources.
Besides their studies, many students at the University of Graz work part or full-time in order to fund their studies or to acquire additional qualifications and initial experience in their later professions.
The Career Center at the University of Graz helps students to find internships, spare-time and vacation jobs and provides graduates of the university with a professional service for preparing their careers. The first point of contact for launching and continuing careers is the Career Center which offers individual counselling, workshops and events related to this subject.