On April 28, 2014, Austrian Ambassador Hans Peter Manz and Rector Christa Neuper of the University of Graz together with around 35 guests celebrated the launch of a new chapter of the University of Graz in Washington, D.C. By establishing chapters the University of Graz is building a strong international network to be able to stay in touch with former students, alumni and friends of the University that live across the globe. So far chapters exist in New York, Zurich, Moscow, Brussels, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey. The chapter in Washington D.C. will be headed by the Austrian Embassy's Deputy Chief of Mission, Sigurd Pacher.
About the University
The University of Graz, which was founded in 1585, is Austria's second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. With some 31,500 students and 4,000 employees the University of Graz contributes significantly to the vibrating life of the Styrian capital. Its excellent location in Europe encourages a lively, scientific, economic and cultural exchange with South-East Europe, from which not only the city benefits, but also its educational institutions. The University host 6 faculties and 76 institutes and offers one hundred study courses.