The Graz University of Technology pursues high quality teaching and research in the fields of engineering and technical-natural sciences. An integral part of putting together such excellent education and training programs is knowing the needs of society and the economy. Ultimately, the quality of education and training at TU Graz is carried forward by the strength of its knowledge-oriented and applied research approaches. Numerous competence centres such as the Christian-Doppler laboratories, special research fields, research focuses, and large EU projects are only a few examples of the university’s extremely active and successful work. In world-wide competition with comparable institutions, TU Graz aspires to become the preeminent teaching and research centre in the fields of engineering and technical-natural sciences.
TU Graz has previous experience with other EU projects that make it a valuable and competent contributor to TriNex. It has also cooperated in the past with several of the Egyptian and European partners in this project. TU Graz has made a strong commitment to addressing global issues in the field of sustainable development and boasts a high calibre of multidisciplinary and internal competence ranging from biotechnologies to food systems, renewable energy, productive use of energy for agriculture, and waste management.
While other institutions will offer specialised focus on certain aspects of the WEF Nexus, TU Graz will take the central role when it comes to the integrated approach that is so fundamental to the WEF Nexus. Work Package 3, the WEF Training Programme, will therefore be its mandate while simultaneously making significant contributions to the development of the TriNex summer school contained in Work Package 4. In tandem with the UNESCO Chairs of the other European universities, TU Graz will promote the framework for Education, Research, and Innovation for the WEF Nexus.