University of Graz

Karl Franzens Universität Graz

The Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz ( is the second-largest and second-oldest university in Austria. Karl-Franzens-Universität, also referred to as the University of Graz, is the city's oldest university, founded in 1585 by Archduke Charles II of Austria. Over 22,000 students are currently enrolled at this university.

Ludwig Boltzmann was professor at the Karl-Franzens Universität twice (1869-1873 and 1876-1890) developing his statistical theory of heat. Nobel Laureate Otto Loewi taught at the University of Graz from 1909 until 1938. Victor Franz Hess (Nobel prize 1936) graduated in Graz and taught here (1920-1931, 1937-1938). Erwin Schrödinger (Nobel prize 1933) was briefly chancellor of the University of Graz in 1936.