Location: The University of Graz

This year’s EMOOCs conference will take place at the University of Graz located at Universitätsplatz 3, 8010 Graz, Austria.

The University of Graz, which was founded in 1585, is Austria’s second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates, have taught and researched there.
With 32,500 students and 4,000 employees the University of Graz contributes significantly to the vibrating life of the Styrian capital. Its 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.

Check out the university’s website for more information or watch our video



How to get there:

By plane:

Airport of Graz
The closest international airport is the Airport of Graz

From the airport to the city by public transport: From the airport in Graz/Feldkirchen, you can easily reach Graz by train. A railway station is located nearby the airport and there are several direct trains to the main railway station Graz Hauptbahnhof. The journey from the airport to Graz Hauptbahnhof takes about 30 minutes.

You can find any further information on the website of the airport.

From the airport to the city by public transport
You can also reach the city center by taxi. Costs (one way) are about € 30,00. (Taxi Shuttle)


Vienna International Airport
You can also travel to Vienna Airport which is located 3 hours (by train) away from Graz (via Vienna Central Railway Station – Wien Hauptbahhof).


By train:

There are good connections to Graz (Graz Hauptbahnhof) from most cities of the surrounding countries.

Graz Hauptbahnhof – City center
From the main railway station Graz Hauptbahnhof the center city can be easily reached by means of public transport in 10 minutes (tramlines 1, 3, 6, 7).


University of Graz
The University of Graz can be reached by taking bus number 63 (from Graz Hauptbahnhof) or bus number 31 (from Graz Jakominiplatz).

Free public transport ticket

As a participant of the EMOOCs 2016 conference you will get a free 3-day-ticket for the Graz public transport system at the registration.



Please book your hotel room in Graz here.
You can also find the list of hotels here as a pdf-download.

Free Sightseeing Tours

For participants of the EMOOCs conference we offer two sightseeing tours „Discover Graz“ (duration: 2 hrs):

World Heritage and Cultural Capital. Graz has many faces: Renaissance residence and student city. Romantic arcaded courtyards, bustling squares, medieval alleys, southern charm. A panorama of old and new. From the clock tower with its unusual hands to the island made of glass and steel. From the emperor’s mausoleum to the „Kunsthaus“ – the „friendly alien“. Have a sensuous experience of a captivating city.

Sunday, February 21, 14.00


Wednesday, February 24, 14.00

Extend your stay

Graz offers a wide range of museums, sightseeing opportunities and activities. For special offers (Graz packages) click here.

In Styria: If you wish to enjoy the ski season or visit some of our famous hot springs,  you can find some special offers here.


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