MED CAMPUS

A campus that unites everything: spacious study zones for effective learning, comfortable seating for creative breaks from thinking, modern labs for innovative research projects, fully equipped lecture halls for educating the medical professionals of tomorrow and proximity to University Hospital for a health concept of the future. With MED CAMPUS Graz, a new space has been created for the innovative ideas and future-oriented thinking of thousands of employees and students.

A campus that unites everything

Studierende auf dem Fahrrad

FLAGSHIP PROJECT FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Following our motto "sustainable living. learning. researching," we are aware of our responsibility to society and take our role as a flagship project for sustainability very seriously: Module 1 of MED CAMPUS Graz is the first research and laboratory building in Austria to receive the highest level of certification from the Austrian Sustainable Building Council (ÖGNI)—the result of a holistic approach that unites economic, environmental and social aspects and sets new standards. Expanded connections for public transportation and a carefully planned bike path network are important steps for sustainable mobility.

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OPEN SPACE FOR LIVING

At this location, teaching, research and patient care are connected not only symbolically by bridges: The modern architecture shows the close cooperation in these areas, which constitutes our university's recipe for success. Openness, accessibility and communication play important roles, and this is reflected in the numerous meeting areas for exchanging ideas and culinary offerings. The entire potential of MED CAMPUS Graz will be realized when Module 2 is completed in 2022.

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FUTURE-ORIENTED RESTRUCTURING

MED CAMPUS Graz makes visible the future-oriented restructuring of Med Uni Graz, which has simplified the organization of research and teaching and improved their quality. In addition to the merging of the preclinical and clinical areas of Med Uni Graz as well as University Hospital, this physical restructuring is also primarily expressed in the merging of institutes into centers and the establishment of ZMFII areas for research projects and core facilities. This reorganization should accelerate the dynamics of internal cooperation.

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ART

Works of art on the subject of medicine enrich the campus, inspiring all (future) researchers and medical doctors to decipher the complex interactions within the human body. Where is a better place to take a break than between the artistic works of Manfred Erjautz, Matt Mullican, Esther Stocker and Misha Stroj?

Kinderbetreuung

kinderCAMPUS

In 2014 kinderCAMPUS, the Med Uni Graz child care facility, opened as part of our campus. Our university staff can find the right program for their children. Depending on their situation and needs, staff have the choice of a day nursery, a kindergarten, a mixed-aged group of children and care by day parents (Betriebstageseltern). Our diverse programs and projects should arouse a child's curiosity, encourage critical thinking, imagination and creativity and make it fun to learn, research, and discover.

Medical Science City

MEDICAL SCIENCE CITY

Med Uni Graz and University Hospital Graz stand for constructive knowledge transfer between teaching, research and the hospital. The Center for Medical Research, the Center for Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Medicine, Biobank Graz and many other institutions provide the perfect research infrastructure, which rises to a fully new level on the premises of MED CAMPUS Graz and encourages interdisciplinary networking within the Med Uni Graz community. Under the name Medical Science City, a new city district for health has emerged, making Styria one of Europe's leading medical centers.

The basic idea was to unite all Med Uni Graz institutes at one location in direct proximity to the hospital with the goal of driving forward research and teaching as well as strengthening cooperation. This is also reflected in the structure of the building, which was deliberately designed to be open in order to promote horizontal and vertical communication.

Hellmut Samonigg, Rector of Med Uni Graz

MED CAMPUS GRAZ IS A PLACE

  • where the clinical and non-clinical areas are brought together into one company, the Medical University of Graz
  • where the creation of profiles and priorities in teaching and research go beyond existing structural limits
  • where resource use, synergy formation and the capacity to develop are optimal

MED CAMPUS GRAZ IS A SPACE

  • for communication among teaching staff, researchers, students and staff
  • for creative exchange between teaching staff and researchers from different disciplines who are active in the medical field
  • for visions and role models, for future-oriented thinking by students, teaching staff, researchers and staff

MED CAMPUS GRAZ IS AN OPPORTUNITY

  • to provide barrier-free access to the teaching, research and communication campus
  • to establish a university location with a sustainable design and use
  • to stimulate a regional economic space and to develop into an attractive university

ART ON CAMPUS

MANFRED ERJAUTZ: "SHELTER (HIGH TOUCH)"

Eight figures stand or lie upside down around in the opening of the facade at the campus entrance: a fetus, a newborn, a child, a young person, a pregnant woman, a man, a frail man and a skeleton. The figures grow—each in the color of the square of the facade in which it is located—out of the facade. Cast in aluminum and painted or coated in powder, they feature the human body and the changes in its constitution over the course of a lifetime.

MATT MULLICAN: "CANVAS RUBBING PROJECT"

Yellow-primed canvases have been hung to cover three walls in the auditorium foyer. Illustrations were applied to the canvas with oil pastels using the frottage technique. The motifs deal with the subject "communication inside and outside the body." Processes within the body as well as scenes from the story of the relationship between doctors and patients are depicted. Several symbols from Matt Mullican's self-developed imagery and systematics can also be found.

ESTHER STOCKER: "CRUMPLED OBJECT"

Located at ground level, Esther Stocker's spherical sculpture resembles an artificial stone or rock. A square pattern is printed on the surface of hardened truck tarp, which is greatly folded and crumpled. With this scrunched up shape, she creates an image of the many discarded ideas with which researchers are confronted time and time again.

MISHA STROJ: "ON A BODY"

A "lab of another kind" hangs at the top of the steps by the entrance to the lecture hall: a type of shelf or case that includes the floor area of the numerous labs of the campus in its grid. Each work in the individual wood cases records a chain of test results. Several cases are enclosed in glass; several remain open.

JOHANES ZECHNER: "THE TRUNKS"

The orchards of the Graz Sisters of the Holy Cross were formerly found on the premises of MED CAMPUS Graz. Over the course of the development, trees were cut down. Their trunks were cut into boards and stored. The trunks of those apple trees are now on display in the farewell room of the pathology department. They have been brought into a floating formation that evokes a morphology of temporality along with the color of the room and the light.

Hans Sünkel

An extensive reorganization of basic research is also associated with MED CAMPUS Graz, for twelve formerly preclinical institutes have been pooled into three interdisciplinary centers.

Hans Sünkel, Chair of the University Council