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Target 2030: reducing emissions from the mobility sector by 44 per cent compared to the current greenhouse gas balance.

The area of mobility includes commuting and stays abroad by staff and students as well as staff  business trips. In terms of international business travel, the University of Graz has set itself a reduction target of 50 per cent by 2030 compared to the reference budget. Furthermore, the University of Graz promotes sustainable commuting, especially in the areas of public transport and cycling. As of March 2017, the University of Graz is recognised as an officially certified bicycle-friendly company and was able to obtain the EU-wide “Cycle-Friendly Employer” certificate in the gold category.

Green mobility offers at the University of Graz

Mobility services for employees:

Mobility services for students:

  • e-carsharing: offered at a favourable rate; registration at: postfossil.at
  • Greendrive: the carpooling service to and from the university, free registration with your university account
  • Bicycle parking: the university is continuously expanding its bicycle parking facilities

Further information is available at the Economic Department of the University of Graz.

The University of Graz travels by train

The University of Graz saved 12.4 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2020 through business trips with ÖBB and 10.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2021.

The CO2 saving results from the ratio of the distance travelled between train and car. Emissions are reduced when you travel by train instead of by car. With diesel or petrol car, an average of 147 grams of CO2 equivalents are produced per kilometre per person. If travelling by train, the emissions are reduced to 13 grams of CO2 equivalents per passenger-kilometre. *

* Emission data from the Federal Environment Agency (Gemis)

This makes rail travel a key component of climate-friendly mobility.
ÖBB CO2-Savings Certificat 2020
ÖBB CO2-Savings Certificat 2021

Bicycle parking, shower and changing facilities

The mobility of staff and students

In 2021, the distribution transport services used (modal split) by University of Graz employees and students was surveyed in 2021. In fact, the bicycle is the most frequently used mode of transport for employees, and also for students. Between seasons, small fluctuations in the modal split can be seen because usually at the beginning of autumn, fewer people cycle and instead prefer to take public transport.

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