The European Training- and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Graz (Uni-ETC) was established in 2009. Located at the Faculty of Law of the University of Graz and in the Human Rights City Graz, it is active in interdisciplinary research, teaching and science-to-public activities in human rights. The Centre is a clearing-house for human rights at the University of Graz, hosts the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security and cooperates with the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO in Graz.
The Centre offers courses in human rights and human rights education for students of all academic disciplines. It coordinates the certificate in human rights within the university's law degree programme with more than 25 lectures and courses in human rights, including clinics and skill-building courses. The Centre participates in the regional master programmes of the Global Campus of Human Rights.
The Centre undertakes research in human rights and human rights education, the nexus of the European Union and human rights, globalisation, South-East Europe, democratisation, human rights at the local level and migration and asylum law. It coordinates the interdisciplinary human rights cluster in the research network Heterogeneity and Cohesion of the University of Graz and the interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Human Rights, Democracy, Diversity and Gender. The Centre publishes the European Yearbook on Human Rights, is member of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), facilitates the human rights award of the University of Graz and is responsible for the membership of the University of Graz in the network Scholars at Risk.