For we like to amuse ourselves with all kinds of masters, ancient and modern
W. A. Mozart
With more than 2 ,400 students in Graz and Oberschützen, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – the KUG – is an internationally renowned place of education. With 17 institutes, 2 doctoral schools and a centre for gender studies it offers highly qualified training as well as research and development and exploration of the arts.The university located in the heart of Europe combines Austrian tradition in music and the performing arts with a pioneering contemporary positioning in a unique way. The students are at the center of the daily work of the employees at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. The University connects seemingly opposing elements and perspectives, from which a basic principle of „interplay“ emerges that determines and defines the profile of the whole University. This includes: university AND society, art AND science, teaching AND research as well as development and exploration the arts, practice AND reflection, tradition AND modernity, local AND international matters.