The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – the KUG – is an internationally renowned educational institution in the heart of Europe with campuses in Graz and Oberschützen. At 17 institutes, two doctoral schools and a centre for gender studies, it offers highly qualified teaching and research as well as the development, exploration and analysis of the arts. The focus is on artistic citizenship and the connection between Austrian musical tradition and the innovative contemporary positioning. For researchers, the university offers an attractive environment. The focus is on music-related research, ranging from natural science and technology to social science and humanities approaches, and also includes artistic research. Theatre studies and gender studies complete the research portfolio. As a place of education and as an employer, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz sees itself as part of an open society that takes diversity into account through its work.