International Educational Policy

Now that Europeanization, internationalization and globalization are taking on greater significance, and a common European educational area with a broad range of courses and teaching content is increasingly becoming a reality, educational institutions have the task of supporting cooperation projects on a national and international level in the best possible way and to develop them further.

The geographical location of Salzburg at the crossroads between north and south, east and west can be traced back to the 8th century and it is thus in a favourable position for fostering contacts throughout Europe.

The idea of a united Europe has a tradition in Salzburg going back hundreds of years. Wolfgang Amadé Mozart was born here in the 18th century, and from his home town travelled to cities such as London, Paris, Milan, Naples and Prague, thus opening up a European dimension in musical life in Salzburg. In the following century this was continued in a series of music festivals which culminated in the founding of the Salzburg Festival in 1920. Salzburg thereby opened itself up to the entire European and international area. Promoting and fostering contacts, and cooperation in the sphere of the fine arts was further intensified.

In the history of the Mozarteum University Salzburg internationality has always had major significance. Students from a great variety of nations take the opportunity to train at an institution where renowned artistic personalities from all over the world are engaged as teachers. They make every effort to convey their skills and art to the students, and through their own commitment and their international activities in the world of the arts as artists, teachers or jury members make a major contribution to initiating contacts on a European and international level with other cultural institutions, to promote and develop them further and to fulfil the mission of cooperation in the context of the Erasmus+ programme or under similar auspices.