Publication of Internationalisation Strategy

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Our university explicitly considers herself as an international educational institution. On July 12, 2022, this was confirmed by the Senate through the unanimous passing of the Internationalisation Stratefy of the University. Important key points are the expansion of mobility numbers and strategic university alliances as well as the support of international students within our university.

You can read and download the Internationalisation strategy here.

DAAD-funding: Exchange with Mongolian State Conservatory has been extended for another two years

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Photo (left to right): exchange students from Mongolia, Prof. Purevkhuu Tsogbadrakh (president MSC), Prof. Dr. Bernd Redmann, exchange student from Mongolia, Prof. Markus Bellheim

The Mongolian State Conservatory in Ulan Bator (MSC) and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) have again obtained funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to extend their existing partnership for another two years. 

Since the academic year 2020, both universities have a close cooperation – especially in the areas of Jazz and Folk Music. The presidents of both universities, Prof. Purevkhuu Tsogbadrakh (MSC) and Prof. Dr. Bernd Redmann (HMTM), have emphasised the particular value of the partnership for both institutions during their meeting on March 25th, 2022 in Munich. The meeting was also attended by Prof. Markus Bellheim, who is the Head of International Office and responsible for the exchange, as well as by three students from Mongolia.

Within the current cooperation, each academic year, three students from HMTM were able to study in Ulan Bator during the spring semester. In return, three students from MSC spend the whole academic year in Munich. Additionally, twelve short-term lectureships (three weeks) were financed during that period. The funding also supported language courses, staff travels and a student tutorial. The project is coordinated by musician and lecturer Martin Zenker who has supported this partnership since its beginning.

The exchange scheme is now extended for another two years. Funding will support bilateral student exchanges, a total of eight short-term lectureships, as well as language courses, staff travels and a student tutorial. The corresponding application from the International Office at HMTM was approved by the evaluation commission in March 2022. The DAAD grants 96,694 € for the academic years 2022/23 and 2023/24.

The DAAD supports this partnership with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the programme “International Study and Training Partnerships (ISAP)”.

Applications for students and staff of HMTM are now open. For further information, please contact Prof. Markus Bellheim, Head of International Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

STIBET II – new funding by the DAAD

Graphil willkommen 984x250Since January 2021, the HMTM is funded by the DAAD programme "STIBET II - Model Projects to Promote a Welcoming Culture".

Under the title "#gis - Grundlagen für internationale Studierende", digital content for an e-learning platform will be developed and made available over the next three years. Various digital formats will be produced with which international Bachelor's students can prepare for the musicological subjects in self-study. The initial target group is students from East Asia (China, Korea and Japan). As a long term goal, however, the programme will also address the special needs of other international target groups.

In addition to music theory content, the programme also aims at addressing cultural challenges. In addition, the programme will be linked to the advisory services offered by the International Office.

In case you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the project coordinator Lilli Jordan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Regular exchanges with the Mongolian State Conservatory from the winter semester 2020/21

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The Mongolian State Conservatory in Ulan Bator (MSC) and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) are to expand their partnership from the academic year 2020/2021 in a comprehensive and sustained way. Thanks to a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) of a total of 88,410 Euros for the two academic years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022, we are able to substantially expand the partnership.

From the 2020/2021 academic year, each year three students from the HMTM will be able to study for the summer semester in Ulan Bator. In exchange, each academic year three students from the MSC will come to Munich for a whole academic year. As well as the students, twelve short-term lectureships each of three weeks’ duration will be financed. In both of the funding years, six lecturers from the HMTM will travel to the MSC and six from the MSC to the HMTM. As well as this, the grant includes language courses, travel by project staff, and a student tutorial. The project will be coordinated by musician and lecturer Martin Zenker, who has been responsible for the development of this collaboration from the outset.

The DAAD is supporting the university partnership from the 2020/2021 academic year with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the “International Study and Training Partnerships (ISAP)” programme.

Interested students and teaching staff at the HMTM can now apply.
All information is available from: Prof. Markus Bellheim, Head of International Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Funding commitment for student exchanges with Jerusalem

jamd logoThe European Commission has approved the application by the International Office of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) for a grant of over 75,000 Euros for mobility projects with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) (https://www.jamd.ac.il/en). The funding period begins on 1 August 2019 and extends over a period of 3 years. The main focus of this initiative will be student exchanges. The aim of the funding is to support a continuous mutual exchange between the two universities. The JAMD has been a partner university of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) since 2018. Both institutions already work together intensively on various different projects.
Each semester, at least one student mobility to Israel can be supported. In return, the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) will host students from Israel to study in Munich. As well as this, there will also be funding opportunities for teaching and administrative staff.
The International Office is available to answer questions at any time, and asks those interested in applying for a study placement in Jerusalem for the summer semster 2021 or later to get in touch with Cindy Voigtländer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at +49 89 289-27444).