With some 2,300 students in Graz and Oberschützen, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Kunstuniversität Graz for short – is an internationally renowned place of education. It combines high-quality education for artistic and academic professions with the development and unfolding of the arts and with scientific research. In parallel to its regional mission as an Austrian cultural institution, KUG sees itself as a through and through European university with a traditional orientation to Eastern and Southeastern Europe.