The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz boasts specific strengths and values that will form the foundation of the university´s priorities for the years 2019 to 2024. With these four main focus points, the university outlines its distinguishing features, which are already internationally recognisable.  They make the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz irreplaceable in competition with national and international arts universities and contribute to the university´s unique profile. They are: Contemporary Music, Research, Jazz and Chamber Music.

Special focus in the field of arts-based research includes:

Emphasis with main interest on research in the following fields: