Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität
University description (as per official university website)
Anton Bruckner Private University (ABPU)
is a university in the fields of music, dance and drama, which sees its mission both in the artistic and artistic-pedagogical training, as in the development and exploration of the arts.
The ABPU is committed to promoting innovation in all areas represented by them as well as to maintain the tradition.
Based on its structure, which has three areas of art as a substantive focus and theme for each area of the interaction of historical and contemporary works, it makes the ABPU the goal of this their structure in terms of optimal networking of the arts by winning a number of ways of crossover between the divisions and specializations to maintain a separate profile.
The ABPU conceived as an integral part of the regional and national cultural life that provides the basis of the special status of outstanding artistic impulses University for the production, interpretation and reflection of the arts.
The ABPU sees itself as part of a network of educational and artistic and academic partners, is expanding on the existing strong relations also steadily with the aim of an intensive international connectivity.
As the University strives ABPU intensive networking with the regional neighboring universities, to enable cooperation in studying, teaching, artistic work and research.
The ABPU is committed on their behalf also of the young researchers and university training in the meaning of Life Long Learning.
As a professional art education institution, the ABPU is in close interaction with music, theater and tanzpädagogischen facilities in Upper Austria, in particular the Upper Austrian Music School.
The ABPU committed to the basic ideas of the Bologna process and aims to study innovative structures that are tailored to meet the current requirements of the labor market and are constantly reviewed in view of the perspective development of the various occupations.
To ensure consistently high quality in studying, teaching, artistic practice and research ABPU maintains its own quality management system that is in exchange with other institutions for quality assurance.
Quality assurance measures are designed for continuous review of the efficient use of resources, the analysis of development opportunities, strengths and deficits as well as review their own evaluation procedures.
The ABPU shall regularly account for their own content and economic action.
The ABPU sees himself in their social integration with the principle of equal obligation on all levels.
Although the Anton Bruckner University takes its name only recently - the music education in Linz has more than 200 years of tradition. Already in 1799 founded the city of music director Franz Xaver Glöggler, a confidant of Michael Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, the first music school in Linz. In 1823, then raised the newly-founded a singing school one Linzer Musikverein - the real precursor of the Anton Bruckner Private University.
The experiment, Anton Bruckner in 1863 as director of music school to win failed. However, Bruckner was the biographer and former secretary of Franz Liszt ', August Gollerich, now the Institute from 1896-1923 before strengthened. Bruckner and 1932 was named as the load - the appreciation of that music school to the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and now the "Anton Bruckner Private University."
The initial task of the predecessor institution, the level of the Linz's life lay through better education to raise, is the School of Music in 1950 by the City of Linz seen since, while the Bruckner Conservatory in more and more professional training could profile as a leading. This development was reviewed by the directors Carl Steiner (1945-1958), Wilhelm Jerger (1958-1973), Gerhard Dallinger (1973-1990), Hans Maria Kneihs (1990-1995) and Reinhart von Gutzeit (since 1995) continued steadily. Since the 90s developed the Bruckner-Conservatory of Music to a higher school in one of the most active cultural centers in Linz. Similarly, the continuously expanding range of training former Bruckner Conservatory, which now (2004), the agenda of the Anton Bruckner University in passing: twelve different disciplines as well as three university courses in the areas of classical music, jazz, drama and contemporary dance. This offer provides students with degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts, the accounts in European art colleges and universities are equal.