Vision and goals

The internationalisation strategy of the HfM Weimar is in line with the university's mission statement as well as its teaching mission statement. Through concrete goals and measures, it supports the implementation of the visions from the mission statement documents. At the same time, it refers to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and thus underlines the social responsibility of the university.

Internationalisation strengthens the HfM Weimar's claim to offer the highest quality in all fields of activity - in study and teaching, in practice and research, in administration and management. Internationalisation is therefore not a value in itself, but a tool for realising this claim. As a cross-sectional task, all areas of the university are equally concerned with it.

The most urgent task areas are to be addressed with the help of the following objectives:

Further develop the university's attractiveness for international students, doctoral candidates and employees

An essential success factor for attracting and retaining international students, doctoral candidates and employees is the establishment of sustainable measures for integration into the social and cultural life at the university location. The goal is therefore the further development of a welcoming culture that already begins with the first (virtual) contact with the university and its media taking into account the internationality of the target group.

The focus is on improving study and living conditions not only at the university itself, but also in the local and regional environment, e.g. through more intensive cooperation with the city of Weimar, the Studierendenwerk Thüringen and other institutions in the region. This also contributes to the quality of the educational programmes and increases the employability of its members.

Strategically align and deepen international cooperations

The many international activities and initiatives of individual members of the HfM Weimar should be more strongly bundled and, if possible, institutionalised. In this way, collaborations can be made accessible, sustainably oriented and deepened across all areas.

One instrument here is the networking of results that emerge from cooperation projects: By involving people from as many different organisational units as possible, the gain in competence is enriched across the university.

Contributing responsibly to social relevance as a university of music

Music practice, education and research have a social dimension and relevance. We responsibly contribute experiences gained in our university community to further develop diversity both internally and externally in the civil society of our region.

At the same time, we pay attention to the ethical dimension of international cooperation: international collaborations are developed together with the partner organisations and the people involved are involved on an equal footing.

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