Welcome to the summer semester of 2020

(c) Anna Luther

Even if the weather does not look like it at the moment, the summer semester is about to begin. This semester, we will again be welcoming Erasmus students at the ABPU: from Germany, Italy and Lithuania. In order to ease their start in the host country, we have planned a day at the beginning of March to help with organisational matters, such as enrolment and course selection. And to make sure that nobody gets lost, a tour of the university will follow. In the afternoon, some of the Erasmus students from last winter semester will join to be with us for the highlight of the day: a guided tour through the unique graffiti gallery, the Mural Harbor, in Linz Harbor. Afterwards we will even be allowed to get creative ourselves during a graffiti crash course!

"Performing on stage was overwhelming!"

(c) Camilla Storvollen

Agnes Antal, an ABPU student from the Institute of Dance Arts (IDA), spent her Erasmus semester in summer 2019 at the Norwegian College of Dance (Norges Dansehøyskole) in Oslo. Her stay was a great success for everyone involved. For this reason she was asked by the host institution to share her experiences.

10 October 2019 - ERASMUS Information Day at Bruckner University

(c) Anke Held

(c) Anke Held

What exactly is the 'Erasmus' study programme? Who can go on an exchange within the Erasmus framework – when, where and for how long? Who do I have to contact if I want to spend some time abroad on an Erasmus grant?
You can find answers to these and other questions about the Erasmus programme at the Erasmus Information Day.
Additionally, take part in our Erasmus quiz and receive lots of Erasmus goodies.
Just stop by - on Thursday, 10 October 2019, from 11.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the ERASMUS information desk in the foyer of the ABPU, right next to the Bistro Frédéric.



WELCOME DAYS October 2019

(c) Katharina Roth

Now they are history already - the WELCOME DAYS for our incoming students of the winter semester 2019. People from five different nations met each other and agreed on the transfer language: English. The initial uncertainty was quickly dispelled and mutual sympathies were sparked. The open and uncomplicated way of dealing with each other ensured that these days were a wonderful experience for all participants. In addition to impressions of the everyday life at Bruckner University and the cultural life of Linz, the excursion to Aussee and surroundings was the highlight of these Days. Topped off by wonderful excursion weather, this day revealed beauty of nature below and above ground, held culinary highlights ready and gave intensive insights into the history of Austria. At the same time an enormously strong group feeling developed with a shared desire for joint projects in the near future. We can be curious!


(c) Anna Luther

At the beginning of the winter semester 2019/20 we welcome ten new Erasmus incoming students with our three-day WELCOME DAYS. Starting with a joint breakfast and a subsequent getting to know tour through the entire Bruckner University, including a special guided tour through the library, the Erasmus incoming students will also have the opportunity to approach the German language at ease in a German class.

On day two, our guests learn how to deal with the in-house online structure – with some help from our student representatives. In addition, we will explore the city of Linz together with a professional city guide and take a look behind the scenes at the Musiktheater close to the Volksgarten.

The Welcome Days will be concluded with a trip to the Salzkammergut including a detour to the „Salzwelten“ in Altaussee, in order to get to know the surroundings of Linz and Upper Austria.

A dense program thus with many new impressions and experiences for the Erasmus incoming students to facilitate their start in Austria!

Bye Bye! - Final concert of the Erasmus students

A nice and intensive time at Bruckner University is coming to an end for our Erasmus students of this year. They were able to gain many new experiences, advance their artistic development AND make new friends during this year. Their common interest in music and their joy in making music together culminated in another highlight, namely in their successful final concert. There not only they, as Erasmus students, demonstrated their high level of ability, but among them were also other students of the ABPU, whom they got to know during their studies.

All together they presented a varied program, which leads one to believe that the friendship and the joint artistic work will continue in the future.

Erasmus students: Elisa Horrer, Ivo de Ros, Hanka Pištová, Trang Nguyen, Vojtěch Drnek, Jan Lacina, Flore-Elise Capelier

Other participants | Valentin Steinsiek, Oksana Germain, Jorge Garzon Pavez, Annina Wachter, Joan Lopez Cuamatzi, Tobias Karrer, Odysseas Manidakis

FR 21.06.2019, 17.30 hrs, JIM Size ensemble room
Concert Coordination: Flore Elise Capelier