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Anton Bruckner Private University – Linz, Austria

Call for Applications: Doctoral Studies at Anton Bruckner Private University

In 2018/19 the Anton Bruckner Private University (ABPU) in Linz Austria has launched two doctoral programmes: an artistic doctoral programme and an academic doctoral programme. We currently invite applications for both programmes.

Doctoral candidates at ABPU will receive supervision from leading international experts active in their fields, and have access to dance studios, the computer-music laboratory Sonic Lab, a modern recording studio, and concert halls for the most diverse requirements. They will profit from the lively artistic and research environment of the university in the central-European city of Linz with its four universities and the Ars Electronica Centre.

From the outset and continuing throughout the programme of study, our doctoral candidates will be offered a broad professional network through our cooperation with three renowned Austrian universities for co-supervision: the Paris Lodron University, Salzburg; the University of Art and Design, Linz; and the University for Music and the Performing Arts, Vienna.

Application deadline: 8.3.2019 for doctoral studies starting in the Winter semester of 2019/20. 

In the artistic doctoral programme, areas of research may be chosen from the following fields of research:

• Applied music psychology
• Historical performance practice
• Interpretation research (performance studies, contemporary)
• Composition
• Contemporary dance

In the academic doctoral programme, areas of research may be chosen from the following fields of research:

• Interpretation research (historical)
• Cultural studies
• Musicology
• Music pedagogy
• Dance studies

For general information please consult the university website at
Under the following sublinks you will find information on admission regulations, curricula, supervisors and more for each individual programme:

• Academic doctoral programme:

• Artistic doctoral programme:

For further enquiries please contact the Director of Doctoral Studies, Prof. Dr Barbara Lüneburg, 

The ABPU will offer an intensive preparatory course in developing a research exposé on the 4th and 5th of February, 2019. Registration at 


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