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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear Students!

As Rector of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, I bid you a very warm welcome. Salzburg, because of its beautiful scenery, many historical sites and the Festival, is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world. And Salzburg is a university town with a long tradition. The University of Salzburg was founded by Prince Archbishop Paris Lodron, the namesake of the University, in 1622. Today it consists of four faculties, with approximately 18,000 students and 2,800 employees. It is a centre for innovative research and is firmly integrated into the cultural and economic life of Salzburg. With its national and international networking, it is a modern knowledge hub in the heart of Europe. We can be proud of this university, which seamlessly embeds itself with its architecturally interesting buildings in the beautiful ambience of this city. The University of Salzburg offers students a broad range of courses with a balanced ratio of teachers to students. The positioning of the University of Salzburg for a secure future is particularly close to my heart. It has set itself clear research priorities, created a development plan for the future, and today is characterized by constantly developing and meeting new challenges.


Heinrich Schmidinger, Rector of the University of Salzburg and Chairman of the Austrian Universities


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  • In the Sala Terrena of the Faculty of Law at the University of Salzburg, the exhibition "Art and Criminal Justice" can be seen until 11 December, 2015. It is a joint project with the Faculty of Law at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt / Oder). The large-format illustrated panels with spectacular individual cases from the recent past were designed in Frankfurt and have been installed in Salzburg.
    Dr. Andreas Renz offers courses on the theme of "Grundlagen des interreligiösen Dialogs bzw. Grundlagen der Menschenbilder in den Weltreligionen /Foundations of Interreligious Dialogues and Basics of Human Images in World Religions" at the Centre for Intercultural Theology and Study of Religions.
    Three evenings of meetings for young adults with refugees and asylum seekers, KHG-Clubroom, Wiener Philharmoniker Gasse 2, Salzburg: Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 ("Face To Face"), 18:00 Thursday, 17 December, 2015 ("Voice To Voice"), 18:00 Wednesday 20 January, 2016 ("Mind To Mind"), 18:00
    W & K Forum with a guest lecture and subsequent discussion with Prof. Schmidt-Colinet on 3 December at 18:00 in the Kunstquartier, Atelier, 1st floor, Bergstr. 12a.
    The ceremony of the "Dies Academicus" at the University of Salzburg will take place on 3 December, 2015, at 11:00 in the Max Gandolph Library. The opening words will be spoken by Rector Heinrich Schmidinger and Landeshauptmann Wilfried Haslauer.
    The University of Salzburg is participating in the MORE-Project of the Austrian Universities: The aim is that refugees have the possibility of accessing a university education.
    „Alles nur geklaut? – eine musikalische Reise in die Welt des Ballettpasticcios“ is the motto of the 8th Gluck-Matinee, which will take place on Sunday, 6 December at 11:00, in the Solitär der Universität Mozarteum. This year the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra will be directed by Kai Röhrig for the first time.
    Meeting in Kunstquartier, Atelier, Bergstr 12a. Start Date/Time: 10 December at 15:00.
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