Institutes for Music Journalism and Music Informatics
In December 2015, the State Ministry of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Sciences, Research and Arts merged the Institutes for Music Journalism and Music Informatics and Musicology at the University of Music Karlsruhe into a Center for Music Journalism and Music Informatics. This development occured as part of the Baden-Württemberg Excellence Initiative. A positive effect resulted upon university study, teaching, and media literacy. New focal points were created in music, language, sound, and media interaction. Through the center, innovative, high-quality teaching opportunities were added to, and implemented at, the university. These included cognitive science, neuroscience of music, video production, and motion pictures. Exciting creative artistic media projects are made possible in the university or with external partners, including multimedia music education with musicology students and school musicians.