At IKM – founded in 1975 – we combine the academic disciplines of cultural institutions studies, cultural management, cultural studies and gender studies in research and teaching. 

We offer courses at bachelor and master level and enable dissertation projects within the framework of PhD studies as part of our commitment to promoting young talent. In addition, with our two postgraduate programs – one for cultural management, the other for applied dramaturgy – we offer two university continuing education courses with a Master's degree, which can be completed part-time, so that theory and practice mutually enrich each other.

We regularly organize international and national conferences, symposia, meetings, workshops, panel discussions, etc. in which we present the department's teaching and research activities to an interested public.

The IKM Library is also open to the public. It offers a unique collection of literature on cultural management, cultural policy, cultural law, cultural statistics, cultural theory and gender studies. We cordially invite you to use the IKM Library as a quiet place to work.

Our international networking is reflected in our active involvement in numerous international research networks (e.g. ENCATC, Fachverband Kulturmanagement, International Music Business Research Association) as well as in many international and national research projects and cooperations.