The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change

Every July and August
over 70 top undergraduate and graduate students from around the world
come to Salzburg, Austria to work in international teams and across disciplines
to address some of today’s greatest challenges.

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Schloss Leopoldskron

The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change was co-founded by
Prof. Susan Moeller, director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) and Stephen Salyer, President and CEO of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change
is conceived to answer two of the most pressing questions of our time:
“How do media affect our understanding of ourselves, our cultures, our politics?” and
“How can we use media to better cover global problems and to aid in possible solutions?”  


Each summer, faculty and deans from universities across the globe participate in the Academy, giving lectures and acting as mentors to small teams of students who work on ‘real-world’ projects on topics of current need.  (See a recent publication of work from the Academy.)

This year’s Salzburg Academy session — July 16 to August 5, 2017 — will be the 11th year of the program.

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Students working on a project at the Academy

JOIN US AT THE SALZBURG ACADEMY NEXT SUMMER!

Academy students and faculty study and live at the Salzburg Global Seminar’s home, the 18th century Rococo palace Schloss Leopoldskron, celebrated as an historic center of the arts and scholarship — as well as the movie “home” of the Von Trapp family in “The Sound of Music.”

TO APPLY TO THE SALZBURG ACADEMY FROM THE UNITED STATES — CLICK HERE

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SALZBURG ACADEMY PROGRAM — CLICK  HERE
TO SEE THE PALACE WHERE THE SALZBURG ACADEMY IS HOSTED — CLICK HERE  (& HERE FOR PHOTOS )
Inside Leopoldskron palace: the Chinese Room for classes, the Library for studying, the Great Hall for dining
Inside Leopoldskron palace: the Chinese Room for classes, the Library for studying, the Great Hall for dining

Other world-renowned  academics, journalists, authors, actors, scholars, and educators visit the Salzburg Academy during its sessions. Visitors who have spoken to the Academy students and faculty include:

  • Daniel Barenboim, Pianist and Conductor, West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians
  • Mattias Döpfner, Chief Executive Officer of German media group Axel Springer SE, and President of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers
  • Richard Ford, Author
  • Stephen Jukes, Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK, and former global Head of News, Reuters
  • Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
  • Sir Gilbert Levine, Conductor
  • Dana Priest, Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Vanessa Redgrave, Actor
  • Tom Stoppard, Playwright
  • Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for International Migration & Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
To see information on the 2016 10th anniversary session, click HERE.
Faculty and students at the Salzburg Academ
Faculty and students at the Salzburg Academy

The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change is an initiative founded by the Salzburg Global Seminar and the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda at the University of Maryland, College Park.

ICMPA is an academic institute for media and public policy teaching and research based at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and affiliated with the University’s School of Public Policy. The Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent, non-governmental organization that for 70 years has convened imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions to solve issues of global concern.

Following each summer’s session, the Academy’s university and other partners collaborate in a range of shared projects focused on media’s roles and responsibilities in the public consideration of global issues.  Multiple books, articles and conference papers have resulted from these collaborations.


Prof. Paul Mihailidis, associate professor at Emerson College, is the current director of the Salzburg Academy program.

Multiple research projects and books have emerged from the Academy network of faculty and universities.  Some are listed here:

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