Our motto is “better together” because we want to focus on the resources we already have here at the NMH, and to explore how we can use them even more efficiently – together.
- Academic exchanges: We want to strengthen communication within and between the different academic communities and levels here at the NMH by organising more meeting places, in both professional and social terms. We will launch more interdisciplinary efforts and exchanges between genres and methods, and improve the connections between research and development (R&D) work and teaching.
- A culture of openness and security: We will work towards a culture that is more transparent than it is today, with more open doors between instruction rooms, between administrative and academic staff, and towards the management team. We also want to make it simpler for everyone to have access to and involvement in important decision-making processes, based on a fundamental sense of trust towards all staff members. This trust is also the reason why we want to ensure continuity and security by establishing permanent positions rather than offering short-term or part-time positions. Students should experience the NMH as a safe and open institution in their contact with teachers, the administration, and the management team. In our leadership positions, we will continue to hold regular meetings with the Student Committee, at least once a month, and will otherwise keep our doors open.
- Preserve and challenge: Part of the NMH’s mandate and social responsibility is to both conserve and to stimulate original thinking. This implies that we must acknowledge historical and traditional music in all genres, while at the same time we must try to take our place in the very forefront of innovation, in both our instruction and our R&D efforts. Our ambition is to build both from the inside out, and from the outside in. We must be visible to the world, and the world must be brought into our music studies through extensive contact with the community and interest in current topics. In the coming years, the NMH must also make efforts to improve sustainability, reduce greenhouse emissions and take environmental factors into account in all of our activities. This is a challenge that we accept.