Prof. Dr. Mario Dunkel has been junior professor for music education at UOL since 2017. In 2018, he initiated a project in cooperation with the University of Groningen, which has been funded by the Volkswagen Foundation since 2019. The project explores connections between populism and popular music in Europe. The project was started as a pure research project, but in the future the aim is to cooperate more in seminars, if possible, so that students can also participate. The creation of a platform for cooperation between doctoral students from the universities involved in the project is also to be promoted.