Nikola Benin. UNESCO: “Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development”

Nikola Benin, Ph.D

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The call for applications for the new edition of the Masters in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development”, offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin (for the English) and, University of Barcelona (for the Spanish edition) and the International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICCROM, is now open.

The programme is intended for professionals involved in the management of World Heritage properties and/or professionals and specialists involved in the preservation or promotion of cultural heritage.

Four categories of participants are invited to apply:

  • Officials and/or professionals in the public and private sector, UN Agencies, foundations and NGOs;
  • Recent university graduates from developing and developed countries;
  • Professionals already involved in cultural projects , or interested in designing and managing special projects;
  • People working or interested in World Heritage projects and related research.

The essential requirements for admission are a minimum of three year university degree (BA) as well as fluency in the English or Spanish Language.

The Masters are intended to contribute to improved management of cultural resources through preparing managers and practitioners in becoming cultural entrepreneurs and promoters of local development, income generation, job creation, enriching the traditional conservation approach. The Programmes provide a solid foundation in cultural economics, going through the value chain of cultural and natural resources. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of heritage, enabling the monitoring of their effectiveness. They also put emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for the preservation and promotion of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites (WHS), through the preparation of management plans and projects, including the identification of strategic activities.

  • The English programme will be held in Turin, Italy, at the campus of the International Training Centre of the ILO.

The Master will take place from 16 October 2017 and consists of three major learning cycles:

  • The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 16 October 2017 and will end on 19 January 2018;
  • The second cycle, from 22 January 2018 to 18 May 2018, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Class attendance is compulsory for the entire period;
  • The third cycle, from 21 May 2018 to 12 October 2018, will be a research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their final project.

 

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a joint 1st level specialization Master Diploma from the University of Torino and the Politecnico di Torino.

 

  • The Spanish programme will be held in Barcelona, Spain, at the University of Barcelona.

The Master will take place from 16 October 2017 to 28 September 2018 and consists of three major learning cycles.

  • The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 16 October 2017 and will end on 15 December 2017
  • The second cycle, from 15 January 2018 to 27 April 2018, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Barcelona, Spain, at the University of Barcelona.
  • The third cycle will be a research and study period during which the students may attend internships activities and are expected to finalize their final project. (from 7 May to 14 September 2018).

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a joint 1st level specialization Master Diploma from the University of Torino and a diploma of “Master proprio” from the University of Barcelona.

 

The tuition fee for each Master Programme is EURO 8400.

The interested candidates should fill-in an on-line application form (available on the web page http://turinschool.itcilo.org) and submit it no later than 25 August 2017.

For further information about the Master programmes, availability of scholarships and for all other communications please contact the course secretariat:

Turin School of Development

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, Italy

Tel.: +39-011-6936945

E-mail: worldheritage@itcilo.orgpatrimoniohumanidad@itcilo.org or turinschool@itcilo.org

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