Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development (ed. 2020-21)

Master in World heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development (ed. 2020-21)

15 Outubro 2020–14 Outubro 2021
O curso está disponível em English
Key features
Modern methods

Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises

Inspiring discussions

Exchange ideas with international students and faculty

High-level resources

Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations

Apresentação do Mestrado

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development aims to impart the competences and skills required to manage cultural resources, design and implement cultural projects, and promote World Heritage Sites and other UNESCO designations. The Master combines essential knowledge of cultural economics and cultural policies with the competences needed to design projects in the cultural field. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse UNESCO Conventions (World Heritage, Intangible Heritage, Diversity of Cultural Expressions) and programmes (Creative Cities, Man and Biosphere, Global Geoparks, Memories of the World). The Master focuses on developing economically sound projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries, and tourism. There is significant emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management skills for the promotion of cultural resources, and close attention is paid to cultural market analysis and the setting-up and management of cultural districts.

Perfil dos participantes

The Master is intended for:

  • Officials and/or professionals in the public and private sectors, 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 cultural development projects;
  • People working or interested in World Heritage Sites and related research.

The essential requirements for admission are a university degree (minimum three years) and fluency in English.

What makes this master different?

Focus on real world

The Master combines theory and practice.

It focuses on developing economically sound projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries, and tourism.

Methodology and approach

The programme promotes discussion, debate and diversity by providing opportunities for exchange and peer learning, in the classroom and during the study visits.

The students:

  • Learn from the world renown professors and experts during the lectures and knowledge sessions;
  • Conduct case-study analysis of some of the current examples;
  • Practice through out-of-classroom activities, workshops and study visits to selected sites/locations;
  • Apply the frameworks and concepts by designing their own actual project that they can implement after the completion of the course;
  • Receive tutoring support for learning comprehension and write-up of the project document.
What will I learn?

The course combines essential knowledge of cultural economics and cultural policies with the competences needed to design projects in the cultural field. The Programme explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse UNESCO Conventions (World Heritage, Intangible, Diversity of Cultural Expressions).

The Master aims to impart necessary competencies and skills in management of cultural resources, design and implementation of cultural projects, and promotion of World Heritage Sites and other UNESCO destinations.

The Master focuses on developing economically sound projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries, and tourism.

The Programme applies a multidisciplinary approach, covering the value chain of tangible and intangible resources. The Programme puts significant emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management skills for the promotion of cultural resources, with a prominent attention to the cultural market analysis and set-up and management of cultural districts.

Phases

The Master duration is 1 year with only about 4 months of face-to-face learning activities taking place in Turin, Italy. This makes the programme accessible and affordable for working practitioners and students coming from outside of Italy.

The Master combines two distance-learning modules with a face-to-face period.

The first cycle (15 October 2018 – 20 January 2019) is a distance learning phase supported by a tutoring service.

The second cycle (21 January 2019 – 17 May 2019) is a face-to-face learning period that is held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO.

The third cycle (21 May 2019 – 14 October 2019) is a distance learning home-based research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their projects, while being at work or home.

The first cycle (15 October 2018 – 20 January 2019) is a distance learning phase supported by a tutoring service.

This introductory phase is a distance-learning tutor-assisted distance-learning module with the two foundational blocks:

  • Cultural Heritage and Economic Development;
  • World Heritage System and Heritage Management.

The second cycle (21 January 2019 – 17 May 2019) is a face-to-face learning period that is held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO.

A distance learning final research and write-up (21 May 2019 – 14 October 2019)

This module allows the students to further elaborate and develop their project documents, in order to prepare their final submission and to explore possibilities of concrete implementation.

The Modules
Culture and Economic Development

This module introduces participants to the following topics:

  • The value chain of cultural and heritage sites;
  • Cultural capital and the theory of sustainable development;
  • The role of culture in supporting local development;
  • Cultural districts, property rights and sustainable economic development;
  • Governance and cultural policies in cultural/creative industries;
  • Cooperatives, micro enterprises, local entrepreneurship and microfinance;
  • Gender and economics;
  • International organizations and cultural projects;
  • Cultural resources as strategic engines for local development.
Project Management in the Cultural Field

This module is intended to upgrade participants’ competences in the disciplines of project cycle design and management. All phases of the project cycle are introduced and analyzed: problem analysis, stakeholder mapping, strategy selection (alternative analysis), project planning (logical framework) and scheduling, and project formulation as well as resource allocation and budgetary management.

Monitoring and evaluation of projects will also be covered. Ample opportunity is given to the participants to practice the development of the project logical framework and project appraisal techniques.

Cultural Sectors and Creative Industries

This module investigates the main cultural sectors that come into play in cultural policies, as well as the institutional, regulatory, economic framework and policies that govern their functioning. Based on students preferences, this module can include:

  • Museums;
  • Monuments and archaeological sites;
  • Urban heritage;
  • Performing arts;
  • Creative and Cultural industries;
  • Economics of cultural tourism;
  • Contemporary heritage;
  • Cultural routes;
  • The global system of UNESCO designations and programmes.
Tools for Strategic Planning and Evaluation

This module explores the main tools needed for evaluating, planning, managing and monitoring cultural resources and heritage assets. Specifically, it focuses on frameworks and methodologies and instruments for Strategic Planning and Management. It includes an illustration of tools for decision making processes and stakeholders engagements in the field of landscape and heritage enhancement.

This residential module takes place at the ITCILO campus in Turin - a modern green area closer to river Po, providing a stimulating international environment, ideal for studying, sharing experience and creating networks.

Faculty

The Master has a strong international faculty including from the Universities such as Macquarie University, Ecole polytechnique, City University London, University Paris I-Sorbonne and University of Barcelona.

A number of practitioners, officials and experts from UNESCO, ILO and several other international organizations also teach on the Master, making it a valuable blend of contemporary international academic and practical experience.

Fees and Application

The tuition fee for the 2020/21 edition is 8,500 euros.

The fee includes:

  • Programme development and management;
  • Training equipment, training materials and documentation;
  • Use of training facilities and support services;
  • Minor medical insurance and University registration fees.

The payment, cancellation and refunds policy of the ITCILO can be consulted here.

The essential requirements for admission are a University Degree (minimum required three years University Degree) and fluency in English language.

Students will be required to sit for a number of prescribed examinations as well as to submit a full-fledged document describing their intended project that they may implement upon return.

Upon successful completion of aforementioned requirements, the participants will be awarded of a first level specializing Master's Diploma from the University and Polytechnic of Turin.

Applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee in different rounds of admission.

Interested candidates should duly complete and submit the on-line application form and the requested documents, no later than 15 May 2020, (to be screened and evaluated for the 1st round of enrolment) or the 15 June 2020 (to be screened and evaluated for the 2nd round). 

Applicants are welcome from women and men.

Only applications accompanied by the set of required documents will be considered. The Supporting Documents to include in the application form are:

  • Motivation letter (how will the programme help you in your future/current career);
  • University degree;
  • Academic Transcripts, specifying the results of the examinations;
  • Certificates or other evidence testifying English language knowledge;
  • Attendance certificates of specialization/internship programmes, if applicable;
  • Written request for a partial fellowship, if applicable.

Students may make their own accommodation arrangements at their own expense, off campus in Turin.

Meals are excluded and should be paid directly by students.

Any details concerning the accommodation on campus can be requested to the Master’s secretariat.

The Venue

The residential part of the Master will be held at the ITCILO Campus in Torino, Italy.

The training and residential facilities consist of 21 low-rise buildings, set in ten hectares of riverside parkland. The buildings have been fully refurbished on the occasion of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

The ITCILO campus in Torino has advanced facilities to assist students in their learning and social activities. The Guest Relations service takes care of leisure activities, while the campus provides a wide array of services such as post office, currency exchange, medical assistance, travel agency, laundry, restaurant, bar, tennis courts, football playground, and gym.

First as Italy's capital and second, as the venue of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, Torino is an industrious and enjoyable city which offers a wide variety of historical attractions and places to visit, such as the Egyptian Museum, the Royal Palace, the National Cinema Museum, the Mole Antonelliana, the Automobile Museum, the Lingotto, as well as permanent and temporary art exhibitions and music festivals.

The Master is jointly organized by the ITCILO and
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Politecnico di Torino

For more than 150 years, the Politecnico di Torino has been one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian levels concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering.

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University of Turin

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. Hosting over 74,000 students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.

The Master is developed thanks to the collaboration with:
Fondazone Santagata for the Economics of Culture

The Foundation gathers all the know-how and experiences of CSS-EBLA and of the studies activities carried out by Walter Santagata, pioneering scholar of Culture Economics.

The Foundation’s main working areas are two: a first one linked to the models for the management of cultural heritage, with a specific reference to the economic dimension of development and to UNESCO related programs, and a second one linked to the production of culture and cultural innovation.

Furthermore, the Foundation’s mission is to enable cooperative networking among culture and other sectors operators, to support the internationalization of Piedmontese and Italian economic and cultural operators, in order to generate positive socio-economic impacts.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization working in service to its Member States to promote the conservation of all forms of cultural heritage, in every region of the world. It operates in the spirit of the 2001 UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, which states that “respect for the diversity of cultures, tolerance, dialogue and cooperation, in a climate of mutual trust and understanding are among the best guarantees of international peace and security.”

Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.

University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne also known as Paris 1 or Pantheon-Sorbonne University, is a multidisciplinary public research university in Paris. Pantheon-Sorbonne is multidisciplinary, and has three main domains: Economic and Management Sciences, Human Sciences, and Legal and Political Sciences; comprising several subjects such as: Economics, Law, Philosophy, Geography, Humanities, Cinema, Plastic arts, Art history, Political science, Mathematics, Management, and Social sciences.

Question & Answers
How can I obtain recognition of this academic qualification in my country of origin?

Holders of Italian Higher Education degrees who wish to have them recognized abroad:

  • If you are in Italy, you can turn to the embassy of the country you would like to recognize your degree in. Foreign embassies in Italy often provide information on the education system in their country. They may also offer such services as legalization of translations from Italian into their national languages.
  • If you are outside of Italy, turn to the national education authorities of the country you need it recognized in, to ask about how to obtain recognition. The procedure varies from country to country.
What does the cost of accommodation at the ITCILO campus cover and when it start/end?

The bed and breakfast accommodation at the ITCILO campus covers the cost of a single room and breakfast only (no lunch or dinner).

According to ITCILO rules, the cost the bed and breakfast accommodation starts the day before (normally a Sunday) the beginning of the course and ends the day after the end of the course (normally a Saturday).

Can I bring my family?

Yes, but unfortunately no assistance with obtaining visas or accommodation is provided by the ITCILO for family members or friends that wish to stay in Italy during the participant’s period of study at the ITCILO campus.

If you want your family or friends to visit you while you are in Turin, you should arrange their visas, travel and accommodation yourself.

Contacts

Please refer to the Course Secretariat for any further clarification.

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development
c/o International Training Centre of the ILO
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10 - 10127 Torino, Italy

Phone +39 011 693 6945
E-mail: worldheritage
@itcilo.org

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