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

Culture is our legacy from the past. Cultural activities are major contributors to national development, job creation and social cohesion. This is the vision inspiring the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development since
its first edition in 2003.

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 curso

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 course 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 programme 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 are the topics?

The Master provides a solid foundation in cultural economics, going through the value chain of cultural tangible and intangible resources.

  • Cultural and economic development
  • Project management in the cultural field
  • Cultural sectors and creative industries
  • Tools for strategic planning and evaluation
What will I learn?

The Master provides a solid foundation in a variety of cultural economics topics and explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse UNESCO Conventions.

  • Competencies and skills to participants in the promotion of World Heritage Sites and other UNESCO designations
  • Cultural resource in the framework of sustainable economic development
  • Elaboration of economically sound projects in the fields of natural and cultural heritage
What will I be able to do?

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

  • 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 Master
Why should I enroll?

Students learn by studying, collaborating, and observing practitioners in action.

  • Prominent attention to the cultural market analysis and set-up and management of cultural districts
  • Learn from the world renowned professors and experts during the lectures and knowledge sessions
  • Receive tutoring support for learning comprehension and write-up of the project document
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