The Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES) Foundation in Kőszeg and the Corvinus University of Budapest invite students to apply for the Cultural Heritage Management & Sustainable Development (CHMSD) Postgraduate Program of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainability at ISES in Kőszeg. The focus of the two-year course starting on September 30, 2013 is Best practices of cultural heritage management in the Visegrad countries.
The UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainability, established at ISES in 2011, aims at expanding a new interdisciplinary approach to cultural heritage management, with a special focus on integrating urban and regional development with ecological and environmental considerations. One of the main objectives of the UNESCO Chair is to constitute a pole for the collection, production and dissemination of new knowledge, research results, ideas and best practices regarding cultural heritage management and sustainability. In the process, it seeks to involve new partners such as the private sector, local and regional authorities and civil society organizations, and to contribute to the emergence of international networks, gathering institutions with similar objectives.
Cultural Heritage Management & Sustainable Development
This unique and innovative program trains future professionals who possess and combine the skills and knowledge to manage, preserve and protect cultural heritage in order to contribute to the sustainability of local and regional societies for present and future generations.
The fields of study include methodologies for cultural heritage assessment and management, protection and revitalization of historical towns and regions, the role of creative cities in revitalizing regional economies by managing cultural heritage in innovative ways, tools and practices serving sustainable conservation, modern architecture as heritage, management of change in historic environments, promotion of cultural heritage, economic valuation of cultural heritage, management of intangible cultural heritage, cultural heritage and tradition. The program has a strong practical component involving students in regional cultural heritage projects.
Best practices of cultural heritage management in the Visegrad countries
Starting from the 2013/2014 academic year, the program will include a new specialization on Best practices of cultural heritage management in the Visegrad countries, with a view to East Central and Southeast Europe. The specialized course program is supported by the International Visegrad Fund (Visegrad University Studies Grant).
The course program is available as a blended training program combining online and offline courses; it amounts to 120 ECTS credits.
Program professors include outstanding heritage professionals, architects, archeologists, sociologists, art historians, managers, urban development experts, economists and cultural diplomats from Europe.
All courses are in English, therefore strong language skills are required.
Applicants need to hold a university degree (BA in social sciences, cultural heritage, art history, architecture, landscape urbanism, regional development, tourism, or related fields).
The diploma is issued by the Corvinus University of Budapest.
Lectures are held in small groups that provide more interactive, personal and friendly contact between professors and students.
ISES offers scholarships for outstanding students. The Institute provides partial scholarships from its own financial resources for the academic year 2013/14, the amount of which depends on the quality of the application package (CV, motivation letter, references) and the students' achievement during the courses. For the second academic year (2014/15), students need to apply for scholarships (e.g. to the International Visegrad Fund and Central European Initiative).
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» Semester schedule, autumn 3013
Course starts on September 30, 2013
Deadline for applications has been extended:
September 22, 2013
» Application procedure
The diploma is issued by the
Corvinus University of Budapest
Three semesters for course work and practice
on campus and online, plus one semester for
thesis writing and defense
Strong focus on practice!
250.000 HUF/semester (3 semesters)
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