The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marks a substantial step forward for sustainable development in many fields, including culture. An explicit recognition is given to the fundamental role that heritage and culture play in human development and serve as an enabler and a driver of Sustainable Development. The UNESCO recognizes that culture has a major impact on reducing poverty and contributes to a development, which is primarily human, inclusive and fair. Similarly, the ILO acknowledges the potential of cultural activities to provide significant business and employment opportunities and generate opportunities for decent work for men and women around the world.
What the Master is about
The Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development aims, through a multidisciplinary approach, 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 designations.
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 Heritage, Diversity of Cultural Expressions) and programs (eg: 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.
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.
Tuition fees and scholarships
The tuition fee for the 2019-20 edition of the Master is 8500 Euro.
A number of partial scholarships may become available on a competitive basis. Criteria for awarding scholarships include professional profile and its relevance to the course, capacity to implement the proposed project and personal financial situation. Preference will be given to applicants for scholarships from low income countries.
Board and lodging
The cost of board and lodging on campus of the ILO Turin centre for 17 weeks is around 6,545 Euro. Meals are excluded and should be paid directly by students.
Students may make their own accommodation arrangements at their own expense, off campus in Turin.
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