The constant support of a close knit (but huge) community of friends and lecturers has made living and learning abroad possible and incredibly exciting!

Tyler Whitmarsh, Australia Class of 2016

Stay connected with the world heritage studies network

Welcome to the alumni community of the Dual Master’s Programme World Heritage Studies/Cultural Heritage at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany and Deakin University, Australia!

This website gives you many opportunities to stay connected with the two universities, to discover events and networking activities, or to explore various career resources aimed to help you in your field. Above all, this is a way to get and stay in touch with old friends, to share stories and to find new inspiring connections for your personal and professional development.

This initiative was realised with the financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Studying in Cottbus

Cottbus is located in the State of Brandenburg, halfway between the vibrant cities of Berlin and Dresden. The town is surrounded by many green areas, including the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Spreewald, with its idyllic waterways and forests, or the Branitz landscape gardens created by the eccentric Prince von Pückler-Muskau in the mid-19th century. The charming old market place, or the old industrial sites surrounding the landscape are reminders of the town’s versatile heritage story.

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Studying in Melbourne

Melbourne has been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. No wonder that everybody finds something special to love and admire about it, from spectacular galleries and museums, to spacious green parks and gardens, to delicious cuisine of numerous restaurants and cafés.

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Job Opportunities

UNESCO calls for proposals for the 2021 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant

UNESCO launches a call for young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the 2021 ‘Silk Roads Youth Research Grant’. 12 research grants of USD10,000 will be awarded. The Grant aims to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage.


Internship at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

The History of African American Fundraising Collecting Initiative offers internships for advanced students in African American history to learn about collections assessment and gain practice experience in the museum field. This opportunity provides a guaranteed stipend of $7,000, pro-rated for part-time.

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6-month interim at the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) (Home-based)


The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) is an educational charity working throughout the UK. They are seeking an interim communications and marketing manager for up to 6 months from early March 2021 – 31st August 2021. The CBA has offices in York, but this is a home-based role.


Upcoming Events

REGISTRATION OPEN (free)| Online conference on 'Heritage and Our Sustainable Future: Research, Practice, Policy and Impact’ (22 February - 5 March 2021)

Registrations are now open for the #conference on 'Heritage and Our Sustainable Future: Research, Practice, Policy and Impact’ organised by the UK National Commission for UNESCO and Praxis at the University of Leeds. The conference will take place between 22nd February and 5th March 2021.

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February 11th
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Digital Education with Cultural Heritage: online course.

How can you access and make cultural heritage tangible remotely in your educational activities? Europeana opens its new online course in "Digital Education with Cultural Heritage". Check here more: 

February 11th
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[Online Workshop] Civil Society Days 2021: Sustainable Recovery for the Future of Europe

The fully virtual 2021 EESC Civil Society Days are intended to be a public forum bringing together European citizens, civil society organisations and the European institutions for a debate about the essential components of A Sustainable Recovery for the Future of Europe's citizens. While delivering on the high expectations of its citizens, Europe must ensure that the ecological and digital transitions are built on the values of solidarity and human rights, social justice, equality, and on education, culture, migration, democracy, participation and entrepreneurship.


February 24th
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