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 and Museum Studies 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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Upcoming Events

27th-29th October: Indigenous Cultural Heritage Congress 2021.

Hosted virtually on 27 and 29 October 2021. The Taking Control of our Heritage Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2021 provides the first opportunity for Traditional Owners and their allies to meet, discuss, and develop programs, strategies and ideas to take control of their Cultural Heritage in Australia.

October 05th
11:09 am
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Cultural heritage, cohesion policies and well-being: a virtuous circle.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

This workshop aims to discuss the contribution of cultural heritage to fostering societal well-being and local development, drawing on the rich experience of the HERIWELL Consortium and ESPON EGTC, URBASOFIA, Europa Nostra, Eurocities, KEA European Affairs SPRL and the European Regions Research and Innovation Network. 

October 05th
11:05 am
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6th-8th October: Cultural Heritage and Identities of the Future Conference

This virtual conference will discuss the findings of the CHIEF project’s international research on youth cultural identities, practices and participation across Europe and Beyond.

October 05th
11:01 am
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News

The first edition of the online publication 'Discourse: The Heritage Magazine' was launched.

The first online edition of "Discourse: The Heritage Magazine", an initiative of BTU World Heritage PHD students Lianne Oonwalla and Ekta Chauhan, was launched on 1 October.

You can download it for free here.

October 05th
10:20 am
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Interview with Smriti Pant and her work in UNESCO World Heritage nomination projet "Great Spa Towns of Europe"

Smriti Pant, Alumni of World Heritage Studies M.A. She talked with BTU about her time at our University, her experience as a student, what she learned in the Master's degree and her current work in Baden-Baden in the UNESCO World Heritage nomination project "Great Spa Towns of Europe". She also gave some tips for all newcomers and students ;).

October 05th
10:13 am
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Sidney will be the house for ICOMOS 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GA) in 2023.

Australia ICOMOS was set to host the ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GA) on 2020, but due #Covid19, plans changed. Instead, Australia will now host the GA in 2023 in Sydney.

 

October 05th
10:01 am
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September: Heritage Opportunities

Find here September's events, calls and opportunities in the field of heritage. If you know about events, workshops, initiatives and opportunities, and want to share them with our community, you can also do it here! You will find the link at the end. 

August 31th
02:45 pm
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Follow online the Extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee

From today until 31 July, the Extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee will be taking place. Here we tell you how to follow it online.

July 16th
09:08 am
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South Australia's landscape "Flinders Ranges" nominated to UNESCO tentative list

In April 2021, the government of Australia submitted to the UNESCO tentative list “Flinders Ranges”, under criteria viii to be considerer as Natural Heritage of the World. Read more

June 2nd
09:24 am
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#MuseumsMonth: Map from openning-parcial oppenings museums - NEMO Official

On 18 May we celebrate Museum Day, and we continue to highlight the initiatives and events that museums and different institutions around the world are organising to celebrate this special date. 

Today we bring you a map made by the Network of European Museum Organization #NEMO showing an overview of the reopening of museums in Europe.

May 10th
06:45 am
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May the fourth: Stars Wars and World Heritage

Today is May the fourth, and for all Star Wars fans, that means it's the day of the force. If you are a World Heritage lover and also a fan of the Star Wars films, you will have noticed that their locations are so incredible that they can't be anything other than World Heritage listed places. That's why today we take the opportunity to remember these films that have been set in several places included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Discover these 10 WHS that have been the location of Star Wars.

May 04th
09:01 am
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Five traditions celebrated on 1st May [Heritage Stories]

Happy #internationalWorkersDay and also happy #MayDay. Here are five different traditions that are celebrated on 1st May. 

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May 2nd
01:49 pm
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Follow us in our new Social Media Channels!

The #HeritageDualDegree has new channels to keep in contact with Alumni, Students and all Heritage Practitioners. Through our social channels, you can find:

  • #HeritageOpportunities: Internships, courses, jobs
  • #AlumniStories: The experiences and thoughts of our Alumni and students of different years.
  • #Heritagenews: What is happening on the Heritage field.

And much more!

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February 24th
11:07 am
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Job Opportunities

Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program: APPLICATIONS OPEN!

The Conservation Guest Scholars Program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to the field of conservation.

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October 05th
10:48 am
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Call for papers: 5th annual Arts, Culture and Management Conference

The ACMC are inviting papers for our 5th annual conference in February 2022, a hybrid edition hosted at the University of Deusto in Bilbao (Spain) as well as online. The ACMC was created by students with the sole purpose to provide a platform for students and early career professionals to actively exchange ideas, present research, and expand networks. Last year, being hosted online for the first time, this conference truly went global.

ACMC 2022 will physically take place in Bilbao, Spain at the University of Deusto, however simultaneously they plan to stream the conference online so that we can remain global, stay connected and work together to create real social change in multifaceted ways. ACMC 2022 will provide participants with the unique opportunity to engage, over the course of three days, with emerging researchers, professionals, academics, artists and local collectives’ initiatives in insightful conversations about the arts and cultural sector.

October 05th
10:36 am
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Open Call: Creative Innovation Lab. (Creative Europe Programme (CREA))

The InnovLab support shall support the development of innovative tools, models and solutions applicable in the audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors. It aims to support the competitiveness, cooperation, circulation, visibility, availability, diversity and increasing of audiences across sectors.

Special attention will be given to applications presenting adequate strategies to ensure more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

October 05th
10:32 am
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