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

Language Digital Activism Workshops for Oceania

Are you a native or heritage speaker or user of an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, minority, or low-resourced language from Oceania? 

Do you have an idea for a project or campaign that uses the internet or digital media to promote your language in digital spaces?

Are you interested in developing a plan to further advance that idea to make an impact for your language community?

If you answered “yes” to all these three questions, then we would like to invite you to apply to take part in a two-week online workshop “Strengthening your language on the internet through digital activism” organized by Rising Voices in partnership with UNESCO and through a special collaboration with First Languages Australia.

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November 22th
10:17 am
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“Digital Data in the Service of Cultural Heritage”: 24-25 November

The Estonian Maritime Museum and The Tallinn University are pleased to invite everyone interested to the workshop

Digital Data in the Service of Cultural Heritage”,

which will take place on the 24th and 25th of November 2021 online via Zoom.

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November 16th
10:05 am
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Protecting Cultural Heritage: A drive wheel for sustainable development.

Presented by the Practitioners’ Network and co-hosted by the British Council and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, the webinar moves from the Declaration “Cooperation in Culture for Development: Towards a Sustainable Transformation”, and it feeds into the debate on the role of culture in sustainable development. 

When? 24th November

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November 16th
10:02 am
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News

Australia launches a Cultural Tourism Accelerator

 

The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program is a $5 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package, which will enable arts organisations to promote and develop cultural events for tourists across regional Australia.

Information sessions: 23rd and 25th November 2021.

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November 22th
10:09 am
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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

Open positions at BTU - World Heritage Studies

The Bureau for International Studies of Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus has two open positions waiting for your application!

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November 18th
09:35 am
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Call for Applications: 2022 Virtual ENCATC Communication Traineeships

ENCATC is looking for an ambitious, talented Communication Trainee to assist the Communication Department in its day-to-day work. The Communication Trainee should have some experience in event communication and can work independently. Excellent organisational skills and a pro-active attitude are a must.

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November 16th
09:49 am
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Call for papers: Special Issue "Leisure and Time Management in Fostering Wellbeing and Health: Current Issues and New Trends"

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is creating a special issue dedicated to Global Health. They are receiving papers related to "Leisure and Time Management in Fostering Wellbeing and Health: Current Issues and New Trends”.

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November 16th
09:33 am
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