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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Taryn Culbert, Australia (Class of 2016)

“The Dual Degree Programme is the opportunity to be immersed in a nurturing, challenging and immeasurably rewarding educational framework. The combination of the World Heritage and Cultural Heritage curricula has allowed me to more fully comprehend the scope of heritage and the practical tools available for its protection.

The cross-cultural learning environment has prompted me to critically reflect on the field, and to have a more heightened awareness of diverse perspectives and cultural contexts which inform it. Most significantly, the programme has fostered my pre-existing passions and interests, inspired me to discover new possibilities in the expanded field, and given me the confidence and vision to approach my future career in a more innovative and creative capacity.”

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Job Opportunities

ACHP-Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Fellowship

Application Deadline:

2019 Fall Semester (September-December): Sunday, 16 June 2019, 11:59 pm EDT


Visitor Journey Development Manager


Location: Heelis, Swindon. SN2 2NA. Nationwide travel may be required

Salary: £50,000 per annum. Permanent, full time, 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: 07 Jun 2019


Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) für den Schwerpunkt Kulturförderprogramme

Stadt Kassel

Deadline to Apply: 07.06.2019


Upcoming Events

Workshop on Memorialisiation in Germany

10 am

Einstein Forum, Potsdam

May 20th
05:33 pm

Sharing Cultures 2019: 6th International Conference on Intangible Heritage

July 17-19, 2019

Cultural Centre of Vila Flor, Guimaraes, Portugal

May 20th
06:01 pm

Foodways and Identity: Conference on Food and Drink Traditions

This international academic conference explores how traditions involving food and drink help shape and maintain cultural identity across the globe.

May 20th
05:39 pm