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Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
Chair Intercultural Studies
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PhD in Heritage Studies
The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus offers an interdisciplinary PhD programme in Heritage Studies that is aimed at national as well as international prospective students.
The programme is a consequent further development of the highly successful Master’s degree in World Heritage Studies, implemented in 1999. This programme aims to develop, both qualitatively and quantitatively, international and interdisciplinary research on the protection and use of the heritage of mankind in all its representations. The graduate school collaborates closely with the network of UNESCO Chairs working on the issues of heritage.
The programme focuses on theory and practice-oriented research activities related to heritage in all its expressions and the relation between heritage and the transformation processes triggered by globalization. Dissertation topics should address one of the following five research areas broadly defined: