International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Master in World Heritage and Cultural…

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Organizing institution(s): ITCILO, Università di Torino and Politecnico di Torino
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Location of event (if online/distance learning please specify): Distance learning and Turin
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marks a substantial recognition to the fundamental role that heritage and culture play in human development and as an enabler and a driver of Sustainable Development. Similarly, the ILO recognizes the role of cultural activities in generating opportunities for decent work.
Within this context, the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development aims to impart the necessary competencies and skills to participants in the promotion of World Heritage Sites and other UNESCO designations, as well as of any cultural resource in the framework of sustainable economic development.
As you may see in our web page presentation (, the course combines essential knowledge of cultural economics and cultural policies with the competences needed to design projects in the cultural field. Case studies and a weekly workshop (each year on a different research subject) are an integral part of the course, designed to facilitate the application of the learning into practice.
Members of the Scientific Committee and faculty are renowned professors from international universities and senior specialists from UN organizations: this coexistence is an add value, which increase the quality of the Master and improves the professional competences enriched by students.
The Master combines two distance-learning modules with a face-to-face period. The residential module is hold at the ITCILO campus: a modern, green area closer to river Po, providing to students a stimulating international environment, ideal for studying, sharing experience and creating networks.
The Master is divided into three major learning cycles:
The first cycle (15 October 2018 – 20 January 2019) consists of distance learning modules supported by a tutoring service.
The second cycle (21 January 2019 – 17 May 2019) is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO.
The third cycle (21 May 2019 – 14 October 2019) is a research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their final projects.

More than 300 students, coming from all over the world, attended the Master since the first edition in 2003: now they are included in the Master’s alumni network.
We are confident that the same applied knowledge and exposure opportunities provided by this Master to former participants will help future participants for an effective work in the cultural field and therefore to also increase our ambassadors’ number.
The deadline to submit the on-line application (available on our web page) is on 23 July 2018.

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