International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Partners in Capacity Building

In addition to IUCN, ICOMOS, and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM has many partners in capacity building at the local, national, regional and international levels.  They include universities, UNESCO Category 2 Centres, and other training centres. These include:


  • Brandenburg Technical University (BTU-Cottbus): World Heritage Studies Programme
  • University College Dublin:  World Heritage Conservation
  • Tsukuba University: World Heritage Studies
  • Deakin University:  Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
  • University of Minnesota:  Center for World Heritage Studies
  • Turin School of Development: World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development 
  • Trento School of Management: Natural World Heritage Management
  • University of Birmingham: World Heritage Studies


UNESCO Category 2 Centres

  • World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITR-AP):  China
  • Regional World Heritage Institute in Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Regional Heritage Management Training Centre "Lucio Costa", Brazil
  • African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), South Africa
  • Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), Bahrain
  • International Centre for Rock Art and the World Heritage Convention, Spain
  • International Research Centre on the Economics of Culture and World Heritage Studies, Italy
  • Centre on World Natural Heritage Management and Training for Asia and the Pacific Region, India
  • International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST), China


More information on UNESCO Category 2 Centres related to World Heritage can be found at: