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: