August 19-30th, Erasmus University in Rotterdam
Application Deadline: June 1st

In cities all around the world built heritage is under pressure from economic growth, urbanisation, exploding populations, increasing density and climate change. Heritage plays an important role in the city. It reflects an image of the city, reveals stories about its past and gives character and human scale to the city. If understood and managed properly heritage can effectively contribute to the overall quality of urban areas and serve as a vital asset and vector for future urban investments. Urban Heritage Strategies (UHS) aims to develop a better understanding of the complex relationship between urban development and heritage management. The courses are developed by IHS in close cooperation with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.

The curriculum draws upon the different IHS Specialisations and the knowledge of experts of the Cultural Heritage Agency. UHS develops the capacity of participants in terms of knowledge and skills to perform urban management of heritage strategies for inner-city areas as well as having exchanged expertise and experience with fellow participants.

Note:  This year’s course is tailored to four countries: South Africa, Brazil, the United States of America and the Netherlands. These countries partner in knowledge exchange on heritage conservation. For that reason, the Dutch government provides a full tuition fee waiver for selected applicants from Brazil and the United States of America, and a partial waiver for selected applicants from the Netherlands. Candidates from Brazil are also eligible for financial support for travel. Admitted candidates will receive additional information on how to apply for the waiver as conditions differ per country. Candidates from South Africa are welcome to make use of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) which is a full scholarship opportunity.