Culture is our legacy from the past, our current capital, and will be our legacy for future generations. It is our social and natural imprint, which characterizes our lives, our cities and our nations. Cultural goods and services, in whatever form they are expressed, will play an ever-increasing role as a development and job creation tool.
The UNESCO 1972 World Heritage Convention, together with the more recent ones concerning Intangible heritage (2003) and Cultural diversity (2005) represent the most significant and successful cultural and social policies in support of preservation and promotion of Cultural Heritage.
Based on this strategic goals supported by UNESCO and the sustainable local development approach there is a need of training those who are concerned with the day-to-day management of cultural activities and historic places and the production of cultural and natural goods and services.
The close collaboration of senior specialists of the Culture Sector of UNESCO, working in the area of Millennium Development Goals, Historic Urban Landscape, Sustainable Tourism Programme, Nominations to the World Heritage List, Management and Periodic Reporting of World Heritage Properties, strengthen the success of the Master.
The Master Course deals with the socio-economic impacts of investments in cultural assets bringing in perspectives from leading international institutions in this field, such as UNESCO, ILO, WIPO, ICCROM and the World Bank.
This Master combines essential knowledge of cultural economics and cultural policies with the competences needed to design projects in the cultural field. Case studies and study visits are an integral part of the course, designed to facilitate the application of the learning into practice.
Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a joint 1st level specialization Master's Degree from the University of Torino and the Politecnico di Torino. Please note that a first level specialization Master’s degree does not give access to any PhD programmes unless students hold an academic qualification of a minimum of 5 years.