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International postgraduate programme Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage, is the result of a joint effort with Universita IUAV di Venezia, Italy.
The programme is distinctly multidisciplinary and is subdivided into two specialisation courses:
* The specialisation in Techniques, Materialsand Building site operation aims at training highly qualified experts in the field of conservation and restoration, with a special focus on theoretical and practical skills, such as: knowledge of structural characteristics and building materials, survey analysis, decision making for priority interventions and building site administration, adopting analytical techniques and tools in the field of restoration and conservation. Related practical activities involve concrete examples within the mentioned areas.
* The specialisation in Management and Economics trains highly skilled experts to identify advantageous investments as well as manage available resources and to design quality policies for the safeguarding and valorisation of architectural and environmental heritage within urban centres and territorial regions. The experts will be able to: establish a critical comparison of international guidelines and laws for the conservation of cultural heritage, apply methods of economic evaluation to public cultural heritage, identify integrated strategies for the promotion, management and development of cultural heritage markets.
The doctoral course lasts 3 years (180 ECTS) and the title of doctor of sciences is granted by University of Nova Gorica. The second level master course, which is a part od doctoral study programme, lasts one year (60 ECTS) and the title Second level Master is granted by University of Nova Gorica and UNIVERSITYIUAV OF VENICE.
The lecturers are top international experts in their respective fields. The programme includes collaboration with international organisations, thus promoting interchange between the academic world and implementing bodies. The official language is English while the teaching languages are English and Italian.
Educational and professional goals
The aim of the programme is to offer a critical, technical and scientific education, integrating university achievements. It offers a wide knowledge of operational sciences and techniques for the legislation surrounding and management of the conservation of the architectural and environmental heritage.
The First Specialisation aims to train highly qualified experts in the field of conservation and restoration, with a special focus on theoretical and practical skills, such as:
* Knowledge of structural characteristics and building materials.
* Survey analysis, decision making for priority interventions and building site administration.
* Adopting analytical techniques and tools in the field of restoration and conservation
* Interpreting conservation and restoration interventions according to proper reuse.
The Second Specialisation aims at educating highly qualified experts able to:
* Define investment priorities and rationally manage resources for the conservation and valorisation of historic towns and landscapes, in changing socio-political climates;
* Establish a critical comparison of international guidelines for the conservation of cultural heritage;
* Apply methods of evaluation to public cultural heritage
* Identify integrated strategies for the promotion, management and development of cultural heritage markets.
Both specializations aim at a knowledge of historical urban and territorial backgrounds.
Access to further studies
Students that successfully accomplish the secon level master programme may continue on the doctoral study programme in the seccond year. In this case the doctoral study programme lasts two years, for a total duration of three years. The official language is English. Lectures are in English and Italian.
Examination and assessment regulations
Programme progression requirements
In order to proceed to the second year of doctoral study, candidates must obtain at least 70% of ECTS from the first year. To enrol into the third year doctoral study programme, candidates must fulfil all first-year requirements as well as obtain 50 credit points from the second year of study. The conditions for completing doctoral study are the successful passing of all exams and all requirements for all chosen courses, and a successful defence of the doctoral thesis, for which a student receives a total of 180 ECTS.
The accomplishment of the second level master programme requires successful passing of all exams of the courses in a total amount of 40 ECTS and 20 ECTS from individual research work comprising a successful defence of the masters thesis, for which a student receives a total of 60 ECTS.
The first year of the programme includes three educational periods:
* The 1st period (12 credits) is obligatory for the two specializations (see below) and focuses on theoretic-methodological issues and the knowledge of architectural and environmental heritage (preparing the scientific education of the second and third period)
* The 2nd period (28 credits) is divided into two specializations: * Techniques and Materials in Conservation of the Architectural Heritage
* Managerial Science and Economics of the Cultural Heritage
* The 3rd period (20 credits) includes thesis elaboration, tutoring and stage (if required).
The accomplishment of the Masters (MsC- MPhil), which requires attendance at least 70% of courses, and final evaluation, will assign 60 university credits (CFU-*ECTS*); the Doctoral Programme will assign 180 credits (ECTS-CFU).
Compulsory courses / Ure /ECTS
* General Legislation of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities, History and Theory of Conservation, Historic Artistic and Economic Values and Cultural Heritage Bonds 150 / 6
* Individual project work I 400 / 16
* Research work I 100 / 4
General elective courses / Ure /ECTS
* History of Art, History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture, History and Techniques of the Architectural Decoration 150 / 6
* Sociology of Culture, Territorial restoration and conservation, History of the city 150 / 6
Module course management and economics
Compulsory courses / Ure /ECTS
* Cultural Tourism 50 / 3
* Economics of Cultural Heritage 125 / 4
* Economics of Culture 150 / 5
* Evaluation Methods of Public and Cultural Heritage 75 / 3
* Legislation II, Economy (Fundamentals of Micro Economics and Public Economy), Project and Resources Management 150 / 6
* Management and Strategic Planning of Heritage Sites 100 / 4
* Production and Marketing of Cultural Projects 75 / 3
Module course materials and techniques
Compulsory courses /Ure /ECTS
* Building Techniques and Technical Systems 100 / 4
* Building Thermophysics, Chemistry and Physics of Building Materials, Tests on Materials and Structures 125 / 5
* Cultural Landscape 50 / 3
* Evaluation Methods 100 / 4
* Historic Development of Building Theories and Techniques 100 / 4
* History, Technology and Sustainability of Construction 100 / 4
* Realization of A Preservation And Restoration Plan100 / 4
Compulsory courses / Ure /ECTS
* Contemporary trends in cultural heritage protection I 250 / 10
* Individual project work II 1000 / 40
* Research work II 250 / 10
Compulsory courses /Ure /ECTS
* Contemporary trends in cultural heritage protection II 250 / 10
* Dissertation 750 / 30
* Individual project work III 1000 / 10
* Research work III 250 / 10
To qualify for entry into the graduate program Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage, applicants must satisfy the following admission requirements:
* have completed a 2nd cycle masters study preogramme;
* have completed at least a four-year academic undergraduate programme accredited with 240 ECTScredits;
* have completed a uniform five year masters study programme accredited with 300 ECTS credits;
* have completed a specialization after previously finished professional study programme, and had passed additional study obligations within 30 to 60 ECTS credit points;
* have completed an equivalent program abroad;
If the number of applicants exceeds the 30 available slots, they are selected based on previous academic achievement.
Republiki zavod za zaposlovanje (Slovenias Office for Employment) annually publishes tenders for professional and national scholarships.
Each academic year students can apply for the following scholarships:
Professional scholarships, normally offered by various companies. For the whole of Slovenia the tender for these scholarships is normally published in March in the special editions of the National Office for Employment. Candidates submit their applications directly to the companies offering the scholarships. We would recommend that candidates contact the human resources department of the company offering the scholarship they are interested in, and obtain detailed information on the application dates and documents required for application.
In the first part of the tender are professional scholarships offered by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for the posts in public administration.
* Professional scholarships Slovene human resources development and Scholarship Fund
The national and ZOIS scholarships
Zois scholarships are state merit scholarships, first established in 1986. The basic guideline of the system was detection of gifted children and promotion of development of their careers so they would achieve the highest level of education and thus providing the society with the best human potential.
Foreign students that would be coming to Slovenia under a special bilateral/multilateral agreement or reciprocity exists between Slovenia and their country of origin in terms of scholarships could be eligible for Zois scholarship provided they meet all general and special conditions and placed high enough in ranking.
* ZOIS scholarships Slovene human resources development and Scholarship Fund
Scholarships offered by various foundations
Scholarships offered by various foundations, which are private or state institutions. The aim of the foundations is to financially support successful candidates, and the criteria for obtaining the scholarships vary from the social, regional to political ones. Some of the foundations include The Foundation of dr Anton Trstenjak, Foundation Ana, Slovene scientific foundation, Educational foundation of Pomurje region, Foundation Ajda at Peasants Society, Student development fund of the Faculty of Economics, etc. The tenders for scholarships are normally published in the newspapers and on the internet.
Slovene Human Resources Development and Schoolarship Fund
The Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund conducts various scholarship programs for Slovenes and foreign students coming to Slovenia.
Calls for Application and past Calls for Applications:
* Fulbright Scholarships for the 2012 Year (141. JR)
* Scholarships for citizens of Egypt and Tunisia to study in the Republic of Slovenia (129. JR)
* Scholarships for nationals of Western Balkans to study in Republic of Slovenia (Call for applications No. 138)
* Scholarships for citizens of the Cape Verde Islands to study in the Republic of Slovenia (116. JR)
* Scholarships for doctorate studies of foreign citizens in Slovenia in the year 2011 (113. JR)
* Scholarship for postgraduate studies of citizens of the Republic of Kosovo in the Republic in Slovenia (Call No. 73)
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