The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies offers an interdisciplinary PhD programme in the broad field of the humanities. It is aimed at a national as well as international audience. The IGS Heritage Studies consists of highly qualified and committed colleagues from all faculties of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and other institutions.

The principal objective of the PhD programme is the completion of a dissertation and its defense. The programme of the IGS Heritage Studies is designed so that the qualification can be achieved in the intended time frame taking into consideration the innovative research topic, the development and application of appropriate methods, and the related elective and mandatory courses. Moreover, the PhD programme establishes a structure for working on the dissertation that provides an orientation for both German and international PhD students with their institutionally and culturally heterogeneous learning experiences.



BRIDGE Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Studies

The BRIDGE Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Studies builds on strong existing collaborative research and cooperative educational activities in this broad, multi-disciplinary area. The successful applicant will work in the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) at UoB and the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management Policy (CHAMP) at Illinois. The BRIDGE Fellow will enhance existing academic strengths at both universities and contribute to the growing culture of collaboration and interdisciplinarity that exists on both campuses.

If candidates would like to get in touch for an informal chat or more information please contact:

Professor Mike Robinson at the University of Birmingham
( M.D.Robinson[at]


Dr Helaine Silverman at the University of Illinois
( helaine[at]




Advertisement of Scholarships for Doctoral Studies „International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg“ (IGS)

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offers 2 scholarships for doctoral students over a duration of 3 years in the frame of the International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg in the „Graduate School Scholarship Programme“ (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Payment is 1000 € per month, starting in October 2016. Additional expenses for insurances and for travel costs may also be paid. Successful applicants must get enrolled in the PhD programme in the IGS Heritage Studies.

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Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert

UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies

Erich-Weinert-Str. 1

D-03046 Cottbus