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The programme aims at educating young professionals in the field of architectural, urban and rural heritage conservation, both in its tradition and in the new methods and specialized techniques developed.
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
The MCMS is a three-semester, research-based academic degree spread over two years. The first academic year consists of theoretical courses, seminars and project work. The second year consists mainly of the Master's thesis, i.e., individual research work in the field of conservation, supported by an ad hoc study programme. The programme is developed and continuously updated in close collaboration with international organisations, including: o UNESCO World Heritage Centre, o World Monument Fund, o Getty Conservation Institute, o University of Aachen (RWTH). The multidisciplinary teaching staff is composed of more than thirty guest professors in addition to the professorial staff at KU Leuven. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. 120 ECTS

The programme aims at educating young professionals in the field of architectural, urban and rural heritage conservation, both in its tradition and in the new methods and specialized techniques developed.

The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) offers an advanced Master's programme through the Faculty of Engineering at KU Leuven. The Centre was established by Professor Raymond Lemaire (# 1997) in 1976, on the initiative of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and within the framework of the College of Europe in Bruges. The RLICC has more than thirty years of experience in training, research and consulting in the field of the preservation of constructed heritage. Its founder, Prof. Lemaire, was one of the authors of the Charter of Venice, which established the doctrine for the conservation of architectural and urban heritage in 1964. He was also a well-known advisor to the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. He established the centre, which took his name, to strengthen interest in the preservation of cultural heritage worldwide through interdisciplinary training and to promote further reflection on the best possible integration of heritage in today's society for tomorrow's generations. In this spirit, more than 600 conservation specialists have graduated from the programme. Many of them have leading positions in national or international heritage organisations, have founded their own private consultancy offices or work for public authorities in the field of conservation.
Setting Description:
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven (University of Leuven) has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is home to a vibrant community of international scholars spread out over its various campuses. 14% of the university’s 54,000 students are international representing 140 countries. KU Leuven's three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students. Boasting an outstanding central location, KU Leuven offers a truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research and cutting-edge innovation.
Cost:
6000 EUR

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