The Micro-Credential Program offers the opportunity to summarise your experiences and findings from the four units of the MOOC in a reflective paper and to examine the topic 'Cultural Heritage Protection & Climate Change' in depth. Besides the introspective part, where you will be asked to critically reflect on the interdisciplinary content of the course, you will also be asked to apply your learning to a practical cultural landscape case study from your personal environment.

Anna Maria Kaiser

Take a critical look at the challenges of climate change for cultural heritage protection and apply your theoretical knowledge to a concrete case study!

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr.
Anna Maria Kaiser

Study Program Director – Center for Cultural Property Protection

Cultural Heritage Protection in Climate Change online
(CHePiCC online)

Climate change and related natural disasters represent one of the greatest threats to cultural heritage and cultural landscapes in the 21st century. CHePiCC online presents interdisciplinary research on climate change and its impact on cultural heritage. The MOOC, developed as part of the research project of the same name, anchors measures to protect cultural heritage from the risks of climate change in higher education and emphasises the importance of our cultural heritage as a resource for the future. The aim is to enable future generations to protect and preserve our cultural heritage and identity.

Benefit from our study program

  • start with the course at any time, without access or admission restrictions
  • study at your own pace, independent of time and place
  • interdisciplinary research data on current issues of climate change in relation to the protection of cultural heritage
  • interdisciplinary

  • trending topic

  • flexible

Module 1: CHePiCC online - MOOC
Module 2: Reflecting Paper
  • Contents

    Requirement: Successful completion of Module 1 (Course Certificate)

    In this module you will summarise your experiences and insights from the four units of the MOOC (Module 1) in a reflective paper and critically discuss the content you have learnt. All four units of the MOOC have to be covered.
    In this reflective paper, you will discuss what you took away from the MOOC, what was new to you, what you have learned, what you have enjoyed and what you would have liked to see covered in addition. At the same time, take a critical look at the aspects of the MOOC that you did not like.

    In addition to reflecting on the course content, you are required to include a case study on a cultural landscape or heritage site of your choice. For the case study, we encourage you to choose a cultural landscape or heritage site that you know well and that fascinates you personally - because it is close to where you live, because you like to visit it, because it has always fascinated you, because you know the challenges it has to face, etc.

    Based on the content of the MOOC, you will describe the chosen case study, including visual material, and analyse the impact of climate change and climate-related risks or disasters on the chosen cultural heritage site or cultural landscape. The reasons for selecting the case study will also be explained.

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of cultural property protection, to discuss practical approaches and to engage with the challenges of climate change for cultural heritage.

    Total length of the paper: 24,000 - 30,000 characters (including spaces)

The CHePiCC online Micro-Credential Program (MCP) is an extension of the university seminar CHePiCC online MOOC (corresponding to Module 1).

Module 1 is an online course that can be started at any time after registration on the online platform iMooX. Upon successful completion you will receive a course certificate. This course certificate is a requirement for Module 2 of the MCP.
Upon successful completion of the CHePiCC online MCP (Module 1 + Module 2) you will receive 6 ECTS credits. The total working time indicated on the certificate is 150 hours.

he CHePiCC online MCP can be credited as part of the stackable program for the Master's Degree Cultural Property Protection, MSc (CE).

You must have successfully completed Module 1 when registering for the CHePiCC online MCP (course certificate must be uploaded during the registration process)!


CHePiCC online

Micro-Credential Program



In combination with other continuing education programs, Stackable Programs can be combined to achieve an academic degree.

After the Academic Expert Program (AEP), many other options are open, such as an academic degree (Master).
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The Stackable Program offers me complete flexibility in the design of my studies.

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