In our continuing education programmes, we take an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to the various issues related to the protection of cultural property. We focus on current hazards and threats to our cultural heritage (whether man-made or natural). Our aim is to equip heritage professionals and emergency services with today's technology and knowledge for tomorrow's challenges and to make them future-proof.

We offer occupational continuing education programmes to acquire specialist knowledge and skills in the field of national and international cultural heritage protection. In addition to providing the theoretical foundations, a high level of practical relevance is ensured.

The amendment to the Universities Act 2021 will reorganise continuing education studies in Austria. Further Information

Our study program 'Cultural Property Protection' is currently being revised. Its content will be incorporated into the new program. Please visit our master's program webpage to get an insight into the compulsory modules so far.

Online Courses

Our online courses are available to anyone who registers on the iMooX platform and are free of charge. They can be taken at any time and from any place with an Internet connection, and can be completed at an individual pace with no access or admission restrictions. Their integrative, modular and transdisciplinary structure allows them to be integrated into existing university curricula and requires no prior knowledge.

Summer & Winter Schools

As part of our projects, we organise international and interdisciplinary module weeks at the Center for Cultural Property Protection: our Summer and Winter Schools.  

These usually one-week programmes deal with current issues in the broad field of cultural property protection and usually have a very high proportion of practical exercises in various cultural institutions. They offer participants the opportunity to plan for emergencies, develop specific preparedness and risk management strategies for cultural property, learn the proper handling of materials, or work with emergency response organisations to protect cultural property. 

State-of-the-art research and the use of digital tools are enriched by the diverse expertise of participants from a wide range of professional backgrounds. This makes our summer and winter schools an ideal starting point for a deeper engagement with cultural heritage and its protection. 

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