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European PHD in science for conservation

Objective

The need for full interdisciplinary participation of professionals in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage has been universally recognised. The number of natural scientists devoting themselves to conservation has been increasing, but there are no formal education and training initiatives for this group in Europe.

To meet this need the University of Bologna organised in 1999 an International seminar, which resulted in the 'Bologna document', which defined the professional profile and ways of t raining of a conservation scientist.

Following this initiative a network of European universities and conservation-restoration institutions developed a project (CURRIC), funded by the EU-Leonardo programme, which designed a PhD curriculum in science for conservation characterized by both a training and research component.

Given these results, eleven of the most internationally distinguished European academic institutions working in the field of science for conservation are proposing the establishment of a three-years European PhD in Science for Conservation (EPISCON). The PhD will be opened to young scientists with Masters degrees in one of the natural, physical or applied scientific disciplines.

By completion of the PhD, researchers will become qualified conservation scientists and the quality of the training be recognised by the participating countries. An attempt will also be made to formally recognise the PhD by partners Universities.

The EPISCON partnership is highly qualified in training and research in cultural heritage preservation and other European conservation institutions will also be involved allowing better tutoring and mentoring of the young researchers through their participation in restoration workshops and ad hoc organized stages.

The overall curriculum will also allow researchers to acquire diversified competencies that will enlarge employment opportunities into other fields (forensic, environmental and polymer sciences).

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-MOBILITY-2
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Funding Scheme

EST - Marie Curie actions-Early-stage Training

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
Bologna
Italy

Participants (9)

AL.I.CUZA UNIVERSITY OF IASI
Romania
Address
B-dul Carol I No. 11
Iasi
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus Of Thessaloniki - Administration Building
Thessaloniki
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale A. Moro 7
Roma
EOTVOS LORÁND TUDOMÁNYEGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3.
Budapest
HUNGARIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
Hungary
Address
Múzeum Krt. 14-16
Budapest
INSTITUUT COLLECTIE NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Gabriël-metsustraat 8
Amsterdam
SCHOOL OF CONSERVATION, ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
Denmark
Address
Esplanaden 34
Copenhagen K
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
Address
Plaza De Riego S/n - Edificio Histórico - 1ª Planta
Oviedo
UNIVERSITY OF PERUGIA - CENTRE S.M.A.ART
Italy
Address
Via Elce Di Sotto, 8
Perugia