The idea of joining forces between Helwan University and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg was strongly supported by the great potential of the heritage sites in the Arab States. Being considered a cradle of human civilisation, the Arab States are home to some of the most spectacular heritage places in the world, many of them archaeological sites. These sites are not only icons of national and local identity, but important (re)sources for scientific research and economic advancement. Yet, in their damaged and incomplete state, they do not lend themselves easily to interpretation by the untrained eye. Also, they are often threatened by the effects of developments such as urban growth, tourism development, armed conflicts and climate change. Many of these issues are, however, not exclusive to the region of the Middle East, but have to be addressed in the countries of Europe and other continents as well.
The Joint Master programme Heritage Conservation and Site Management was developed and implemented within the framework of the German-Arab Transformation Partnership which was set up by the German Federal Foreign Office with the intention to support the modernisation of higher education, employability of graduates, scientific innovation and the emergence of democracy and the rule of law in Egypt and Tunisia.
Get an impression about the German Arab Transformation partnership including the Joint Master Programme in Heritage Conservation and Site Managementat BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and Helwan University.