The Doctorate Course in “Preservation of the Architectural Heritage” was first held at Milan-based Politecnico back in 1983. The methodologies adopted are meant to foster the development of innovative research processes; they allow to investigate and share extremely relevant, up-to-date topics that describe the architectural heritage being the high spot of research, as a complex domain of preservation, a strategic field and, at the same time, one of the chief resources of European economy and future. The tutorial activities will be contributed by professors from prestigious schools of architecture and engineering promoting and participating in the debate under way on a international scale, and will deal with a broad range of issues requiring multi-disciplinary knowledge and competence. Foremost experts from CNR (National Research Council) and administration of the cultural heritage in Italy (Mibact) are also involved in teaching and research activities, thereby outlining an unprecedented context in the Italian panorama.
The doctorate course thus becomes the place where theorization, methodology, investigation into the most significant chapters of the protection of historic architecture and cultural heritage are connected to complex, challenging operating research themes, on-site and lab experimentation of analytical and diagnostic stages and, finally, the experimentation at building sites which cater for the foremost Italian restoration works. The PhD Programme in Preservation of the Architectural Heritage is organized in teaching and researching activities, and calls for the acquisition a total of 180 credits. Credits are offered by PhD courses organized by the PhD programme in Preservation of the Architectural Heritage and by the PhD School. In addition to compulsory courses, each PhD candidate will follow a specific study path including other courses. The remaining credits will result from personal study and research for preparation of the PhD thesis.
The Preservation of Architectural Heritage programme is offered at Politecnico Di Milano.
You can apply until:
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Eligible students are those graduated in different scientific fields, such as Architecture, Engineering, Cultural Heritage and Arts and Humanities Faculty.
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