A ‘go’ for the Centre for Global Heritage and Development
The board of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus alliance has approved the strategic plan of the Centre for Global Heritage and Development for the period 2019-2024.
In the words of the board members the carefully chosen topics –Heritage under Threat, Heritage & Identity and Heritage & Environment – act as a connecting link between the three universities, the different disciplines, but also between science and society. In the last five years the Centre for Global Heritage and Development has contributed to the cooperation of the three universities. “We see a clear potential to grow.”
There are many ambitious plans for the coming period: the Centre wants to raise the number of research proposals and scientific applications. It wants to get more involved with local, regional and global societal development agendas (UNSDG's) and will be strengthening its front desk function by offering consultancy and applied research to external stakeholders. Furthermore, we want students from all levels (bachelor, MA, PhD, but also postgraduate and professionals) to benefit from LDE cooperation by being able to choose from an array of educational programs in Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam.”
The staff of the Centre for Global Heritage and Development is thankful for the commitment and enthusiasm of its community. Mara de Groot, Managing Director of the Centre for Global Heritage and Development: “The Centre’s main resource are its associated scholars and students. The Centre is there to facilitate and inspire them, and to connect them with each other, with external networks and knowledge needs in society”.