The Centre for Global Heritage & Development received praising words of the steering committee of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Alliance.
The committee has concluded that the Centre has been able to prove added value in the collaboration between Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. In the words of the steering committee:
The Centre has contributed to the strengthening of cooperation between the LDE universities and the profiling of research, education and valorization, and has the potential to grow further. The Centre has succeeded in building a community around three heritage themes, with scientists from different disciplines. The theme differs from the traditional approach to Heritage by also looking at cultural, social and environmental developments. The clearly defined themes and the many topics to be related to these themes (urbanization, migration, inclusion, climate) are very relevant to the various social agendas: they are perfectly suited to the UNSDGs, Horizon2020, the National Science Agenda. The external network with, among others, academic and non-academic partners is quite extensive. Around the three themes active communities have arisen, in which a large number of scientists, sometimes also from somewhat less obvious disciplines, participate.
The board of the Centre for Global Heritage and Development thanks all associated researchers for their dedication to the Centre:
We wish to continue and intensify our fruitful cooperation in the coming years and share our passion on heritage and development themes!