The ‘Institute Heritage Studies’ was founded, and is led by, Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert, former chair holder of the Chair of Intercultural Studies and the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies. Marie-Theres Albert has been active in Heritage Studies and World Heritage Studies and is recognized for her work both nationally and internationally.

This recognition is due to her profound knowledge and extensive experience in the development and implementation of teaching and research programmes for the sustainable protection and corresponding use of heritage.