PhD – Dr. phil and Graduates

The professional profile of PhD, Dr. phil. students and graduates is targeted at the formation of theoretical and practical competence for implementing the diverse dimensions of sustainable human development. It is inherent in our holistic approach of Heritage Studies and, at the same time, further develops the professional expertise of the institute in the 5 competence areas: 1. Tangible Heritage in the Context of Global Change, 2. Heritage, Religion, Identity, Diversity, 3. Sustainable Protection and Use of Heritage, 4. Cultural Landscapes, 5. Mediation of Heritage and New Media, Memory of the World. Based on this approach, students and graduates have developed their own research, teaching and working areas and have implemented them on a worldwide scale.

Barounga - Abdel-Kader

Abdel Kader Barounga

Abdel Kader Barounga

PhD Proposal

The Formal Primary Educational System and the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa: Case of the Far North Region of Cameroon

Focus Area 1: Intangible Heritage/Religion/Identity/Diversity


Jan Küver

Jan Küver

Jan Küver

Working title dissertation

Cultural Heritage as a Strategic Driver for Sustainable Development – from the Conceptual Link towards an Applied Heritage Management Practice


Marlen Meißner

Marlen Meissner

Marlen Meissner: “The Valorisation of Intangible Cultural Heritage” (Working Title)

Focus Area: Intangible Heritage/ Religion/ Identity/ Diversity 


Dipl-Geogr. (Univ.) Matthias Ripp

Dipl-Geogr. (Univ.) Matthias Ripp

Matthias Ripp

A Meta-Model  for Heritage-based Urban Development

Focus Area: Sustainable Protection and Use of Heritage in the Context of Innovative Concepts of Heritage


Dr. Vicky Kämpfe, M.A. Angewandte Kulturwissenschaften

Dr. Vicky Kämpfe, M.A. Angewandte Kulturwissenschaften

Vicky Kämpfe

Title Dissertation: 

„Is inheritance a post mortem thing?“ The revaluation of cultural practices. An analysis of the cultural heritage tradition Tango, with particular regard to the concepts of incorporated knowledge and the intangible.