The Institute Heritage Studies (IHS) has made the investigation and sustainable implementation of the heritage of humanity its mission. The IHS is a research and science centre that deals with heritage and its diverse constructions. It is also a centre for a broad strategy for the training, advanced and further education of various target groups, who act or want to act for the protection and use of the heritage of humanity. The IHS meets the needs for protection and use of heritage with a specially trained team of experts.
Important concerns of the IHS are: constituting the heritage discourse through inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches, deepening and further developing international cooperation as well as designing and organising training programs. The IHS stands for a comprehensive understanding of the heritage of humanity and researches and conveys it holistically.