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INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT for the International Training Course 2023 on “Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage “

The UNESCO Chair International Training Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management is the world’s only accredited UNESCO Chair Program in the field of cultural heritage disaster management, which aims to train experts in cultural heritage conservation and disaster management to promote disaster preparedness/mitigation measures centered on cultural heritage while recognizing the values and challenges of historic sites and cities. The Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University (DMUCH) has been organizing this international training program continuously since 2006. To date, 180 experts from 72 countries around the world have received training and are working internationally in the field of cultural heritage disaster prevention.

Kyoto is a fascinating city to spend your college life in, with its numerous world-class cultural heritage sites. However, students may not have many opportunities to learn about cultural heritage. This international training program provides an opportunity to learn various knowledge about disaster prevention in Kyoto, one of the world’s well-known historical and cultural cities, through the subject of how cultural heritage and districts are preserved, restored, and rehabilitated after disasters. For more information, please visit the International Training website at


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