The ALA partners have implemented an overall Consortium strategy based on the jointness of different cultural competences and geographical experiences and share competences of international teaching and research.
Therefore, the Consortium will combine heritage and landscape studies, architectural design capacities and representation skills to form a new professional profile. The master has been built on the strengths and specializations of the four partner Universities, supplemented by the opportunities offered by associated structures and Universities.
Italy, Portugal and Greece represent three European countries where heritage, and particularly the presence of archaeological sites, is of paramount importance for cultural and economic reasons and where enhancement and innovative projects need to be further developed and investment in the cultural sector and in the university represents a strategic issue.
Because of their geographical location in Rome, Naples, Athens and Coimbra, the four partners represent centres of excellence for the study of archaeology, architecture and landscape, the three main disciplines involved in the Master course. The sharing of specialized knowledge, cultural approaches and differentiated points of view, as well as academic experience in preservation and enhancement policies, will enable the tailoring of a new heritage managing class, valuable for the forthcoming years.
Architects and archaeologists will work together in groups both at the level of teaching, since professors of architecture and archaeology will collaborate in the development of courses, and at the level of students that will work in teams for the archaeological interpretation and design implementation.
The teaching focus will not be limited to the partner countries cultures but will include the whole Mediterranean Sea, as well as insights in the civilizations of Eurasia, the Far East and South America in order to share common issues, learn from different realities and offer worldwide innovative professional skills.
Sapienza University in Rome
Is the coordinating institution and is one of the oldest universities in the world (founded in 1303) and a top performer in international university rankings.
The future of Sapienza is firmly rooted in its rich past and in the academic and research excellence of its nowadays community.
The 115,000 students enrolled at Sapienza can choose from over 250 degree programmes (Bachelors, Masters and PhDs) and 200 specialization. Sapienza has 11 Faculties, 63 Departments and various research centres that drive high levels of excellence in teaching and research.
The School of Architecture was the first one established in Italy in 1920 and the Department of Sciences of Antiquity ranks among the most important centres for classical studies in the world.
The National Technical University of Athens
Is the oldest and most prestigious public university in Greece established in 1917, with the Schools of Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Architect Engineers, as a continuation and evolution of the “Technical School”, established in 1836, after the declaration of Athens as the capital of the young Greek State.
The School of Architecture presents an extended variety of research projects in the areas of Architectural Design, Conservation, Landscape Urbanism, History and Theory of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Architectural Technology, Painting, Plastic Arts, Energy and Environmental Issues.
The University of Coimbra
Was founded in 1290 and built its first campus on the infrastructures of Aeminium, as the city was called in the roman period.
Today, UC has four campuses developed mainly in the 16th, 18th, and 20th century. In 2013, the UC was distinguished World Heritage by UNESCO, due to its material and immaterial heritage.
The university has a Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology and a Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities that have a long lasting collaboration.
The University of Naples Federico II
Is considered the oldest university in Italy (1224) and among the oldest in the world. Federico II has 4 Schools (Medicine, Agronomics, Human and Social Sciences and the Polytechnic) 26 Departments.
Apart from the regular programs in Architecture the Faculty of Architecture fosters the School of Specialization in Architectural and Landscape Heritage that has a long lasting tradition in the training of architects in the field of restoration, constituting the only reality of this kind in southern Italy.
The Associated Partners
The members of the ALA Consortium have a sound tradition teaching on the thematics of the Joint Master and have established long term collaborations with socio-cultural and economic heritage environment within its public and private institutions and professionals.
The EMJMD ALA in fact has highly qualified international Associated Partners (Academic and Research Institutions, Public Bodies and Agencies, Private firms and cooperatives interested in the topics offered by the EMJMD ALA).
This network will offer cultural exchange with other universities worldwide and traineeship in the best heritage institutions of Italy, Greece and Portugal and in renowned professional offices.
The professional practice is an opportunity to incorporate an expertise facing everyday problems that concern archaeological sites in urban and landscape’s environments and this interaction will offer a solid network for future employment’s opportunities and long-lasting applied research.
The professional practice takes place typically in the third semester of the programme, after two semesters of pedagogical activities.
Furthermore, Associated Partner institutions will participate in the regular assessment of the educational programme, allowing its improvement and permanent updating.
Therefore their support can be resumed in six main fields of collaborations, that will have a regional, country or continental impact: Lectures; Traineeships in offices, design studios or museums and excavation sites; Selection of Topics and participation in juries of Design Workshops, Design Studios and Master Diploma Thesis; Assessment of the programme (Quality Assessment Report); participation in the Advisory Board and Dissemination.
In particular the promotion and spreading of the programme can include the circulation of the expected exhibition in the countries of Associate Partners, and possible articles on Journals of Academic and Heritage Institutions.
ARCHITECTURAL/ ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES
Topics/ Workshops/ Studio/ Thesis
Dissemination / Promotion
DESIGN OFFICES AND PRIVATE COMPANIES