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Objectives and competences

Specific competences

  • Capacity to manage cultural heritage in contexts of local development.
  • Capacity to manage specific aspects of cultural heritage in accordance with the chosen area of expertise: landscape and the environment, artistic heritage, and historical, archaeological and ethnological heritage.
  • Capacity to understand and interpret the historical processes that social changes bring about, that is to say, demographic, socioeconomic, political and cultural changes in regions from a historical perspective.
  • Capacity to mediate with the stakeholders, networks, policy-makers, and state, autonomous and international programmes from the public and private sectors, and with the sections of society affected by heritage in particular.
  • Ability to use analytical concepts and techniques for assessing regional development.
  • Ability to use research methods in the fields of science, archaeology, history, geography and the arts, as well as to manage information from archaeological, written, iconographic and oral sources.
  • Ability to use techniques of intervention, presentation and museumisation on archaeological, landscape and environmental resources.
  • Ability to use both historical data and new technologies in the management of cultural heritage, regional development and planning.

Transversal competences

  • Capacity to analyse and synthesise complex situations through the integration of newly-acquired abilities.
  • Capacity to reason critically and make judgements even when only limited or incomplete information is available.
  • Capacity to manage information in various media.
  • Capacity to apply theoretical knowledge for solving practical problems.
  • Capacity to evaluate situations and projects, as well as to make decisions.
  • Capacity to generate new ideas and adapt to new situations.
  • Capacity to communicate through both traditional media and new technologies, with a view to reaching both expert and lay audiences.
  • Capacity to learn on a continuous and autonomous basis.
  • Capacity to work in teams, particularly in interdisciplinary contexts.
  • Capacity to plan and organise through objectives and strategies.
  • Capacity to manage teams and mediate in general conflicts arising from institutional interventions in local heritage.
  • Capacity to detect the needs and potential of the local population, whilst adopting both the institutional and popular concept of heritage and its role