HERITΛGE is happy to announce its new academic certificate, DIGITAL TOOLS FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE, in cooperation with Belgium’s HOGENT University. The certificate is a one-semester, part-time European Credit (ECTS) bearing program aimed at students as well as professionals. It integrates heritage management with geomatics and is delivered online to enable students from around the world to join.

Upon completion of the course, participants are awarded 30 ECTS credits that correspond to 50% of the academic credits for a full year. The program held its first, pilot run this past autumn semester and is now accepting applications for the academic year 2023-2024 (starting October 2023).


October 2023

3 months plus fieldwork  (part-time)

Online Training Program 

Application Deadline:
March 1st 2023

Digital Tools for Heritage Management is a specialized course on spatial data (GIS), laser scanning, 3D modeling, heritage management, and community management. 3 months of online, mainly asynchronous classes (and some live ones) are rounded off with fieldwork which is focused on the entire workflow from data acquisition to data publication. It is one-semester European Credit (ECTS) credit-bearing program.

HERITΛGE & HOGENT decided to offer this comprehensive program, to answer the needs of students and young professionals from a variety of heritage-related or adjacent disciplines e.g., architecture, land surveying, archaeology, heritage management, conservation, geography etc.

The focus on state-of-the-art technological skills,  as well as on international collaboration, communication, and other future-proofing skills sets this Digital Tools Certificate apart and ensures its relevance to the current and future job markets.

Find out more and apply here.

HERITΛGE (The Heritage Management Organization) empowers, through training, current and future caretakers of global heritage to transform their assets from decaying objects of study to sustainable resources of education, local identity, and economic development. So far more than 1500 professionals from 90 countries have been trained in its programs. HERITΛGE has been running the longest-standing summer program on heritage digitization (since 2010) with various partners and most prominently for the last five years with HOGENT. Since 2017, three integrated and consecutive specialist courses on various topics in geomatics have also been organized through this partnership.Visit our site for more information.

HOGENT (Belgium) is the largest university of applied sciences in Flanders and counts more than 14,000 students and 1,800 members of staff, including over 200 researchers in national and international research projects. HOGENT aims for excellence in education, research, services to society, and artistic practice. Through the competence of its staff and graduates and the valorization of its research, HOGENT seeks to advance a critical, creative, and open society. Visit www.hogent.be for more info.