TPTI, France


The TPTI Masters trains in industrial heritage with specializations in historical environments of technology, granting of heritage status/‘patrimonialisation’ of technological know-how and management of industrial landscapes.

The programme is offered by a consortium of seven universities: University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, University of Padova, University of Evora, University of Alicante, the Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sfax, the Polytechnic University of Prague and the Federal University of Technology-Parana and invites applications from historians, architects, cultural professionals, economists and administrators of cultural heritage.

  • Course description: The TPTI is a two-year research-oriented Masters course specializing in history of technology, industrial heritage and preservation of traditional crafts, covering the dual aspect of culture and territorial impact (architecture, landscape). The Masters course brings together historical analysis and field work, research and management, research-action and valorization, placing it all within a sustainable development perspective. It provides students profound scientific knowledge and understanding and prepares them for their professional life with the help of internships, language training and mobility offered by the European and non-European partner institutions.
  • Objectives : to prepare future professionals and cultural entrepreneurs, open to the world, who will be part of international cultural management networks, contribute positively towards globalization by building appropriate intrinsic socio-economic balances around traditional craft production and cultural technology. The main feature of the program is its complete integration process – integrated coursework, integrated evaluation, scientific, academic and cultural integration.


Within TPTI, the synergy between historical, archaeological, economic and heritage studies combined with the time frame and subjects covered, facilitate concrete understanding of the different cultural technologies of traditional crafts and industry as well as the environments they are practiced in. Academic scholars are invited to apply to contribute to this spirit of the TPTI programme.

Grant amount: 14.400€ for a period of 3 months 

Application procedure :

Interested candidates are invited to visit the online application interface (, fill the digital Application Form and submit along with the required documents (Curriculum Vitae, research statement and a statement of interest).


The person-in-charge of the TPTI Masters programme at the host university will coordinate with the visiting scholar and upon signing of a charter, undertake to integrate him/her in the TPTI Masters programme.

Erasmus Mundus TPTI Masters Visiting Scholars must:

    • organise two monitoring sessions: one for TPTI Masters students working on topics close to the visiting scholar’s research interests; and the second for students in their country or continent
    • participate in a “student tutoring project” session and guide students based on their own professional experiences in the field;
    • participate in a common monthly webinar session that will be held during his/her stay;
    •  give a talk on his/her projects and work

 Financial conditions:

    •  70% upon presentation of the air tickets and visa
    • 30% upon submission of the final report of activity at the end of the stay
    • Participation fee: 2.400€


Technical coordinator of the TPTI Masters : Centre Malher, bureau 503

Evelyne Berrebi - - 01 44 78 33 28

Scientific secretary of the TPTI Masters : Centre Malher, bureau 503

Anne-Sophie Rieth – - 01 44 78 33 73