Cultural Heritage and Education/Training/Occupational Activity of Engineers in Greece
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Culture heritage importance has many aspects. From the influence of our sense of identity to the economic aspects as tourism is a leading industry in culture heritage sites. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether engineers perceive the relation of their education, training and experience received or delivered by them, to activities that include the aspect of cultural heritage. The survey was conducted with an online questionnaire that was filled in by 133 engineers. The demographic, academic and occupational characteristics of the respondents were examined for their impact on the responses. Although the role of engineers in the field of cultural heritage is undoubted, the basic answer was that their studies did not include lessons in this field and they did not prepared them to have professional activity related to cultural heritage. The survey could be extended with interviews for further investigation. Such a survey could give directions for the upgrade of education and training of engineers.
KeywordsCultural heritage Education Training
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