German-Arab Double-degree Programme MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD), Université de Stuttgart (Allemagne) et Université Ain Shams , Le Caire (Egypte) — LIMITE : 31/01/2014

The MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design aims to train a new generation of urban practitioners to face the tremendous environmental, cultural and social challenges resulting from the rapid urbanisation and ongoing societal transformation currently taking place in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and elsewhere. Following the taught programme, IUSD students acquire reflective and practical skills to develop integrated, trans-disciplinary solutions which combine ecological and social approaches to engineering, to design and planning of landscapes, cities, and buildings. The double-degree masters programme is jointly hosted by the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo. It is open to graduates and young professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, regional planning, and civil engineering. Professionals with Bachelor degrees in geography, sociology, environmental management, political science or economics and cultural studies, Arabic, African or Islamic studies with relevant professional experience will also be considered. With the first year at Stuttgart University and the second year at Ain Shams University in Cairo, students work in multidisciplinary teams on site-specific projects in cooperation with different stakeholders, organizations and institutions, locally and internationally.

The 4-semester MSc is hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as a scholarship donor, and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). Scholarships supporting study costs, travel and maintenance are available for applicants from certain regions. The programme is also supported by a high-profile advisory board and by various German, Egyptian, and international organizations, including UNHabitat, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), and CEDARE (Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe). These partnerships offer IUSD students numerous opportunities to test and develop skills in challenging and complex applied contexts.


Deadline for application 31 January 2014.


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