MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD)

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 urbanization and ongoing societal transformation currently taking place in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and elsewhere.

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DURATION:
24 months

Universität Stuttgart

Location The MSc IUSD Double Degree program is hosted and organized by the two partner universities University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University, Cairo. The first and second semesters are taught in Stuttgart (September – August following year); Ain Shams University organizes the third and fourth semesters (September – September following year) in Cairo or another country in the MENA region. Egypt is the main focus and base of the second year. If security concerns pose an obstacle to travel to Cairo in the 3rd and 4th semester, for the second year students will be offered an alternative study program with equally challenging applied training provided by Ain Shams University and prominent external partners in the development sector. Ain Shams University is therefore currently organizing the study program for the complete second year to be held in Tunis, Tunisia. In any event, the program focuses on current topics of integrated urbanism and sustainable design within the MENA region and we can confirm that we are not putting any of our students at risk.
Course focus 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 urbanization and ongoing societal transformation currently taking place in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and elsewhere. German and Arab specialists will be equipped with conceptual and practical tools to develop holistic (rather than purely technology-oriented) approaches towards sustainable urban planning — combining environmental and social approaches to urban transformation. The program will provide access to a wide range of advanced expertise in the fields of participatory planning and building, energy-efficient construction, integrated aspects of landscape and infrastructure planning, urban management and governance. It will thus enable students to combine principles of ecology-oriented science and engineering with a social approach to the design of urban landscapes and buildings, and to urban and regional planning.
Target group Applicants from all over the world with an internationally recognized Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, regional planning or 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 but should also provide proof of relevant professional experience in fields related to architecture, urban and development planning or infrastructure design. The Masters program strongly encourages applications from young professionals working in public institutions, private sector, civil society initiatives or NGOs all over the world who are interested in IUSD-related topics and who have a high level of interest in knowledge transfer and achieving a social benefit. The Admission Commission will give applicants with work expertise or equivalent internship experience preferential treatment. We would welcome applicants from many different backgrounds and countries and this year applications will not be limited to applicants from Germany, Egypt and MENA countries.
Course language English
Entry requirements
  • Application form Double degree
  • Application form DAAD
  • Higher education entrance qualification
  • University transcript
  • University degree
  • English proficiency
  • Portfolio
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
Degree Awarded Master of Science
Course Begins September
Course Duration 2 years equivalent 4 semesters
Course Structure IUSD_Modulhandbuch
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Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 1 month
Remarks In order to apply for the MSc IUSD Double degree program and one of the DAAD scholarships as well, please submit the required documents ONLY online via the application portal of the University of Stuttgart between 15. December and 31. January.
Fakultät für Architektur und Stadtplanung
Städtebau Institut – Internationaler Städtebau
IUSD OFFICE
Keplerstraße 11
D – 70174 Stuttgart
Phone: 004971168583370
Fax: 004971168583381