Universität Stuttgart - Architektur & Stadtplanung

M.Sc. "Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design"

The MSc. Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) is a double-degree Master's program jointly organized by the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo with one year at Stuttgart University and another year at Ain Shams University in Cairo.
The Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) trains and prepares a new generation of urban practitioners to face the tremendous environmental, cultural, socio-economic and governance challenges resulting from the dynamic urban transformation around the globe. It is open to graduates and young professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and regional planning.
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. We would welcome applicants from many different backgrounds and countries.
Our philosophy is based on transnational learning exchange between students with different regional backgrounds applied to a specific urban reality. Our current learning hubs are focused on the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and Germany. Students work in interdisciplinary teams on site-specific projects in cooperation with local communities and with different stakeholders, organizations and institutions, locally and internationally. IUSD students acquire reflective and practical skills to develop integrated and transdisciplinary solutions for planning, managing and designing landscapes, cities and buildings. The Masters program is part of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) "Emerging Country Program" funded with resources from 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).
A limited number of DAAD scholarships including travel grants and language courses are available for students from Egypt, MENA and Germany.
The application period for every winter term is from 15th December till 15th February. For full details of the program, the application requirements and fees please consult our website http://www.iusd.uni-stuttgart.de/




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IUSD Course Coordination

Dr. Bernd Eisenberg

Dipl.-Ing. MSc. Franziska Laue

Dipl.-Ing. Raoul Cyril Humpert

Keplerstr. 11, K1

Tel. 0049-711-685 83370

E-mail: info(at)iusd.uni-stuttgart(dot)de



Der Studiengang wurde offiziell vom "Organ für Akkreditierung und Qualitätssicherung (OAQ)" systemakkreditiert.

Das OAQ sichert und fördert die Qualität von Lehre und Forschung an den Hochschulen. Es ist unabhängig, arbeitet mit international anerkannten Methoden und kann auf das Wissen und die Erfahrungen von renommierten Expertinnen und Experten zurückgreifen.