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Master of Human Settlements:

Interested in human settlements accross the globe?
This 2-semester post-graduate programme focusses on urbanism and planning in developed and developing countries world wide.

Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning:

Ever wondered why cities look like they do?
This 4-semester post-graduate programme pursues a critical understanding of the contemporary conditions of urban regions and cities across the globe.

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Administrative coordination:
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University of Leuven
Department of Architecture
Kasteelpark Arenberg 1
3001 Heverlee, Belgium


Are you Bauhaus?

Join our International Master Programmes ‘European Urban Studies’ and ‘Advanced Urbanism’!

The Institute for European Urban Studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offers an international league of dedicated students to elaborate multiple perspectives on the subject of cities.

Are you committed to further develop and exchange your knowledge in the fi eld of urban studies in practice and theory? Are you bringing a strong personal and professional interest to study on the issues of »the urban«?

Apply now:


This two-year (full time) study programme (120 credits) offers an overall knowledge of climate issues in the global context; practical knowledge of regional and local climate issues in both landscape and built-up areas; and knowledge of urban planning and building design in cold and warm climates.

During the programme students can specialize in either:
A) Climate Sensitive Urban Planning: the planning and design of urban projects that are adjusted to seasonal climates and climate change. Here students apply climate knowledge to spatial planning and urban design projects.
B) Climate Sensitive Building: the planning and managing of building projects that are adjusted to seasonal climates and climate change. Here students apply climate knowledge to the design of building projects.

For more information about the actual dates visit our website:

Teaching builds on the skills and experiences gained from research undertaken by the Department. Guest experts also teach on the programme to ensure students learn the latest best practices from academia, society and industry. The programme is offered by the Architecture Research Group at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU).

Information: The programme runs from the Autumn term through to the Spring term. Information about entry requirements, program structure and course contents can be found at this link:

Students from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland will not be charged fees. A Swedish scholarship programme will offer tuition waivers to high performing students from outside of the EU/EEA (


Gentrification through tourism is a relatively new but increasingly significant phenomenon in urban transformation. The rise of budget airlines and new models of short stay accommodation such as airbnb nowadays deeply affect local economy, morphology and social structure of popular cities such as Lisbon. This Master Class will test a new approach to 'area development' through an applied design research methodology in the study area of Moraria, a central district of Lisbon. While parts of Moraria are affected by tourism, others are still deprived with high levels of migrant population and social housing. Cheap property prices and proximity to other tourist destinations (Alfama, Castello) raise realistic assumptions that Moraria will face large influx of investment in real estate and tourism infrastructure. The Master Class will develop alternative scenarios for a more balanced urban development to avoid excessive real estate speculation, social and economic segregation, lack of accessible urban services and public space and disappearance of affordable housing in Moraria. The outcomes will be presented in a public dialogue amongst diverse public and private stakeholders, including citizens and community organizations.

8 day Master Class
From 15-22 April 2016 Stadslab organizes a 8 day international Master Class for design professionals. The Master Class will be supervised by Igor Marko (Markoandplacemakers/London) and invited senior design experts. Additional experts will give specific input in the preparation phase and during the Master Class and will act as a peer panel to reflect on the results of the Master Class. The intended participants are young to mid-career professionals with a background in architecture, urban design and urban planning.

If you are interested please fill in the application form here and send your CV and motivation letter before February 12.
Phone +31 8850-70291


The programme's curriculum reflects on the diverse and complex challenges facing architecture as a socially responsible profession today. An understanding of and an active engagement with cultural sustainability is at the heart of its curriculum.

Open Day: 28.11.2015

The different design studios give students the opportunity to engage with this topic on a variety of scales applying a multitude of design- and research methods, preparing students for the demands of the broad field of architecture and planning. The specific agendas developed in the design studios range from architectural design theory to cultural architecture, sustainable design and sustainable urban design. Together with a series of elective classes, they enable students to design their own curriculum and thus develop their personal interests in-depth.

Small classes and design studios provide a personal, creative and productive learning and research environment. Currently, students of more than 30 different nationalities create a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere on a compact campus within a stunning alpine setting. A compulsory exchange semester at one of the Institute’s high-profile international Partner-Universities helps students to test their acquired knowledge in a different cultural and academic environment and offers new perspectives and opportunities.

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Architecture are well prepared for a career in architecture, and thanks to the sound practical and academic education, promising perspectives may also arise in various research fields and academia. Upon successful completion of the programme, the University of Liechtenstein grants the academic degree of: Master of Science in Architecture ( MSc Arch )

University of Liechtenstein
Institute of Architecture and Planning
9490 Vaduz

Phone +423 265 11 34
Fax +423 265 11 21



IHS education, research, advisory and training services

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an international centre of excellence of the School of Economics (ESE) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, operating on a global scale by offering post-graduate education, training, advisory services and applied research.

Today more people live in cities than ever before. Our urban future confronts us with great innovations and challenges. Cities need urban professionals who can understand, face and manage these developments to create urban futures that improve the quality of life in cities. IHS trains and advises these professionals on a global scale through its integrated approach in education, advisory services and research that offers practise and theory on urban management and development.


Visitors address:

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
Building T, 14th floor
3062 PA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 1935
3000 BX Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: + 31 10 408 9825
Fax: + 31 10 408 9826