Our one-year masters program is a second-year mobility within the Mundus Urbano master (Darmstadt University), forming part of the Mundus Urbano Masters Programme jointly offered by the following European Universities:
- Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU-Darmstadt) – host institution
- Universite Pierre Mendes France (UPMF)
- Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) – we are here
- Università degli Studi Roma Tor Vergata
Our program counts on a growing list of prestigious entities, organizations and institutions that provide internship places to our students:
ASA Studio | Kigali, Rwanda – Architectural firm founded by alumni Nerea Amorós based in Kigali, works in the field of education, planning international projects with UNICEF and other small NGOs designing and building early learning centers in rural and peri-urban communities in Rwanda.
Africa Nos Mira | Ethiopia
Architecture for Humanity | San Francisco, USA and worldwide – Through a global network of building professionals, Architecture for Humanity brings design, construction and development services to communities in need.
CESAL | Chinca, Peru – Local NGO that supports improvements in education, agriculture, water and sanitation in peri-urban communities of large cities like Lima and Arequipa.
Housing Department Sao Bernando do Campo | Sao Paulo, Brazil
Medicos sin Fronteras (Doctors without Borders) | Barcelona, Spain – Spanish headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières, the international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters.
Shelter Centre | Geneva, Switzerland – Swiss humanitarian NGO which supports the sector of humanitarian operations that responds to the transitional settlement and reconstruction needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, from the emergency phase until durable solutions are reached.
SPARC (Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres) | Mumbai, India – SPARC is an NGO that supports organised groups of the urban poor and builds their capacity to negotiate with the government for basic services and amenities, and secure tenure. SPARC works with two large community based organisations: National Slum Dwellers Federation and Mahila Milan.
TAO-Pilipinas | Manila, Phillipines – A women-led non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization of professionals in the field of architecture, planning and engineering providing technical assistance to the urban poor.
UCLG (United Cities Local Governments) | Barcelona, Spain – UCLG is the largest local government organisation in the world and understands itself as the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, de facto representing over half the world’s population.
UN Habitat Mongolia (United Nations Human Settlement program) | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellin (Escuela de Planeación Urbano Regional) | Medellín, Colombia – The school of Regional Urban Planning of the National University of Colombia explores the socio-spatial transformations associated with economic globalization and places a special emphasis on the importance of city-regions.
UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) | Gaza, Israel – Provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight.
VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading) | Cape Town, South Africa – The Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) project is a holistic approach to urban upgrading that is unique in the Cape Town context in the way that it has integrated all forms of development and not only the physical upgrading of urban spaces.