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International Joint Master of Science SPRING - Regional Development Planning and Management

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR STUDY IN 2021 UNTIL OCTOBER 18th

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ABOUT

The Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies (SPRING) is a two-year Master´s degree program that addresses current topics of spatial planning in developing and emerging countries. The first year of the SPRING program takes place at TU Dortmund University in Germany, followed by a second year at one of the five partnering universities in Ghana, Tanzania, The Philippines, Brazil or Chile.

Since 2020, the Federal University of ABC - through the Graduate Programs in Territory Planning and Management, and in Public Policy - enriches the network with its special study focus on planning, governance and public policy for sustainable urban agglomeration.

The SPRING Master’s degree program provides students with knowledge, skills and methods for a sustainable and endogenous development of communities, districts and regions. A particular concern of the program is to improve management and organizational skills so that the social and technical infrastructure in the fields of employment, education and regional economy can optimally develop taking into account the natural, economic, cultural, political and social conditions.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The SPRING curriculum consists of 10 modules. The corresponding courses of the modules are offered as lectures, seminars, exercises, workshops and excursions. The first year at TU Dortmund University consists of the modules 1 to 6, whereas the SPRING partner university offers the modules 7 to 10.

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APPLICATION

Brazilian citizens interested in apply for 2021 must submit their application in English by e-mail to spring@ufabc.edu.br.

A certified translator or notary must make all translations and notarizations of documents. For translations, a notarized copy of the original document must be attached to the official translation.

For more information, visit UFABC-SPRING page.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a field related to Regional or Urban Planning with grades significantly above average;
  • High proficiency in English: IELTS (6,0) or TOEFL (550 points paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based). Please have your TOEFL-certificate sent to the institutional code 8523;
  • Two years of professional practice is desirable, and
  • A strong commitment to further work in regional development planning.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • The completed and signed SPRING application form;

  • A typed Curriculum Vitae (Please use the Europass-Format);
  • Officially notarized copy of university certificate;
  • University issued official transcript of courses and grades (or notarized copies) including an explanation of grades;
  • Two relevant letters of recommendation (professional and academic);
  • Original or officially notarized copy of proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS);
  • Copy of A-level or high school certificate.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The SPRING program combines teaching in development theories and strategies, planning concepts and methods, and implementation and monitoring tools with practice-orientated field studies aimed at elaborating regional development plans and programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The program content is oriented by the specific socio-economic problems in the developing world.

SPRING places its emphasis on development management at an intermediate level (e.g. district) between macro-regional and community-based planning. Development planning is seen as a problem-oriented management tool with the following objective:

  • to identify development problems, trends, resources, constraints and potentials;
  • to formulate development objectives, policies and strategies;
  • to design plans and programs;
  • to assess environmental impacts of plans and programs;
  • to organize target group participation and decision-making processes;
  • to apply instruments for program implementation and management and
  • to evaluate and monitor plans and programs.
 

Please visit the TU Dortmund SPRING homepage for additional information about the program:

The Spring-master Program


 

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