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Wednesday, 25. May 2016

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Master Programmes in Germany on Urban-, Regional-, and  Infrastructure Planning

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Welcome to SPRING!




NEWS



Berlin Excursion 2016



The SPRING batch 2015/16 discovered German culture and history on a four-day excursion to Berlin. Under the guidance of Paula Quentin we explored the capital of Germany from 24th to 27th February 2016. After the train journey we had a welcome dinner in a little restaurant near Tiergarten. On Thursday morning, we visited the former Tempelhof airport and Berlin City Models with Christian Hajer and discussed the structure of the German planning legislation on local and regional level. We met an activist of the Berlin cycling referendum in our hostel in the afternoon. Moreover, we met Peter Stein (alumni of Dortmund’s Faculty of Spatial Planning and member of the German Parliament) and explored the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on Friday. In the afternoon we had a city walk through Berlin-Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg with Benjamin Wada-Ruetenik and talked about the German planning system. During a walk through Berlin underground the students discovered the past German history on Saturday morning. The trip was highlighted by visiting the cupola of the Reichstag with beautiful weather on our last day. The excursion was part of the SPRING Module 1.



New DAAD offer: Courses for reintegration



After graduating abroad and returning to their home country, students often report that they are struggling to find back in their old job or to find a new job. This might happen due to a lack of organization in the respective country but also because of corruption and/ or debates within the families.
The workshop started with students of the SPRING master offered at TU Dortmund and “Development Management” offered by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
The courses provides students with a wide variety of possibilities, making reintegration easier. The students simulate looking for a job, take different roles of members of the family, employers and supporting organizations to create a better understanding about their positions. In addition they get to know the application standards for German or international employers, giving them new insights into the process of applying.
As the request for this kind of courses was and is quite high, in the near future the courses will aim at students of all the AGEP postgraduate study programs to make reintegration easier after studying abroad.
For more information click here.



Interview on MDG8 and SDG's by Christine Bonsu



As part of the interview series Goal 8: Building a global partnership for development, Christine Bonsu (SPRING Batch 2013/15) gave an interview on the Millennium Development Goal 8 and Sustainable Development Goals to the DAAD.
The interview has been published and can be found online here!