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Thursday, 30. June 2016

Notes & Dates

24.06.16 - Faculty Day

06.07.16 - Webinar Sustainable Transport

18.07-20.07 - Examinations Module 6


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



Welcome to SPRING!

International Joint Master of Science Regional Development Planning and Management


Annual SPRING Party

On April 22 the annual SPRING party has taken place. Beside the traditional collective dining including meals from the SPRING students' home countries, the SPRINGies gave insight about the cultural importance of their respective traditional clothing, which they have worn that night. The students provided a well rounded programm, concluding with a musical performance by some of the group and a dance party, which has come to an end in early morning hours.

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!