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Friday, 26. August 2016

Notes & Dates

01-03.09.2016 - Arrival of Batch 2016/17



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

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Welcome to SPRING!

International Joint Master of Science Regional Development Planning and Management








NEWS



Sommerfest 2016 at TU Dortmund



On the 6th of July, the 7th Sommerfest of the TU Dortmund took place. The SPRING students also participated and prepared food from their homecountrys.They really enjoyed it from the beginning of the preparation to the day of the Sommerfest. The intercultural interaction at the Sommerfest was really enriching and a great opportunity to practice their German skills and taste delicates from all around the world. The Sommerfest made the students come closer again before they split up and leave to their 2nd year destionations in Chile, the Philippines, Ghana or Tanzania. The students said it will always be a happy day to remeber in the future.



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.