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Freitag, 06. März 2015

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Module Handbook


SPRING Colloquium Wintersemester 2014-15


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

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GIZ Student Days

On January 16th, 2015, the SPRING students attended the GIZ “Students‘ Day on Urban Development 2015” with the topic “Communal and urban development ininternational shared development work”. The participants receivedinformation about the work of GIZ regarding sustainable urban development and learned job opportunities at GIZ. Furthermore they discussed with GIZ experts about relevant urban development issues.

SPRING Colloquium Series – Member of the German Parliament Peter Stein at the TU Dortmund

On the 9th of January 2015, Peter Stein, Member of the German Parliament, gave a presentation on "The Function of the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development in the Context of German Development cooperation" at the TU Dortmund. This event of the SPRING Colloquium series was held at the Rudolf-Chaudoire-Pavillon on Campus South. Mr Stein is a Christian democrat and represents the constituency of Rostock. He is a member of the committee of economic cooperation and development as well as the committee of business and energy of the German Parliament. In his lecture Mr. Stein – who is also an alumni from TU Dortmund that graduated with a diploma as an architect for city planning here in 1993 - tackled the questions: "Who are the players and stakeholders in German development politics? What are the present priorities in German development policy?" as well as the complex "Urbanization in developing countries – Challenge and chance at the same time". Afterwards he took plenty of time to answer all the questions of a curious audience, to round up a very informative and interesting session. The SPRING Programme is very thankful to have had the opportunity to welcome such a high profile guest speaker.





SPRING Colloquium Special Event - Neven Subotic at the TU Dortmund

On the 10th of December at a SPRING Colloquium special event the professional football player of Dortmund's BVB gave a presentation on his foundation, the Neven-Subotic-Foundation.

It was his 26th birthday but Neven still took his time to talk to Students of the TU Dortmund and other interested people about his foundation and his motivation behind it. In an impressive presentation he showed the situation of poor people in Ethiopia and the meaning of water and sanitary facilities in this context. His foundation invests money in water supply wells and toilets at schools for example. Accounting to Neven it is “a really important contribution to the health of many children there”. He explained that he invests parts of his own money in the project, so that it’s possible that every donation gets where it belongs – 100% of it. He said that especially people who had the luck to be born in the rich and save countries around the world should be thankful for what they have and therefore keep open minded to the fortune of other people. His hope was, to make some people think about it by his presentation- and maybe make them help some needy people.

Fore more information about his foundation please click here: The Neven-Subotic-Foundation (German website).

SPRING Colloquium Special Event - Neven Subotic presents his foundation

On the 10th of December 2014, from 16:00 to 18:00, Neven Subotic, professional football player from Borussia Dortmund, will give a presentation on his foundation – the Neven-Subotic-Foundation – and his motivation behind it, in a special event in the framework of the SPRING Colloquium series. The presentation will be held in room 103 on the ground level of GB III, at the Southern Campus of the TU Dortmund. The presentation will be held in English!

Neven Subotic was born on December 10th 1988 in Banja Luka, Bosnia. He came to Germany in 1990, together with his parents and his sister, where they lived close to Pforzheim until 1999. From there they immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States of America, for not having to return to war torn Yugoslavia. That is where Neven laid the foundation for his football career, by playing in the youth national team of the US. He signed his first professional contract in 2006 with Bundesliga club Mainz 05. In 2008 he transferred to Dortmund and is playing for the BVB ever since.

The SPRING Colloquium is aimed at students, doctoral students and researchers of the faculty for spatial planning, but is open to everyone interested in development related topics. The SPRING Colloquium is designed to provide valuable insights into the theory and practice of the field of development politics. Therefore we regularly invite researchers and practitioners from the most relevant national and international institutions.