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10.12.2014 SPRING Colloqium - Neven Subotic presents his foundation


04.12.2014 The current SPRING Module Handbook will be uploaded soon


03.12.2014 Overview SPRING Colloquium Wintersemester 2014-15


10-14.11.2014 SPRING Global Network Meeting

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

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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.



SPRING Network Meeting 2014

November 2014 - From Nov. 10 to 14 the annual SPRING Network Meeting took place in Dortmund. All partner universities had sent their representatives: Dr. Felix Fuders and Patricio Belloy (UACh), Dr. Mario Delos Reyes and Carmeli Marie C. Chaves (UP-SURP), Dr. Eric Oduro-Ofori (KNUST), Dr. Ally Hasan Namangaya (ARU) and Prof. Dr. Sabine Baumgart, Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Tietz, Dr. Karin Gaesing, Dr. Wolfgang Scholz  and Dr. Anne Weber (TU Do). The first two days were committed to the admission of SPRING students for the next academic year and the selection of qualified candidates for DAAD scholarships, which was conducted together with representatives from DAAD (Gabriele von Fircks and Lidia Aouba). In the evening of the second day the representatives met this year’s students to provide information about the 2nd year of the SPRING Programme. On Nov 12 and 13 SPRING network participants discussed internals. Friday was assigned for a presentation from Prof. Boyle, Wayne State University, Detroit on “Detroit – A Broken City in a Fractured Region” and bi-lateral meetings between TU Dortmund representatives and their colleagues from SPRING partner universities.

Semester Opening

On October 6th - 7th the 19 new SPRING from 15 different were welcomed by the faculty of the School of spatial planning. Among the invited speakers on the first days were Prof. Dr. Barbara Welzel, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietwald Gruehn, Dr. Anne Weber and the head of SPRING Prof. Dr. Sabine Baumgart. On the second day the students were given time to introduce themselves to each other and the faculty.