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Sunday, 25. February 2018

Notes & Dates

Semester Break:
03.02.-31.03.'18

Berlin Excursion:
26.03.-29.03.'18

Workshop Planning Practice 1:
03.04.-09.04.'18



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

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SPRING Student at Global Landscapes Forum, Bonn 2017



The Global Landscapes Forum, held at the World Conference Center in Bonn, on 19-20 December 2017 brought together concerned individuals from all around the globe. As a privileged participant of this global phenomena, this year’s SPRING student Tamanna Rahman felt motivated for acting as a patron for earth's wellbeing, to fight for the prospective sustainability of its diverse landscapes. As Robert Nasi, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research - CIFR, mentioned in the event “We are all stakeholders in the problems we address”.
Tamanna realized, that integration of indigenous knowledge, science and appropriate investment can help in restoring ecosystems and its services which in turn brings economic and social benefits for our planet. The necessity of such benefits could, in her opinion, be traced in the wise words of the mystical leader Sadhguru “The very body that we carry is just an outcrop of this planet, so there is no good life without a good planet”.
The core objective of this two-day long event was to promote and convey the potential of the landscape approach and hence major topics of discussion were: rights and equitable development, financing sustainable landscapes, food and livelihoods, landscape restoration and measuring progress towards climate and development goals. In addition to various plenaries, numerous sub-plenaries and structured networking sessions were arranged.
Moreover ‘THINK LANDSCAPE’ was the take-home message for Tamanna to act around the planet's pressing climatic and development challenges for different landscapes. Tamanna said that she is grateful to the SPRING Master Program for granting her the unique opportunity of being a part of this outstanding forum.



Christmas and the end of the year are coming closer, the holidays will start soon. The SPRING staff wishes everyone:





SPRING Student at Global Landscapes Forum, Bonn 2017



This year, Tamanna Rahman from Bangladesh, one of our SPRING students from TU Dortmund 2017/2018, will be attending the Global Landscapes Forum to be held at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany from Dec 19 - 20, 2017. Her Expression of Interest to join the Big Event, was selected as One of the Top 10 submissions (entry no #6) from the International Students’ Day Special Access Offer. Tamanna will get the unique opportunity to meet the President of Mauritius Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib Fakim, Yogi and Spiritual leader Sadhguru, UN Environment Director General, Cultural Instigator Scott Goodson and Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Rob Burnet at the World’s Largest Gathering on Sustainability Issues.
Link to the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn 2017
Link to Tamanna Rahmans Expression of Interest
Link to Youth in Landscape




Winter School Social Entrepreneurship



01.-02. December 2017 - The SPRING students attended a two day workshop organized by the Impact HUB Ruhr aiming to develop business skills for social entrepreneurship in developing countries. The workshop featured multiple presentations from experts of different fields like business models, marketing and financing. The participants were challenged to develop an idea for social or ecological problems for example in their home countries. They were offered the opportunity to experience to work like a start-up, developing a business model together with a marketing and finance plan and finally pitch their idea in front of a jury. In general the workshop offered a rich learning experience for the SPRING students, opening up the possibility to start an own business that might be solving important social or ecological issues and give them a better perspective for settling in into the working environment after graduating.
To find out more, please click here (article in German).



Conrad Hendrarto visited SPRING



16th November 2017 - Conrad Hendrarto (SPRING Batch 1991/93) from Indonesia visited SPRING Dortmund while attending the UNFCCC COP 23 at Bonn where he delivered a presentation on “Policy of Village Development”.
The current SPRING students could benefit likewise from his presentation and learned about his professional experiences and outstanding career through bridging two generations of the SPRING family.
After graduating from SPRING, Conrad obtained his doctoral Degree in Islamic Economics and Finance from the Trisakti University at Jakarta, Indonesia and is currently working as Expert for the Minister for Regional Development at the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantage Region and Transmigration for the Republic of Indonesia.