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Monday, 11. December 2017

Notes & Dates

International Planning Sessions Winter 2017/18:
19.12.2017: Dr Anna Mazzolini


Christmas Break: 25.12.2017-05.01.2018


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



Welcome to SPRING!

International Joint Master of Science Regional Development Planning and Management


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

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.

SPRING Global Network Meeting 2017

November 2017 - From Nov. 06 to 10 the annual SPRING Network Meeting took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
All partner universities had sent their representatives Dr. Felix Fuders (UACh), Carmeli Marie C. Chaves (UP-SURP), Dr. Eric Oduro-Ofori (KNUST) and Dr. Anne Weber (TU Do). Dr. Fredrick Bwire Magina (ARU) represented the host partner.
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 Lidia Aouba, representative of DAAD Bonn.
In the following three days the SPRING network participants discussed SPRING internals, met their colleagues of the School of Urban and Regional Planning and visited the Makumbusho Village and on-going and completed development projects in Dar es Salaam City particularly Dar es Salaam Harbour, Kigamboni Bridge, Magogoni Ferry and Magogoni Fish market.

Cross-Cultural Training for 2017/18 SPRING Students

On 21st and 22nd October 2017, a Cross Cultural Training was organized and facilitated by SPRING with funding support from DAAD. The two-day workshop took place to increase cross-cultural awareness, and mutual respect among the current batch of SPRING students from from Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America. During the training, participants gained a better understanding of the concept of culture and its impacts on their personal views, beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors. Participants worked in sub-groups on exercises aimed at forging a group identity and establishing a good basis for working and living together in the coming year. At the end of the second day sessions, the SPRING batch 2017/18 unanimously adopted the name “SPRING SQUAD” and the motto “Unity in Diversity”. After the weekend, the students felt well equipped with socio-cultural ethics and the required skills to deal with cultural experiences and contrasts during their stay in Dortmund and Germany overall.