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Wednesday, 15. August 2018

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Lecture Free Time
20.07.2018 - 07.10.2018


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





SPRING – Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies
The SPRING programme is a two-year course offered by an international university network:

1st year 

2nd year

KNUST is the only university where the entire two-year SPRING Programme is offered.

Degree / certificate awarded (depending on 2nd year destination)

  • Master of Science (Urban Planning and Management) for Ardhi students
  • Master of Science (Regional Development Planning ) for SURP students
  • Master of Science (Regional Development Planning and Management) for UACH students
  • Master of Science (Development Planning and Management) for KNUST students

Programme start
Mid-October (German language course starts at the beginning of September)

Course duration
24 months

Language of instruction

Study focus
In order to reduce regional disparities, governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America have initiated new regional development strategies based on national decentralisation policies. The management of the new decentralised administrative units (districts, regions or municipalities), however, is rarely commensurate with the new requirements.

Planners are increasingly challenged to overcome the boundaries between administrative sectors and bridge the gap between formulating a plan and implementing a programme. New qualifications are required, ranging from planning competence to management skills, i.e. to make programmes operational with respect to financial requirements and restrictions or to moderate participatory processes.

SPRING places its emphasis on development management at an intermediate level (e.g. district) between macro-regional and community-based planning.

Special services
Orientation support (e.g. pick-up from the main trainstation in Dortmund, introduction to transport system, registry offices, etc.)  is provided upon arrival to Germany.

The TU Dortmund University, an academic entity with more than 22.000 students combines academic tradition with high-quality teaching. Consistent with its mission, the University has been developing innovative programmes with a focus on new teaching approaches and research contents since 1968. The Faculty of Spatial Planning of the Dortmund University of Technology, the first and largest planning school in Germany, initiated the SPRING programme in 1984.