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Thursday, 16. August 2018

Notes & Dates

Lecture Free Time
20.07.2018 - 07.10.2018


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



Welcome to SPRING!

International Joint Master of Science Regional Development Planning and Management


Two scholarships for SPRING Graduates at UN Organisations

As part of the Carlo-Schmidt-Programme the DAAD grants scholarships for internships at UN organisations to professionally excellent postgraduates. The programme is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

This year, just as last two years, two of three submitted applications from SPRING Alumni convinced the selection panel. The SPRING graduate Dilara Arif from Bangladesh and the Guatemalan Maximiliano Flores de Leon will start in September for their 6 months internships at the ILO Evaluation Office in Geneva (Switzerland) and the UNESCO Office of the pacific states in Apia (Samoa).

Final examinations at the SPRING universities

From May to July, the final examinations took place at the SPRING partner universities in Chile, the Philippines, Ghana and Tanzania. For the Master thesis defences, representatives from Dortmund travelled to the partner universities as external examiners: Dr. Anne Weber attended the examinations in Chile, Dr. Wolfgang Scholz in the Philippines and Dr. Genet Alem in Tanzania. All 14 students successfully completed the M.Sc. programme SPRING. We congratulate all students of the Batch 2015-2017 on their Master’s degree!

The picture shows the students graduated from Universidad Austral de Chile.

Gilbert Chilinde visited SPRING

June 2018 – Gilbert Chilinde (Batch 2009/11) from Malawi has visited SPRING while attending the “PhD proposal development” workshop offered by the research project GOLAREA - Governance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa and the annual conference of TRIALOG 2018 on “Resilient Urban Development versus the Right to the City?”

After graduating from SPRING in 2011 Gilbert Chilinde went back to Malawi to work for The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development as Physical Planner and two years later as Principal Physical Planning Officer. Since 2014 he joined the Faculty of Built Environment of University of Malawi – The Polytechnic as lecturer for Physical Planning.

SPRING Party 2018

On May 4th, 2018 the SPRING students celebrated the annual SPRING Party. They impressed their invited guests with a traditional diner composed of dishes from their home countries and an entertaining video reflecting students’ life in academia. Inspiring conversations and dancing concluded the reveling evening.