Who are the Partner Universities?

The Masters Program will be jointly developed, managed and accredited by the Universities of Stuttgart and Ain Shams (Cairo).  The two universities enjoy a long-standing and successful academic collaboration and a number of joint research activities. This includes an intensive exchange between Stuttgart University’s Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology (ILPÖ) and the Urban Planning Department of Ain Shams University in Cairo in the context of the EU Tempus project «Curriculum for Environmental Impact Assessment Courses (CEIAC)», which has been running since 2007. Stuttgart’s Urban Planning Institute has organized a number of bilateral colloquia on a range of topics, including most recently the «Strategic Planning + Sustainable Urban Development» colloquium in April 2009 in Cairo und in July 2009 in Stuttgart, which provided a platform for exchange between participants from both universities as well as from both municipal authorities and other institutions. Further collaboration between the universities, local authorities and industry in Egypt were funded under the auspices of the city partnership between Stuttgart and Cairo, which was founded in 1979.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The installation of the IUSD program is supported by DAAD through:
• Providing up to 30 study grants to applicants from Germany, Egypt and MENA countries (see also section Application)
• Extracurricular workshops and summer schools in Germany and Egypt open to IUSD students
• Installation of state-of-the-art CAD and GIS equipment and video conferencing facilities to benefit students of IUSD at Stuttgart University and Ain Shams University.
• Travel grants and staff mobility between Stuttgart and Cairo to ensure close cooperation of both universities throughout the Masters Program.
• (2011-2016) via The GAMP network (German-Arab Masters Programs).
• The AGEP network (German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries)

External Partners

The Masters Program will aim to forge strong links between the academic partners and a wide range of external partners including governmental bodies, professional associations, key actors from the German development cooperation, ongoing international research activities and industry. External partners will be involved not only in the concept development phase (identification of teaching priorities); they will also be included in the teaching curriculum through lecture and presentations or host integrated design exercises and the Masters Thesis (see info on planned curriculum below). In this way, students will benefit both from a strong practice focus and also from potential career integration of graduates on completion of the Masters program.

 

• German Federal Ministry of Education and Research—BMBF 
• German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development—BMZ 
• Egypt Ministry of Higher Education and State for Scientific Research—MoHE
• Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Cairo
• General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), Cairo
• The German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries (AGEP)
• City of Stuttgart 
• UN-Habitat, Cairo 
• Center for the Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), Cairo
• Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Cairo 
• German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen) —DGNB, Stuttgart
• Transsolar Klima Engineering
• Verband Region Stuttgart

Our Partners


Who are the Partner Universities?

The Masters Program will be jointly developed, managed and accredited by the Universities of Stuttgart and Ain Shams (Cairo).  The two universities enjoy a long-standing and successful academic collaboration and a number of joint research activities. This includes an intensive exchange between Stuttgart University’s Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology (ILPÖ) and the Urban Planning Department of Ain Shams University in Cairo in the context of the EU Tempus project «Curriculum for Environmental Impact Assessment Courses (CEIAC)», which has been running since 2007. Stuttgart’s Urban Planning Institute has organized a number of bilateral colloquia on a range of topics, including most recently the «Strategic Planning + Sustainable Urban Development» colloquium in April 2009 in Cairo und in July 2009 in Stuttgart, which provided a platform for exchange between participants from both universities as well as from both municipal authorities and other institutions. Further collaboration between the universities, local authorities and industry in Egypt were funded under the auspices of the city partnership between Stuttgart and Cairo, which was founded in 1979.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The installation of the IUSD program is supported by DAAD through:
• Providing up to 30 study grants to applicants from Germany, Egypt and MENA countries (see also section Application)
• Extracurricular workshops and summer schools in Germany and Egypt open to IUSD students
• Installation of state-of-the-art CAD and GIS equipment and video conferencing facilities to benefit students of IUSD at Stuttgart University and Ain Shams University.
• Travel grants and staff mobility between Stuttgart and Cairo to ensure close cooperation of both universities throughout the Masters Program.
• (2011-2016) via The GAMP network (German-Arab Masters Programs).
• The AGEP network (German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries)

External Partners

The Masters Program will aim to forge strong links between the academic partners and a wide range of external partners including governmental bodies, professional associations, key actors from the German development cooperation, ongoing international research activities and industry. External partners will be involved not only in the concept development phase (identification of teaching priorities); they will also be included in the teaching curriculum through lecture and presentations or host integrated design exercises and the Masters Thesis (see info on planned curriculum below). In this way, students will benefit both from a strong practice focus and also from potential career integration of graduates on completion of the Masters program.

 

• German Federal Ministry of Education and Research—BMBF 
• German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development—BMZ 
• Egypt Ministry of Higher Education and State for Scientific Research—MoHE
• Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Cairo
• General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), Cairo
• The German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries (AGEP)
• City of Stuttgart 
• UN-Habitat, Cairo 
• Center for the Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), Cairo
• Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Cairo 
• German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen) —DGNB, Stuttgart
• Transsolar Klima Engineering
• Verband Region Stuttgart
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