Events


  • Design for Age-Friendly City WorkShop ( 01/01/1970 )
    Design for Age-Friendly City WorkShop

    On the 26th of April 2017, the MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design at Ain Shams University, master program organized a workshop about “Design for age-friendly city” as part of the module, Integrated Research and Design, IRD. For the first time, the master program opened the call for externals to join. The workshop was diversity of different experiences vary from undergraduates, fresh graduates, master students and PhD candidates. The workshop aims to shed a light on the impact of place ...

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  • Call for Application ( 15/05/2017 )
    Call for Application

    Call for Application for the IUSD MSc Program is now open until the 1st of August 2017. For any queries regarding the application or if you're facing any technical problems with the application portal send us an email on iusd@eng.asu.edu.eg You could also check the FAQ on our website.

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  • Building with Earth Workshop ( 30/03/2017 )
    Building with Earth Workshop

    On the 30th of March 2017, the Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design at Ain Shams University (IUSD-Lab Cairo) together with the Egyptian Earth Construction Association (EECA) have organized a three days workshop on Building with Earth. The event was hosted at "Marzouk" farm; a private farm located in Obour City, Cairo; whose owners are interested in organic farming and sustainability, and with human interaction with Earth and mutual learning. The workshop aimed at providing the participants with a practical Hands-on ...

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  • Cultural heritage & Livelihood of Bedouins of South Sinai Workshop (Apply Now) ( 21/10/2017 )
    Cultural heritage & Livelihood of Bedouins of South Sinai Workshop (Apply Now)

      This workshop is coordinated by the University of Lincoln (School of Architecture & Design) UK & Ain Shams University (IUSD Program) Cairo, Egypt. This is a fully funded international research workshop that brings together leading British and Egyptian academics, researchers and innovation sectors to find joint solutions to the challenges facing Egyptian Sustainable Development in South Sinai. The project is an international research collaboration between the Lincoln School of Architecture and Design, UK and Ain Shams University, Egypt; funded by ...

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  • Design for Age-Friendly City WorkShop (Apply Now) ( 26/04/2017 )
    Design for Age-Friendly City WorkShop (Apply Now)

    Urban transformation and intensification processes need to incorporate urban design to maximize the benefits of public spaces. Well-designed public spaces can facilitate the enjoyment of neighbourhood life and better support density of activities, uses and users. In general, slums are characterised by a very limited amount of public space, since land is occupied for residential and private uses, with weak or no provision for public uses. In such contexts, public space is crowded and supports many different activities and functions. ...

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  • Nuweiba Workshop – December 2016 ( 01/12/2016 )
    Nuweiba Workshop – December 2016

    In the first week of December 2016, the IUSD-ASU carried out its annual workshop in Nuweiba, Egypt. This workshop was an intensive one-week module ‘Planning & Design in Practice’ which is part of the IUSD MSc Programme. The workshop offers the students a learning experience which links them to ‘real life’ settings and expose them to different context other than Cairo. The Team was divided to two tracks; urban and architectural both tracks had different approach and output. The output ...

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  • Apply Now for The IUSD M.Sc. Program ( 15/12/2016 )
    Apply Now for The IUSD M.Sc. Program

      The IUSD’s new application period has started !! Apply now for the upcoming programs starting in September 2017. The application deadline for this cycle will be February 15th, 2017, 11:59 pm (CLT). For More info on the available programs & requirements click here. For info on Available Scholarships & Study Fees click here.

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  • IUSD Fourth Intake Graduation Ceremony ( 22/09/2016 )
    IUSD Fourth Intake Graduation Ceremony

    The Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design Masters Programme (IUSD) celebrated the graduation of the fourth cohort on Thursday, the 22nd of September, 2016. The ceremony witnessed the graduation of 14 students from several countries (Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Peru). The graduation ceremony was held under the auspices of Prof. Dr Mohamed Ayman Ashour, Dean of Faculty of Engineering - Ain Shams University, at Palestine Hall in the Faculty of Engineering - Ain Shams University, Cairo. The ceremony was ...

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  • Apply Now for The IUSD M.Sc. Program ( 15/05/2016 )
    Apply Now for The IUSD M.Sc. Program

      The IUSD's new application period is now open !! The new application cycle is from 15th May to 15th July 2016.   For More info on the program & requirements click here.  For info on Available Scholarships & Study Fees click here.   In case you have any further questions considering the IUSD Masters program, contact us via iusd@eng.asu.edu.eg.

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  • Forgotten Spaces Kickoff Workshop ( 15/01/2016 )
    Forgotten Spaces Kickoff Workshop

    This workshop is part of the Integrated Case Study (ICS) module activities for the 4th intake of the IUSD MSc Program. Forgotten Spaces Project official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheForgottenSpaces     Workshop objectives: Prioritizing the needs resulted from the kids workshop held earlier Spatial organization of the prioritized actions Connecting the NGOs and the residents with the entity of Forgotten Spaces Location: Forgotten Space I Date: Friday 15.1.2016 Duration: 5 hours (1:00 – 6:00 Pm) Targeted Groups: NGOs + Residents in Istabl Antar ...

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  • IUSD @ GAMP 4th Strategic Meeting ( 15/11/2015 )
    IUSD @ GAMP 4th Strategic Meeting

    The GAMP 4th network strategy meeting took place in Bonn between 15th & 16th November. DAAD and GIZ  facilitated this meeting with the GAMP representatives at the universities in Germany, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan. Representatives of all five members of GAMP (German-Arab Master's Programmes) were present at the meeting including program directors, coordinator & Alumni representatives. The various programs presented their current status to the plenary with an assessment on what has been achieved so far. The GAMP Alumni Representatives ...

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  • IUSD in Engagement Weltweit 2015 ( 14/11/2015 )
    IUSD in Engagement Weltweit 2015

    The IUSD participated on this year's "Engagement Weltweit/Commitment to one world 2015", Germany’s only  professional fair on working in development cooperation that took place in Bonn on Saturday 14th November. IUSD presented in the fair the M.Sc. Study program to interested professionals & possible applicants in the year to come. @IUSD booth a selection of printed materials was presented including; Case Study reports, M.Sc. abstract booklet, flyers & various IUSD mementos.    

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  • IUSD PR Movie ( 16/06/2015 )

    We proudly announce our latest  IUSD PR movie that has been uploaded to our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

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  • IUSD Third Intake Graduation ( 17/09/2015 )
    IUSD Third Intake Graduation

    The Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design Masters Programme (IUSD) celebrated the graduation of its third cohort on Thursday, the 17th of September, 2015. The ceremony witnessed the graduation of 17 students from several countries (Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Tunisia). The ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr Hussein Eissa, President of Ain Shams University, at Al-Zaafarana Palace in Ain Shams University, Cairo. It was honored by the presence of Prof. Dr. Youhansen Eid, President of the National ...

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  • GABAKHANA FESTIVAL ( 13/01/2015 )
    GABAKHANA FESTIVAL

    Activation Project of Istabl Antar Place: Istabl Antr, Ezbet Khairallah in front of the Gabakhana. Date: Saturday 17th January 2015, 10:00am - 06:00pm.  

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  • The application portal is open! ( 15/12/2014 )
    The application portal is open!

    The new application period started. Apply now for the upcoming program starting in September 2015. Online portal Ain Shams University Online portal University of Stuttgart The application deadline will be February 15th, 2015. In case you have any further questions considering the IUSD Masters program, which cannot be answered by this website, contact us via iusd@eng.asu.edu.eg.  

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  • IUSD at the Urban Thinkers Campus ( 04/11/2014 )
    IUSD at the Urban Thinkers Campus

    IUSD joined the Urban Thinkers Campus in Caserta, Italy. In preparation to Habitat III in 2016 to formulate a „New Urban Agenda“, the Campus was coordinated by UNHABITAT. The meeting gathered practitioners, academia, civil society to reflect on a consensus document „The City We Need“ (Initiated by the „World Urban Campaign“) a global coalition by urban stakeholders. Within the Urban Thinkers Session 7 on „The Role of Capacity Development in the new urban Agenda“ Franziska Laue, from the IUSD team ...

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  • LECTURE 06 AHMED DORGHAMY ( 16/10/2014 )
    LECTURE 06 AHMED DORGHAMY

    IUSD is happy to welcome Ahmed Dorghamy on 21st October for an IUSD lecture on "Sustainable Mobility and Paratransit in Greater Cairo" in Labor 8 at 5.00 p.m. The event will be videoconferences to Cairo.  

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  • New Yearbook 2013/2014 ( 10/10/2014 )

    We are happy to announce the new publication of the Yearbook 2013/2014. The yearbook presents an overview of the rich experiences and results of the MSc IUSD program of the last year, including selected activities, projects and papers that were produced by the students during their first year in Stuttgart (part 1) and by the students in the second year in Tunis and in different locations for their master thesis research (part 2). We wish you a pleasent reading.  

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  • IUSD 2nd Intake Graduation Ceremony ( 02/10/2014 )
    IUSD 2nd Intake Graduation Ceremony

      The Graduation Ceremony of IUSD's 2nd Intake took place, on Thursday 15th of September from 6:30 pm till 8:00 pm. The Ceremony took place in the Fabulous "El-Genina Theatre" at Al-Azhar Park, Cairo, Egypt. 20 Students of the 2nd Intake Celebrated the finalization of their two year study program along with their ASU & USTUTT Staff, family and friends and IUSD Alumni. The Ceremony was attended by the ASU President, Egyptian Ministers, German Officials and Civil society Representatives.  

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  • Orientation weeks in Cairo ( 02/10/2014 )
    Orientation weeks in Cairo

    Following the common tradition between Ain Shams University and Stuttgart University, the IUSD team in Cairo organized an interesting program for the students of the third IUSD intake who are starting their second year in Cairo.     The Orientation weeks is the Cairo version of the Introductory weeks in Stuttgart, where the students tend to know more about their new city Cairo as well as other important aspects of living in Cairo and in Egypt. The program included, among ...

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  • Updated YouTube Channel! ( 29/09/2014 )
    Updated YouTube Channel!

    We just updated our Youtube Channel „IUSDmsc“ with the latest IUSD Monday lectures. Please click here - or simply use the YouTube symbol on the left side - to get some impressions.  

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  • Uncharted Territories ( 29/09/2014 )
    Uncharted Territories

    We cordially invite you to the following event: "Uncharted Territories - Landschaftsarchitektur in fremder Umgebung" at the Leibniz University Hannover. It will be a panel debate between Prof. Udine Giseke (TU Berlin), Prof. Regine Keller (TU München), Prof. Antje Stokman (Uni Stuttgart) and Prof. Christian Werthmann (Uni Hannover). It will be moderated by Andres Lepik (Architektur Museum München) The panel debate will be held in German. 24. October 2014 – Time: 11:00 am The event takes place at the Leibniz ...

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  • Welcome IUSD IV! ( 02/09/2014 )

    As the IUSD Master students of Intake IV are arriving in Stuttgart, we would like to say a warm-hearted WELCOME! We are very happy to have you here and are also excited to start our introduction weeks with many joint actions and enriching experiences. We already would like to announce the official welcoming event with professors and staff, which will take place on the 9th of september from 6 to 7 p.m. in the room "Labor 8" (K1, 8th floor).

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  • International Summer School - ISLAND OF DJERBA (TUNISIA) ( 03/10/2014 )
    International Summer School - ISLAND OF DJERBA (TUNISIA)

    Application until 23.07.2014 Open for Bachelor/Master students of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Stuttgart. „Towards a Sustainable Development of the Littoral Coast in Tunisia, Case study of: LELLA HADHRIA Lagoon, Island of Djerba“ - Landscape, Tourism and Integrated Coa­stal Management - The Island of Djerba is a specific example of a human community adapting to its environment and has been recognised by the UNESCO as „Patrimony of Humani­ty“ just recently. Since the 1960’s the island has been witnessing intensive ...

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  • Successful accreditation ( 10/11/2014 )
    Successful accreditation

    The quality of IUSD MSc. program is successfully tested in an accreditation process. Further information on study programmes with the quality seal of the Accreditation Council and central database  

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  • IUSD SALON: ALUMNI TALK ( 16/10/2014 )
    IUSD SALON: ALUMNI TALK

    IUSD is happy to welcome Ahmed Dorghamy on 21st October for an IUSD lecture on "Sustainable Mobility and Paratransit in Greater Cairo" in Labor 8 at 5.00 p.m. The event will be videoconferences to Cairo.  

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  • LECTURE 06 AHMED DORGHAMY ( 16/07/2014 )
    LECTURE 06 AHMED DORGHAMY

    Cordially invites you to: An Open Presentation and Discussion of experiences of the MSc Integrated Urbanism & Sustainable Design Alumni Venue: Seminarroom 9.06 Faculty Building (K1) ,Keplerstraße, 11, 70174, Stuttgart IUSD Video conferencing hall – 1 El Sarayat street- Abdo Pasha square, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture Building – Ground floor, Cairo. Graduates from the first intake 2011 will talk about where they came from study, work experience, why they decided to join IUSD and where it took them. The event ...

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  • MONDAY LECTURE 05 MICHEL SAMAHA (Lebanese University, Beirut) ( 04/07/2014 )

    Our next and final Monday Lecture ML05 by Michel Samaha, will deal with the challenges in planning in the context of rehabilitation ofhistiric city centres in Lebanon - the case of Saida. Michel will join us via skype. For our friends outside of Stuttgart, we will provide the video via our youtube channel soon. Yalla, same time (2pm), same place (Labor 8)!!! in Stuttgart    

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  • IUSD SALON: ALUMNI TALK ( 16/10/2014 )
    IUSD SALON: ALUMNI TALK

    IUSD is happy to welcome Ahmed Dorghamy on 21st October for an IUSD lecture on "Sustainable Mobility and Paratransit in Greater Cairo" in Labor 8 at 5.00 p.m. The event will be videoconferences to Cairo.  

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  • 4th IUSD Monday Lecture 2pm Uni Stuttgart Room 8.06 ( 07/07/2014 )
    4th IUSD Monday Lecture 2pm Uni Stuttgart Room 8.06

    The team from the international MSc Program "Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design" (IUSD) at University of Stuttgart and AinShams University Cairo gladly invites you to our 4th Monday Lecture. This time Bernd Hörmann will be talking about his "Experiences in the field of environment, sustainable development and climate change in the UK - from NGO to local government". Content: Bernd Hörmann will be presenting on his experience as a university graduate struggling to get that ‘first job’ in a career ...

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  • Invitation to our latest IUSD Monday Lecture ML 03|2014 ( 16/06/2014 )
    Invitation to our latest IUSD Monday Lecture ML 03|2014

    We gladly announce our next IUSD Monday Lecture taking place in Stuttgart next Monday, 16 June at 2.00 p.m. in room 8.06, aka Labor 8. Berlin based architect and planner Thomas Stellmach from Uberbau will present „reality bites“ taken from his work experience in different cultural contexts – from Iraq to Russia. Date: 16. 06. 2014 Place: Labor 8 (Room 08.06) Time: 02.00 p.m.  

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  • Guest lecture by Camillo Boano ( 03/06/2014 )
    Guest lecture by Camillo Boano

    "The Production of Recovery Space: Architecture and Reconstruction Challenges". The students of IUSD Intake III have the pleasure to invite Prof. Camillo Boano (UCL) for a lecture in Stuttgart (as part of the Monday Lecture Series), this Tuesday. He will give his lecture within the frame of the seminar "War Destruction & Reconstruction". Date: 03.06. 2014 Place: Labor 8 (Room 08.06) Time: 11.00 a.m.  

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  • IUSD at the Berlin Module ( 26/05/2014 )
    IUSD at the Berlin Module

    The third intake of the IUSD program joined the other German-Arab Master Program Students (GAMP) in Berlin last week for the so called "Berlin Module". Due to the ongoing and political and social reform processes in several Arab countries, the module is emphasizing on the interplay of institutions and organizations. During this one week, the participants will study the process of changing rules and regulations, based on practical examples, presented by actors in the German governance system on three different ...

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  • IUSD joins AGEP ( 11/05/2014 )

    We gladly announce that IUSD is now part of AGEP, the “German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with Special Relevance to Developing Countries” after joining the biannual meeting of AGEP, held in Stuttgart on 25 April 2014. Its formal application has been unanimously assented by all association members. This gives IUSD the opportunity for mutual events and teaching activities within Germany. We are looking forward to an enriching collaboration and exchange with other international Master programs. Furthermore, the new AGEP homepage ...

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  • IUSD Monday Lecture Series ML 2|2014 ( 28/04/2014 )
    IUSD Monday Lecture Series ML 2|2014

    We gladly announce our next IUSD Monday Lecture taking place in Stuttgart next Monday, 28 April at 2.00 p.m. in room 8.06 (transferred to Cairo via VC). ML2 28 April 2014 Hilmar von Lojewski (Deutscher Städtetag, Berlin) TITEL: TRANSFORMATION OF THE CITY THROUGH TRANSFORMATION OF THE STRATEGIES  

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  • USD IV application process ( 26/03/2014 )

    We are happy to announce that we never had this amount of applicants as this year! Especially the opening to all nationalities is really interesting for the IUSD program. We are still in the middle of the selection process and will probably announce the results in the first two weeks of April!

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  • Launching our latest IUSD Monday Lecture Series ML|2014 ( 14/04/2014 )
    Launching our latest IUSD Monday Lecture Series ML|2014

    We gladly announce our next IUSD Monday Lecture taking place in Stuttgart next Monday, 14 April at 2.00 p.m. in room 8.06 (transferred to Cairo via VC). ML1 14 April 2014 Ebba Augustin (SAANED for Development and Philanthropy Advisory) TITEL: STRATEGIC PLANNING IN THE ARAB REGION The lecturer will be Ebba Augustin (see CV on the poster) presenting an analysis of her experience in developing and accompanying strategic planning processes in the Mashreq and Maghreb countries. Her experience covers work ...

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  • Our first IUSD Salon ( 07/04/2014 )
    Our first IUSD Salon

    IUSD is happy to announce its first IUSD Salon, organized by the colleagues from IUSD Ain Shams. From 6.00 to 9.00 p.m., experts and practitioners will discuss around the subject of "Water Sensitive Landscape Design". It will take place on 7 April in the premises of Ain Shams University (IUSD VC room) and transferred via videoconferencing into IUSD Stuttgart's Labor 8. We are looking forward to a lively discussion among all our expert guests and interested listeners.  

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  • IUSD attending a workshop on the occasion of the Africa Days of the BMBF in Berlin ( 23/03/2014 )
    IUSD attending a workshop on the occasion of the Africa Days of the BMBF in Berlin

    On 16-18 March 2014, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) held a workshop in Berlin, called “Africa Days of the BMBF”. On this occasion several hundred international experts and representatives from universities, research centers and donor organizations discussed current and future activities to strengthen the German-African Cooperation in Education and Research. The event was structured into four parallel workshops tackling climate change, health, bioeconomy, and transformation.  

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  • IUSD III goes GIZ ( 24/01/2014 )
    IUSD III goes GIZ

    The IUSD students of the third intake were participating actively at the GIZ Hochschultag at the German headquarter of the GIZ in Eschborn with students from international Master programs in the field of development. The GIZ introduced itself as potential employer and gave examples of it's work in the Urban Fields all over the world. After the presentations, the students were joining several group discussions around the topic of urban development.

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