The EMSDP is an integrated advanced teaching programme for post-graduate students, researchers and practitioners in spatial planning. The main goal is to explore spatial transformation processes and the way several disciplines are providing interdiscipli
- Leuven, Belgium
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year
- Program Description:
- The European Module on Spatial Development Planning is an intensive post-graduate programme offered at the KU Leuven to students, researchers and practitioners who share a planning philosophy oriented to serve progress in society. The Module adopts a pluralist approach, both in analytical focus and planning methodology, but is strongly anchored to principles of equity and sustainability.
The programme provides structured teaching, a series of self-standing seminars, and personalised tutoring on ongoing research. It lasts three months (from the beginning of March to the end of May) and presupposes residency in order to ensure the required intensive attendance. It is a unique opportunity to deepen or refresh the participants' academic and empirical knowledge and to enhance their ongoing research.
The programme is organised by the Faculty of Engineering in association with the European Spatial Development Planning (ESDP) network (20 partners across Europe).
The course lasts three months, from the beginning of March to the end of May of each Academic Year. It involves full-time attendance and, therefore, presupposes students' residency. At their request, students can stay an additional month to do tutored research.
The EMSDP is an integrated advanced teaching programme for post-graduate students, researchers and practitioners in spatial planning. The main goal is to explore spatial transformation processes and the way several disciplines are providing interdisciplinary insights into spatial issues. Due to the wide cooperation with international academic partners, the EMSDP is tightly related to the ongoing international debates and research activities. At the same time, it keeps an eye to the past in order to understand evolutions in the field and the way spatial dynamics have been addressed.
In 2011 the EMSDP received the AESOP-Association of European Schools of Planning Prize for teaching excellence.
- Setting Description:
- KU Leuven is an autonomous university. It was founded in 1425. It was born of and has grown within the Catholic tradition. From its Christian view of the world and the human, KU Leuven endeavours to be a place for open discussion of social, philosophical and ethical issues and a critical centre of reflection in and for the Catholic community. KU Leuven offers its students an academic education based on high-level research, with the aim of preparing them to assume their social responsibilities. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research. It is strongly inter- and multidisciplinary in focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, KU Leuven works together actively with its research partners at home and abroad. KU Leuven encourages personal initiative and critical reflection in a culture of idea exchange, cooperation, solidarity and academic freedom. It pursues a proactive diversity pol
- 1750 EUR