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Teaching and Learning Methods

The Urban Development program is divided into a three semester study period, complemented by a fourth semester in which students write their Master’s thesis. The first and third semesters take place in El Gouna, Egypt, while the second semester is hold in Berlin, Germany. The location of the fourth semester is open to the students's individual coice.

The courses consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, exercises and integrated projects. The integrated projects form the backbone of the study program: on the basis of real cases, interdisciplinary teams are put together to find solutions for the development of complex topics in the field of urban development. The project work includes site visits (excursions), enquiry sessions, moderated group discussions, teamwork and study and mediation workshops. The participants  gain professional experience through studying, while developing their social and intercultural skills at the same time. The students' performance is assessed through course work, examinations and a final dissertation report (Master’s thesis).



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