The objective of this course is to provide students with an active learning experience during which they will acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge in the realm of urban planning and design, regional development and urban sociology. The aim of the course is to assist planners, architects, urban designers, civil engineers and human geographers, to understand the concepts, skills, and strategies that are needed in dealing with contemporary cities, i.e. global metropolitan regions faced with increasingly complex challenges as well as opportunities but also converging crises ranging from climate change, economic crisis, urbanization to growing diversity and movement of people. This course aims to develop skills, through various course modules, for addressing metropolitan structural changes and for exploring strategies that will make a difference both at the city and on a regional scale. Both European/Nordic and non-EU (American, African and Asian) situations and cases are studied. An investigation of these will not only address site-scale planning & design issues but also it will cover in depth the broader social, ecological, cultural and political processes that dynamically shape our urban spaces, landscapes, and people’s everyday lives and experiences. The course “Challenges for Metropolitan Urban Regions” sets out to examine the multiple, multifaceted and competing forces that influence the (place) making of contemporary metropolitan cityscapes.
Ax:son Johnson Foundation KTH Scholarships
Aside from KTH's regular scholarships, the Master’s Programme in Urbanism Studies offers one competitive - nominative fellowship and two scholarship tuition waivers to support students’ academic pursuits. Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.The Programme Director and a representative of the Ax:son Johnson Foundation, as well as Director of Studies, will review the applications and select the fellowship recipient and two scholarship tuition waiver holders in late spring 2015. Applicants will be notified whether they have been offered the fellowship/scholarships award by post.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.
Applications need to include three things: letter of intent describing why she/he should be awarded a fellowship/scholarship transcript of grades and copy of the respective candidates’ university diploma/degree one academic letter of recommendation/supportAll these documents should be sent directly to the Programme Director at:KTH – Royal Institute of Technology Att: Dr. Tigran Haas, Director Graduate Studies in Urbanism School of Architecture and the Built Environment Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Plan 1 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden
External scholarships and grants at KTH
Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial support are available from the following organisations and programmes. For information regarding eligibility, application processes and deadlines, we advise applicants to visit the individual websites and use the contact information found there. There is a non-exhaustive selection of the major funding opportunities available in different countries, but we also recommend applicants to look into the possibility of obtaining financial support from other organisations.
There are approximately 30 KTH Scholarships available and the award process is based on academic excellence. Receivers of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory. Additional funding, for example living costs, is not included in the waiver.To be eligible to apply you must be required to pay tuition fees and have applied for a Master's programme at KTH as first priority. Students with a conditional eligibility are eligible to apply for a scholarship. KTH Scholarships are not available for applicants to Erasmus Mundus and EIT Master's programmes.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The selection process will be undertaken in parallel with the selection process for admission to the programme. The scholarship will primarily be granted on the basis of academic excellence. Only applicants who fulfill the eligibility requirements of the programme applied for will be considered for a scholarship. After the applicants has been assessed in accordance to the individual programme's selection process an over all assessment of all recommended applicants for KTH Scholarships will be made based on the following criteria: The applicants grades (GPA or equivalent) The University where the applicants Bachelor's degree was awarded The selection process and the recommendation of the Director of the applied Master's programme
The application opens 1 December 2015 and closes 15 January 2016. When the application is open a link to the online application form will be published here.
This course, even though part of the Masters Program in Urbanism Studies, is open to all International Students (Erasmus) and can be taken as a free standing course and also is appropriate for Science Withour Borders Students (Brasil) and others. Three years of studies in city urban planning, architecture, town planning, urban design or landscape architecture. This course is open to international exchange students.
Recipient: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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