European Master Transforming City Regions

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The European Master of Science programme TRANSFORMING CITY REGIONS (TCR) is a unique, interdisciplinary Master programme with a strong focus on European territorial development. It was launched in October 2019 and is one of the few programmes designed anew at RWTH Aachen University. The programme is taught in English and was designed to respond to environmental, social, technological, and economic challenges, which evolving European cities and regions are facing. 

The programme focuses on project-and-design-oriented education and it integrates many disciplines in order to educate professionals being able to respond to European territorial challenges. Graduates are equipped with not only recent and solid knowledge but also with tools and methodologies that will help them face problems of changing European cities and regions. The engineering and design-oriented profile of the graduates, despite clear interdisciplinary orientation, is deeply rooted in the tradition of the Faculty of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University, which also gives a strong identity to the programme.

Goals and Competences

  • Profound multidisciplinary knowledge
  • Scientific and solution-oriented attitude
  • Analysis of complex urban problems and systems
  • In-depth understanding of changing urban and regional structure
  • Advanced methodological tools and techniques
  • Communication of urban concepts, ideas and policies to a larger public

We welcome applicants, from the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape planning, civil engineering, geography, among others, who wish to deal with advanced concepts and strategies in urban design and development on a neighbourhood, city and regional scale.