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Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

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The Master opens up a wide field of potential careers in both the public domain and the private sectors. Our graduates:

  • Work in Governments: as policy advisors at international, national, provincial and local offices in charge of spatial planning, transportation or water management.
  • Work in Consultancy: as project managers national and international firms in engineering, design and sustainability.
  • Start their own business or go into research.

Check out personal stories of alumni in our  brochure .

How we boost your future career

We support you in developing a rich set of tools as well as a reflexive attitude that allows you to create innovative solutions for sustainability and resilience of cities and regions. We do so in various ways:

  1. Strategic partnerships with organizations in planning practice: National Agency on Public Works and Water ManagementWitteveen+Bos Engineering and ConsultancyRoyal HaskoningDHVEngineering, design and project management
  2. Guest lectures, field trips and workshops embedded in the course
  3. 3x per year 'A day in planning practice', with company visits
  4. Excursions and 'Meet-alumni' events organised by our student organizations
  5. 2x per year the Graduate Research Day. A networking event to meet future employers

Check out our Roadmap on exploring planning practice & the labour market.

Throughout the year we offer support for practical career preparation and employability skills. Workshops are given about leadership, job interviews and how to present yourself. These Career Services are provided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services.

The Master opens up a wide field of potential careers in both the public domain and the private sectors. Our graduates:

  • Work in Governments: as policy advisors at international, national, provincial and local offices in charge of spatial planning, transportation or water management.
  • Work in Consultancy: as project managers national and international firms in engineering, design and sustainability.
  • Start their own business or go into research.

Check out personal stories of alumni in our  brochure .

How we boost your future career

We support you in developing a rich set of tools as well as a reflexive attitude that allows you to create innovative solutions for sustainability and resilience of cities and regions. We do so in various ways:

  1. Strategic partnerships with organizations in planning practice: National Agency on Public Works and Water ManagementWitteveen+Bos Engineering and ConsultancyRoyal HaskoningDHVEngineering, design and project management
  2. Guest lectures, field trips and workshops embedded in the course
  3. 3x per year 'A day in planning practice', with company visits
  4. Excursions and 'Meet-alumni' events organised by our student organizations
  5. 2x per year the Graduate Research Day. A networking event to meet future employers

Check out our Roadmap on exploring planning practice & the labour market.

Throughout the year we offer support for practical career preparation and employability skills. Workshops are given about leadership, job interviews and how to present yourself. These Career Services are provided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services.

See where our alumni end up in this infographic

  • Testimonial van Eyal Bigal

    Taking part in this programme was a life-changing experience

    I joined the MSc programme in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning as part of the international Double Degree MSc Water and Coastal Management.

    Taking part in this programme was a life-changing experience; as an Israeli with academic experience in the (very different) field of marine biology, I explored the depths of social sciences for the very first time. Furthermore, I was able to get a great taste of life in one of Europe's best student cities. Looking back, I can say that my year at the University of Groningen was a great leap in terms of my ability to deal with complex systems that have a human component, such as my very own home turf, the marine environment. Such experiences are, in my opinion, the foundation for bridging the cultural and scientific gaps that are most pressing on our common, global agenda.

    Eyal Bigal finished the MSc programme in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning in 2016. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Haifa, Israel. 

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    – Eyal Bigal
  • Testimonial van Fabiana Aguilera Yambay

    The Master's in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning gave me the knowledge and tools I needed to make better decisions from a broader insight

    Our job as planners is to asses and create innovative solutions from a deeper understanding of the problem, taking into account the different stakeholders to reach consensus.

    The Master’s in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning gave me the knowledge and tools I needed to make better decisions from a broader insight, especially when dealing with complex situations and projects. The professionalism of the teaching staff is very high, and it challenged me to always do and give my best. Currently I am working at a Government Ministry, and I am applying all the knowledge I have acquired, putting them into practice by developing sustainable projects, and creating new policies for my country.

     Fabiana Aguilera Yambay obtained her degree of MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen in 2015. She is currently working as an urbanist at the Ministry of Housing in her home country, Paraguay.

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    – Fabiana Aguilera Yambay
  • Testimonial van María Constanza Almeida

    My Master's degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning has definitely opened many doors within the working environment of my city

    The Master's in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning is a challenging and motivating program for planners who, like myself, aim to contribute towards creating better places to live in, hence, more habitable and sustainable cities.

    Moreover, it encompasses accurate planning concepts, tools and knowledge to solve the many difficulties our cities experience. I was captivated by the passion by which the professors educate the students, and in the way they develop an increased interest and understanding in different aspects of urban planning. Being a RUG student, I have broadened my knowledge and skills as a planner. In particular, I have realized the importance of holistic bottom-up approaches, involving all the parties linked to a program or project, who stand to be affected either in a positive or negative way. Personally, I have enjoyed my stay in Groningen and I met amazing people. My Master’s degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning has definitely opened many doors within the working environment of my city.

    María Constanza Almeida is currently working as Architect at Ministry of Industry in the region of  Corrientes, Argentina. She obtained her Master’s degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning in 2015

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    – María Constanza Almeida
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Master Environmental and Infrastructure Planning (EIP)

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Ward Rauws

    9 minute lecture on the future of city planning

    – Ward Rauws
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