Would you like to study topics in Development Planning and Infrastructure Management in two different countries? Then this double degree is the right choice for you.
The Faculty of Spatial Sciences in Groningen and the Department of Regional and City Planning in Bandung combine their strengths in this double degree. The course lasts for twenty-four months. You will spend the first twelve months in Indonesia and the second twelve months in the Netherlands.
The programme is designed to provide individuals and government officials with the professional capability to deal with planning related activities. You will focus on local as well as central levels in both the developed and the developing world. You will be trained to address spatial problems and to tackle complicated situations in an efficient and effective way.
The curriculum focuses on theories in the field of planning, for
example in planning and management of natural resources. In
addition, you will be trained to handle decision-making processes.
Furthermore, this degree will provide you with the skills to
improve and develop infrastructure planning and management in the
context of urban and regional development.
See the website of the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) for more information.
Following the double degree programme was a truly unique experience
Following the double degree programme was a truly unique experience. I got to live in a culture that was very different from my own and study topics in a way that were at times very different from what I was used to, which made the programme all the more interesting. It was an enriching experience and I'm happy to have taken part in this programme.
Doing my masters in Bandung was an unforgettable experience
Doing my masters in Bandung as part of the Double Degree Master in Development Planning and Infrastructure Management, was an unforgettable experience. Not only did I learn a lot from comparing different planning cultures, I also got the chance to be actively involved in planning during my stay in Indonesia. One of the things I learned during this master is that planning in Indonesia can be really challenging but at the same time this is exactly what makes it so interesting.
In addition to the study experience, living in Bandung is great since it is a creative, vibrant city with a lot of young people and many exciting places.