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Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

Opbouw programma

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Comparative Research and Planning Practice (5 EC)
EIP: Interactive Workshop (5 EC)
Planning Theory (5 EC)
Master's Thesis EIP (20 EC)
Dilemmas in Infrastructure Planning (5 EC)
Planning Methods and Evaluation/Project and Programme Management/other elective in semester 1b (5 EC)
Reinventing Environmental Planning (5 EC)
Transitions in Water Management (5 EC)
Professional Developm/other elective in semester 2b (5 EC)

For more information about the courses in this programme, please visit http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-master-environmental-infrastructure-planning. If you are looking for a 2 year master, we offer two Double Degree programmes: Development Planning and Infrastructure Management (with ITB Bandung, Indonesia) and Water and Coastal Management (with University of Oldenburg, Germany). Please visit https://www.rug.nl/frw/programmes-spatial-sciences to find the programme info.

For more information about the courses in this programme, please visit http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-master-environmental-infrastructure-planning. If you are looking for a 2 year master, we offer two Double Degree programmes: Development Planning and Infrastructure Management (with ITB Bandung, Indonesia) and Water and Coastal Management (with University of Oldenburg, Germany). Please visit https://www.rug.nl/frw/programmes-spatial-sciences to find the programme info.

Studeren in het buitenland

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Waarom in Groningen?
  • Urban areas and issues of infrastructure, environment and water;
  • Thinking (policy strategies) and doing (practical work on projects and plans);
  • Compare international theory and practice;
  • Program linked to international (e.g., AESOP) and national (e.g., Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment) institutes;
  • Groningen offers a wide range of English-language course options and facilities;
  • Optional: double degree programs (e.g. Bandung, Indonesia and Oldenburg, Germany).
  • Urban areas and issues of infrastructure, environment and water;
  • Thinking (policy strategies) and doing (practical work on projects and plans);
  • Compare international theory and practice;
  • Program linked to international (e.g., AESOP) and national (e.g., Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment) institutes;
  • Groningen offers a wide range of English-language course options and facilities;
  • Optional: double degree programs (e.g. Bandung, Indonesia and Oldenburg, Germany).
  • The programme facilitates community building and commitment to enhance performance (through structural feedback, excursions, and introductory activities);
  • The international composition of the student group is used to enrich debate and assignment work;
  • The programme facilitates students in the establishment and enhancement of their own interest agenda's (in assignments, presentations and thesis), and participate in on-going research projects at the department, through individual guidance.
  • The programme facilitates community building and commitment to enhance performance (through structural feedback, excursions, and introductory activities);
  • The international composition of the student group is used to enrich debate and assignment work;
  • The programme facilitates students in the establishment and enhancement of their own interest agenda's (in assignments, presentations and thesis), and participate in on-going research projects at the department, through individual guidance.
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Master Environmental and Infrastructure Planning (EIP)

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • 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 Ward Rauws

    9 minute lecture on the future of city planning

    – Ward Rauws
  • 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
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