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Università Iuav di Venezia MS in Urban Planning for Transition
Università Iuav di Venezia

MS in Urban Planning for Transition

Venice, Italy

4 Semesters


Full time

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EUR 2,800 / per year *


* 2800 euro divided in 3 instalments | income or merit based scholarships are available


Iuav - University of Venice: why?

Iuav - University of Venice has long been recognised as one of the best Urban Planning Schools in Europe and across the world.

It is the only university in Italy to provide thorough education and training in urban planning, architecture, design, visual arts, theatre and fashion.

Iuav is deep-rooted in tradition but truly committed to innovation. Its workshops give students the opportunity to interact with high profile professors and world-level professionals.

It is a widely recognised school of excellence in an unparalleled city – Venice – famous for its beauty, culture and lifestyle.

Among the important scholars and professionals who have taught at Iuav are Edward James Blakely, Manuel Castells, Saskia Sassen, Luca Mercalli, Oriol Nel-Lo, Fred Bauman, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Loren Landau, Raquel Rolnik, Serena Vicari, Jean-Bernard Auby, Alberto Montaña Raúl Letelier, Miguel Beltrán, Wang Lan, Zhang Long JLAN, Francesc Muñoz, Ombretta Romice.

Studying Urban Planning in Venice

It means absorbing the tradition of the first school in Italy, founded in 1970, that established a graduate degree programme in this field.

Today’s world is asking for an awareness in environmental and social issues, with a focus on urban resilience. Iuav MS programme offers a new vision concerning urban transition and innovation that considers the city and cultural heritage as common goods to be preserved despite the global change.

Through the educational offer, students can engage in both theory and practice thanks to the collaboration with local and international organisations, in order to investigate new challenges related to sustainability, climate change, urban metabolism, disaster planning and post-disaster rebuilding.

Students can also spend some time abroad, thanks to the Erasmus+ scholarship programme, in one of the many partner universities in Europe.

Double degree opportunities

By studying (2/3 semesters) in a partner university, students have the chance to obtain a double degree (issued both by Iuav and by the Partner). The MS in Urban Planning for Transition is a partner, for double degree programmes, of the Tongji University (Shanghai - China) and the University of Reims-Champagne Ardenne (Reims - France).



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