The Master Programme "European Urban Studies" (EUS) addresses current challenges of cities in Europe. It is motivated by the general insight in the significance of cities for progress in Europe. Cities are the place for concrete solutions for problems from all fields of everyday life and the place for sustaining democracy. The EUS programme therefore pays special attention to questions of social cohesion, urban housing, cultural diversity, sustainable planning and mobility. The programme works with an understanding of urban planning that combines competences from the disciplines of urban planning, urban sociology, urban design, landscape and spatial planning. It provides a transdisciplinary and comprehensive approach for studying the development of European cities.
The Master Programme "European Urban Studies" is aiming at the education of researchers in the field of urban studies. It will provide knowledge and academic skills to analyse, research and plan for students who want to start a professional career in urban planning, research and academic institutions and the wider field of civil society. The teaching programme intends to prepare for self-organized research projects and thereby for further studies (PhD), also.