Urban and Regional Research

German-Argentinian Doctorate Training Group

This programme accepted doctoral candidates at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in 2013 and again in 2015/16. Currently, no applications are being accepted.

The aim of this doctorate training group is to give a selective group of young researchers the opportunity and the academic support to achieve results in urban research that can enrich the academic debate in this field both in Europe and in Latin America. Doctorate students in the program receive bi-national academic advising and take part in a structured study programme. 

Two elements are essential to the programme: a set of academic questions and a curriculum. The latter aims to strengthen and build upon the academic network and further education of a specialized international scientific community dealing with issues of urban and regional research, particularly in the context of processes of post-Fordism in the city. The curriculum has been designed to meet this aim and is intended to serve as a basic structure within which interesting research questions from the international scientific community can be embedded and further investigated. 

Doctorate students participating in the training group will be exposed to a working environment in three languages, through which national contexts and research (Spanish, German) can be explored and international scientific debates (English) integrated. This approach is rooted in a horizontal educational culture in which various forms of co-learning and co-research are practiced, involving colleagues from both partner universities as well as external experts. Co-supervising of doctoral candidates by both partner universities has thus become an established norm and foundation for an innovative approach to doctoral education at both institutions.

Programme Structure
Up to six doctorate students from each university begin their studies together at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar for the first year. The second of three years takes place for all doctoral candidates at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. A stipend funded by the Deutsch-Argentinischen Hochschulzentrum covers travel and living costs for the academic year abroad. At both universities, courses and workshops (including language courses) are offered mainly during the fall/winter semester. In an annual colloquium, doctoral candidates have the opportunity to present and discuss their research progress in a formal setting. Successful completion of the programme results in the awarding of the academic title of Dr. phil or Dr. Ing in combination with a doctor title from the partner university.


Academic Supervision at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Prof. Dr. Frank Eckardt
Chair for Urban Studies and Social Research
Preferred Areas of Research
•    Cities and social inequalities
•    Ethnic and cultural diversity in cities
•    Communication processes in the city

Prof. Dr. Barbara Schönig
Chair for Urban Planning
Preferred Areas of Research
•    Provision of social housing
•    Urban-regional development: suburbanisation and reurbanisation
•    Processes and strategies in spatial planning in post-fordism

Prof. Dr. Max Welch Guerra
Chair for Spatial Planning and Spatial Research
Preferred Areas of Research
•    Planning history
•    Scientific research and spatial planning
•    Strategies of spatial development

Academic Supervision at the Universidad Nacional de Córoba

Facultad de Arquitectura Urbanismo y Diseño:

Prof. Dra. Cecilia Marengo y Prof. Arq. Mónica Martínez
Desarrollo urbano territorial - Enfoque histórico.
Segregación residencial socio económica.
Políticas de vivienda.
Intervenciones habitacionales – Calidad de vida- uso del espacio.
Planificación y gestión urbana y territorial 

Departamento Geografía-Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades:

Prof. Dra. Silvia Valiente y Prof. Luciana Búffalo 
Reestructuración territorial: nuevas formas de organización de la producción en el
espacio urbano/regional.
Centro de Investigación y Formación en Administración Pública (IIFAP)

Prof. Claudio Tecco
"Políticas públicas y gestión urbana"



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