European City and Regional Development Planning (Winter), Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 days
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    Tuition (Year)
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  • English (take IELTS)
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Have you thought about how the aging society will affect major European countries? Or how migrants are integrated into European cities? Maybe you would like to know more about the creative class in Berlin? There are many changes and challenges European cities are confronted with today, and we are going to hunt them down in the city of Berlin!
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The aim of this course is to understand and learn about the different challenges European regions are facing, e.g. integration and migration, social exclusion, demographic change, creative milieus, economic decline, shrinking cities and ecological renewal.

  • How is the ageing society affecting our rural and urban areas?
  • How are migrants integrated in European cities?
  • Does Berlin have a creative class and if so, how does it affect the city?

These are only some of the questions that will be discussed in the course. The city of Berlin is a hot spot for various regional developments. As a result, several of these aspects will be explored and explained during short excursions and day trips in Berlin (e.g. ethnic businesses and the migration situation in Neukölln, the newly developing zone Tempelhofer Feld).

Students of all relevant disciplines who are interested in different aspects of European regional development, including e.g. city and regional planning, geography, politics, social sciences and economics, are most welcome to join this course.

Participants will be invited to draft a presentation on a specific topic discussed in the course (including e.g. the home regions of the participants).


HUWISU - Humboldt Winter and Summer University - is the official Summer and Winter School programme of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Course period Jan. 9, 2017 - Jan. 27, 2017
  • Full-time duration 18 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level

Programme Structure

  • Week 1 – Berlin: Changing Social Structures and Participative Approaches
  • Week 2 Berlin: Planning Shrinkage, Social Inclusion and Exclusion 
  • Week 3 Berlin: Dynamics in Economics and Planning for Economic Growth 


Dr. Peter Dannenberg

English Language Requirements

You need the following FCE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 173

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

Language skills

  • English: B2

Motivation Letter

  • about one page in English

Student Profile

  • Undergraduate students with an interest in city and regional planning, geography, politics, social sciences, economics.
  • In order to follow the course, a good or very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 630 International
  • EUR 630 EU/EEA


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