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Internship of Fenesia at the UNESCO office in Jakarta

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28.09.2018 – Fenesia, one of Carlo Schmidt Awardees from SPRING in 2017, finished her internship at UNESCO Office Jakarta in last March 2018. During her internship, one of her assignments was to develop a report on ‘Good Practices for Applying Eco-labelling in Asia and the Pacific Biosphere Reserves’ under Water and Environmental Science Unit (WES).

 

Research of SPRING alumnus published in the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture

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19.09.2018 – Francis Dakyaga, an alumnus of SPRING from the batch 2015-17 has published an article in the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. It is one of other upcoming articles from a second year’s master’s dissertation of the SPRING programme that assessed accessibility of private-led water supply in the informal settlements.

 

Interview with Wubalem Fekade - SPRING Alumnus of the Batch 1986-1988

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27.08.2018 – As part of the 50th anniversary of the TU Dortmund, a SPRING graduate of the first hour was interviewed - In September 1986, Wubalem Fekade from Ethiopia came to Dortmund as a student in the newly established Master’s Programme in Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies (SPRING).

 

Keynote Lecture by Einhard Schmidt-Kallert in Dodoma, Tanzania

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17.08.2018 – On June 28th, 2018 Einhard Schmidt-Kallert (the former Head of SPRING Dortmund) gave a keynote lecture at an international conference in Dodoma, Tanzania’s new capital.

 

Farewell to SPRING 2017/18 Batch

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17.08.2018 – On 3rd August 2018 Mr. Samuel Awatey who served as a class speaker for his year group (SPRING 2017/18 Batch) in Dortmund visited the SPRING Coordinator before embarking on his transit to Ghana and onward journey to the second-year mobility destination—Valdivia (Chile).

 

Two scholarships for SPRING Graduates at UN Organisations

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17.08.2018 – As part of the Carlo-Schmidt-Programme the DAAD grants scholarships for internships at UN organisations to professionally excellent postgraduates. The programme is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

This year, just as last two years, two of three submitted applications from SPRING Alumni convinced the selection panel.

 

Final Examinations at the SPRING universities

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17.08.2018 – From May to July, the final examinations took place at the SPRING partner universities in Chile, the Philippines, Ghana and Tanzania.

 

Gilbert Chilinde visited SPRING

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15.06.2018 – Gilbert Chilinde (Batch 2009/11) from Malawi has visited SPRING while attending the “PhD proposal development” workshop offered by the research project GOLAREA - Governance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa and the annual conference of TRIALOG 2018 on “Resilient Urban Development versus the Right to the City?”

 

SPRING Party 2018

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25.05.2018 – On May 4th, 2018 the SPRING students celebrated the annual SPRING Party.

 

Excursion to Berlin 2018

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30.03.2018 – This March the SPRING students went on a four-day excursion to Berlin. The trip is a part of Module 1 and gives the students the opportunity to learn more about planning in Germany’s capital city.

 

Conference on "Planning towards Sustainability and Resilience" in Manila, The Philippines

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20.03.2018 – Einhard Schmidt-Kallert (the former Head of SPRING Dortmund) gave a keynote lecture at an international conference in Manila. In his talk entitled „From Habitat I (Vancouver) to Habitat III (Quito) and beyond – Lofty Objectives, but Meagre Impact on the Ground?” he gave an overview of the international debate on urban housing policies and urbanisation in general over the last 40 years

 

SPRING Student at Global Landscapes Forum Bonn

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23.02.2018 – The Global Landscapes Forum, held at the World Conference Center in Bonn, on 19-20 December 2017 brought together concerned individuals from all around the globe. As a privileged participant of this global phenomena, this year’s SPRING student Tamanna Rahman felt motivated for acting as a patron for earth's wellbeing, to fight for the prospective sustainability of its diverse landscapes.

 

SPRING Student at Global Landscapes Forum, Bonn 2017

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08.12.2017 – This year, Tamanna Rahman from Bangladesh, one of our SPRING students from TU Dortmund 2017/2018, will be attending the Global Landscapes Forum to be held at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany from Dec 19 - 20, 2017. Her Expression of Interest to join the Big Event, was selected as One of the Top 10 submissions (entry no #6) from the International Students’ Day Special Access Offer. Tamanna will get the unique opportunity to meet the President of Mauritius Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib Fakim, Yogi and Spiritual leader Sadhguru, UN Environment Director General, Cultural Instigator Scott Goodson and Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Rob Burnet at the World’s Largest Gathering on Sustainability Issues.

 

Winter School Social Entrepreneurship

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02.12.2017 – On the first and second of december 2017, the SPRING students attended a two day workshop organized by the Impact HUB Ruhr aiming to develop business skills for social entrepreneurship in developing countries.

 

Conrad Hendrarto visited SPRING

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16.11.2017 – 16th November 2017 - Conrad Hendrarto (SPRING Batch 1991/93) from Indonesia visited SPRING Dortmund while attending the UNFCCC COP 23 at Bonn where he delivered a presentation on “Policy of Village Development”.
The current SPRING students could benefit likewise from his presentation and learned about his professional experiences and outstanding career through bridging two generations of the SPRING family.
After graduating from SPRING, Conrad obtained his doctoral Degree in Islamic Economics and Finance from the Trisakti University at Jakarta, Indonesia and is currently working as Expert for the Minister for Regional Development at the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantage Region and Transmigration for the Republic of Indonesia.

 

Scholarships of the Carlo-Schmidt-Programme for SPRING Alumni

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22.08.2017 – As part of the Carlo-Schmidt-Programme the DAAD grants scholarships for internships at UN organisations to professionally excellent postgraduates. The programme is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

This year, just as last year, two of three submitted applications from SPRING Alumni convinced the selection panel. Fenesia from Indonesia and Ricardo Gellert Paris Jr. from Brazil obtained an internship at the UNESCO Office in Jakarta (Indonesia) and the WFP in La Paz (Bolivia) for 6 months, starting in September.

 

Congratulations to the masters degree

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22.08.2017 – From May to July, the final examinations took place at the SPRING partner universities in Chile, the Philippines, Ghana and Tanzania.
For the Master thesis defenses, representatives from Dortmund travelled to the partner universities as external examiners: Dr. Anne Weber attended the examinations in Chile, Dr. Wolfgang Scholz in Ghana, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thinh in the Philippines and Dr. Genet Alem in Tanzania.
All 17 students successfully completed the M.Sc. SPRING. We congratulate all students of the Batch 2015-2017 on their Master’s degree!
The picture shows the graduates in Chile.

 

Final BBQ of the 2016/17 SPRING Batch

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24.07.2017 – It felt like The first SPRING year is ending for the Batch 2016/17. All the students were preparing to leave Germany for their second year destinations. The evening before the first student had to leave Germany, the SPRING batch had a big BBQ with music, lots of traditional food from different countries and dancing and everyone enjoyed the evening a lot.

 

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