Modernization of degree programs Urban and Regional Planning in Kiev
27 April, 2020:
The introduction of a Master’s degree program in urban and regional planning aligned with Western European standards is the aim of our cooperation with the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (Київський національний університет будівництва i архітектури). Building on jointly run schools of urban planning in Kiev, Kharkiv and Lutsk, we intend to work together to create a general methodical and methodological basis for the course over the next three years and deepen the cooperation between universities on a national and an international level.
In Ukraine, 13 universities currently offer specialist engineering and Master’s degree programs in urban planning. The creation and sustainable development of an appropriate material and spatial environment for urban dwellers and users of residential and open spaces is the main focus of the discipline. It combines expertise and experience from the fields of demography, geography, geology, economics, ecology and climate research. The level of interconnectedness and innovation among Ukrainian universities is low and the education and scientific-practical quality standards of professors and lecturers vary greatly, while the demand for well-qualified specialists and experts is high.
The coordination for the introduction of the modernized “Urban and Regional Planning” degree program is in the hands of our subsidiary foundation “Foundation for the Promotion of Construction” based in Kiev. In September 2021, the first students should be able to enroll in the modernized “Urban and Regional Planning” degree program at the newly created Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, which already functions as an inter-university laboratory for urban development and municipal planning.