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COURSE DESCRIPTIONGrowing population, immigration, uncontrolled urbanisation, pollution, mono-functional areas abandoned, heritage threatened, urge new solutions posing monumental challenges in terms of housing, transport, energy, environment, health and social inclusion. It becomes crucial a regeneration of the city. This is the issue addressed in the world-class Master Course named reCity. A course created for a new generation of professionals who want to design and share innovative ideas supporting communities, stake-holders and political leaders towards more sustainable cities. Focus of the reCity, is the design of city regeneration, pursued with an holistic approach based on improving the beneficiaries’ competences necessary to be key actors within the advanced process of sustainable urban development and renewal, in terms of design, communication, building and management of the contemporary city.
The reCity objective is to deepen university study and work experience, integrating them with interdisciplinary skills. The aim is to build the professionalism required in the labour market for successful employment in a wide range of contexts related to city regeneration projects. In the reCity, students, eligible from all over the world, work in cross-disciplinary teams, consider issues from multiple perspectives, gain insight from industry leaders, link up with networks and emerge with a portfolio of projects.
Structure. An excellent full-time two-year postgraduate master course. 120 ECTS over 4 semesters. An integrated, research-led & job-oriented curriculum with lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratories, workshops, working groups, mobile learning, field trips, internship and project-works. English is the official language. Students also have the opportunity to learn the local language and culture, to enhance their experience. Mobility is one of the master course’s features. In the first semester, students are based in Catanzaro (Italy); during the second semester they can choose to move to one location of a Partner of the FISD, where they stay until the third semester. In the fourth semester, they undertake an internship at enterprises/practices in Europe and come back to Italy to complete their research-based thesis. EU students may also visit a partner in a third-country.
Consortium. The reCity is implemented by a non-profit transnational Consortium named fisD - Integrated Higher Education of Design, founded in 2001 at Catanzaro, Italy. It is made up of leading universities, organisations, companies and non-profit institutions. The fis’D, through the Liaison Secretariat, welcomes students and offers a comprehensive service pack. Particular assistance is given for housing and integration into daily life, including special attention for equal opportunities and families. Scholarships are available for selected eligible candidates. A computer laptop (MacOS) or an iPhone / iPod is also provided to each student. Applicants should have at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 180 ECTS credits in three years) in related fields. Successful graduates are awarded with a joint Master Degree.
The reCity Director is Ivan Alfieri.
DURATION3000 hours in 2 years, 120 ECTS.
The 2013 edition begins in October 2013 and ends in September 2015.
FISD Consortium - Integrated Higher Education of Design, Catanzaro (Italy)
- ISIA - Higher Institute for Artistic Industries, Urbino (Italy)
- NIT - National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (India)
- iMED - Mediterranean Institute of Design, Catanzaro (Italy)
- REGCAL - Region of Calabria, Catanzaro (Italy)
via dei Conti Falluc, 70/A
88100 Catanzaro, ITALY
tel (0039) 0961 769629
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