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Welcome to the Homepage of the International Double Degree Master Programme `Transformation of urban Landscapes (TuL)´

The Double Degree Master Programme `Transformation of urban Landscapes (TuL)´ focuses on the present and future challenges in developing sustainable
metropolitan regions and facilitates the necessary professional competence to cope with those challenges in both growing and shrinking regions.

The Master Programme `Transformation of urban Landscapes (TuL)´ consists of four semesters and will partly be taught in Shanghai at the Tongji University,
College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) (semesters three and four). The course language is English.

TuL-Students at the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site


Who can apply?
Students are invited to apply for the study programme if they fulfill the following formal prerequisites:

  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in Geography
  • or Spatial Planning (‘Raumplanung’)
  • or similar equivalent study programmes from Germany or other countries
  • and thorough knowledge of English.

The study group (cohort of 2018/19) in front of the former administration building of the harbor in Dortmund.

Before the start of the weekly semester courses, international and domestic students explore the Ruhr region and visit places. Here, we demonstrate outstanding examples of the transformation of the urban landscape. During that pre-semester week, we take the time for in-depth discussions and lay the ground for common understanding of key concepts of the study program.


PD Dr. Dennis Edler

Tel.: +49 234 32-23362

Office Hour: Tue, 3-5 pm


Prof. Dr. Christian Albert
Tel.: +49 234 32-29615



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