All over the world, problems of land use, damages caused by natural disasters and conflicts between land users increase. Developing countries are particularly affected by this trend.

Regional Science analyses these phenomena on the local and regional level by means of an integrative, interdisciplinary and intercultural research approach. The guiding principle is to integrate perspectives of natural, social, economic and engineering science as well as an active exchange of research and teaching and benefit from intercultural learning.

The interdisciplinary research staff at the Institute of Regional Science (IfR) at KIT develops regional and spatial planning concepts to meet these challenges.

We offer three international Master study programmes in Regional Science and Spatial Planning focussing on analysing the special challenges in emerging and developing countries and evolving corresponding planning concepts.

International Master’s degree progamme: 4 semesters in Germany | field research in a developing or newly industrialising country | course language is German | study scholarships available.

German-Argentinian Double-Degree master’s programme: 2 semesters in Germany, 2 semesters in Argentina | field research in Latin America | course languages are German and Spanish | study scholarships and scholarships for travel expenses available.

German-Chilean Double-Degree master’s programme: www.ifr.kit.edu/english/chile.php : 2 semesters in Germany, 2 semesters in Chile | field research in Latin America | course languages are German and Spanish.