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MUrCS Promotion in Asia

Asia-Plus article Nov 30, 2022 promoting the MUrCS Programme:

How to enroll Master’s degree program in urban environment

English: https://asiaplustj.info/en/news/tajikistan/society/20221130/how-to-enroll-masters-degree-program-in-urban-environment

Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/society/20221130/kak-postupit-na-magistratura-v-oblasti-planirovaniya-ustoichivih-gorodov

Urban Interactive Planning 2022

The final Course Work reports in Urban and Interactive planning 2022: Niemelänranta area in Heinola.

Graduation 2022

MUrCS had its first-ever in-person graduation ceremony on 23 November 2022 at GCU in Glasgow! 21 people graduated with flying colours and congratulations to all!

WCD presentation: UHI mitigation for Dhaka

Last updated on November 30th, 2022

MUrCS Graduate and current researcher at the GCU’s Research Centre for Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM) Mushfik Jalal (MUrCS, 2022) recently presented urban heat island mitigation approaches for Dhaka, Bangladesh at the World Cities Day on 31 October 2022. The work, based on Mushfik’s MUrCS thesis highlighted to planners in Bangladesh the need for detailed density and height zoning within the city and green and blue infrastructure approaches to mitigate the rising heat island problem in Dhaka.

GCU researcher Mushfik Jalal (MUrCS, 2022) presented urban heat island mitigation approaches for Dhaka, Bangladesh at the World Cities Day on 31 October 2022.

2020-cohort studies completed

Last updated on October 26th, 2022

Despite the challenges and delays posed by COVID-19, the 2020 intake of MUrCS was able to defend their thesis and complete all study requirements in October 2022. Congratulations!

SHAPE Projects

Last updated on October 26th, 2022

Newsha Modjrian and Nerxhana Tallushi of the class of MUrCS 2020,  together with three other Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students, participated in  the SHAPE Sustainability Impact Projects, organized by The British Academy (BA) and Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK).  This brought together students from different disciplines across social sciences, humanities, and the arts, to develop solutions to real-life sustainability challenges experienced by their university or local community. Newsha and Nerxhana’s project “How can the University work with marginalised young people in areas of multiple deprivation in Glasgow to the benefit of both GCU and the Community(ies) in question?” is also in line with the Common Good mission of GCU. Competing with 11 other projects presented by teams from England, Wales and Scotland, the MUrCS team was one of three awarded £5000 from British Academy to support staff and students to collaborate on progressing their ideas and bringing their solutions to life in the 2022-23 academic year.  

For more information on this programme: 

  1. BA Twitter Thread 
  2. BA news article 
  3. SOS-UK news article 
  4. SOS-UK LinkedIn post 

EMJMD event in Albania

Last updated on October 26th, 2022

Student-to-be Paola Zhamo participated in a national event for selected EMJMD students.

Urban Ecology: Dresden & Lahti

Last updated on October 26th, 2022

MUrCS experience Finland 2022

Last updated on October 26th, 2022

UHU spring boat trip

Last updated on October 26th, 2022

Excursion 19 February 2022