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  • TerraViva award to MUrCS students
    Rand Hamdallah and Jonie Agas, have been awarded the 3rd Prize in the Tactical Urbanism NOW! IV international design competition in Milan. They write: Our proposal was inspired by our winter experience in Finland. It’s a privilege to apply the urbanism strategies we learned in MUrCS on an international platform, which is why we also … Continue reading
  • UHU International Week 2024
    On International Forest Day and World Water Day, two MUrCS students Sawn Yee Tun Lwin and Ankur Negi had the opportunity to participate in the NBS EduWORLD Hackathon: Unleashing Nature-Based Solutions for climate and biodiversity. The 2-day virtual hackathon held on 21st and 22nd March, 2024 was organized in a gamified, interactive online workspace by … Continue reading
  • Article on urban heat risk
    Maiha Hameed (MUrCS 2023, Intake 4) recently published an article on urban heat risk in Male, the capital city of Maldives.  Maiha currently works with environmental policy and planning at the Ministry and takes an interest in issues linking the built environment to air quality, human health and climate change.
  • Students’ YouTube Channel
    First video, briefly introducing MUrCS programme. Compiled by MUrCS 2022 students. More videos are planned. Please check for student videos here!
  • Employer Workshop
    Last updated on April 11th, 2024On December 18 we conducted a workshop with three potential employers, and with input from three recent graduates on their experience of post-MUrCS work. Workshop video (1h 34m)
  • Xmas farewell at Huelva 2023
    Last updated on April 11th, 2024
  • Visit to Colegio de Arquitectos, Huelva City
    MUrCS students undertaking the ‘Problem-Based Learning in Urban Climate and Sustainability’ (PLUCS) module visited the local College of Architects in Huelva, Spain to understand the groupwork task more in-depth.
  • MUrCS Intake 6
    Last updated on April 11th, 2024MUrCS Intake 6 students commenced their studies in Glasgow on 18 September 2023.  As part of the Induction Programme, students visited several regeneration areas and active travel sites.
  • MUrCS Intake 4 Thesis Show
    Last updated on April 11th, 2024MUrCS Intake 4 celebrated the end of their study programme with a Thesis Show on 19 September 2023.  The Thesis Show highlighted student thesis research achievements in the form of posters of student work. MUrCS staff, Industry partners, current and past students attended the event.
  • Successfully finished internship
    MUrCS students Ankur Negi, Samin Poudel and Paola Zhamo successfully finished their internship on August 31st 2023, with a final presentation for representatives from different directories of the Päijät-Häme Regional Council, see their official web Newsletter: https://paijat-hame.fi/korkeakouluharjoittelijat-selvittivat-monipaikkaisuuteen-soveltuvia-alueita-paijat-hameessa/
  • MUrCS group arrived in Huelva 2023
  • Warming City exhibition
    MUrCS Student thesis work is currently on exhibition! “The Warming City – Visual Narratives of Urban Heat Stresses in Germany” (https://www.gcu.ac.uk/aboutgcu/universitynews/capturing-urban-heat-struggles-through-the-lens). The Warming City depicts how German urban residents confront and cope with heat stress, especially in cities.
  • Urban Ecosystems study visits
    Last updated on April 11th, 2024Spring 2023: MUrCS students on tour in Finland and Germany.
  • Finnish Erasmus Mundus coordinator meeting
    Dr Eeva Aarrevaara and coordinator Alexandra Maksheeva from LAB visited the event at the Finnish Agency of Education in February 2023. See link below! https://www.oph.fi/en/news/2023/erasmus-mundus-master-programmes-challenges-and-successes-discussed-coordinators-meeting
  • High praise from EACEA for MUrCS programme
    From GCU internal newsletter Caledonian Connected.
  • Students Collaborating with Finnish Working Life
    An article by Eeva Aarrevaara and Alexandra Maksheeva from the MUrCS programme in LAB Circular Economy Annual Review 2022 (last article, p 110).
  • 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, 2022MUrCS 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 … Continue reading
  • 2020-cohort studies completed
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022Despite 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, 2022Newsha 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 … Continue reading
  • EMJMD event in Albania
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022Student-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, 2022Excursion 19 February 2022
  • UHU Field Trip 2022
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022Photos from a student field trip (Urban Soils Remediation module) to “Sotiel Coronada” in Huelva, January 2022.
  • Huelva Architectural Tour 2022
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022MUrCS student newcomers to UHU, on city tour January 12, 2022.
  • Induction 2022 at UHU
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022
  • Proceedings 2021
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022Click this link to read the complete MUrCS Proceedings 2021!
  • MUrCS Journey
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022Students visited several sites with showcasing nature-based solutions on 25 November 2021.
  • Graduation 2021
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022The 2nd intake of MUrCS graduated on 23 November 2021. Under the current restrictions, it was not possible to hold a full graduation ceremony but some students were able to receive their academic gowns and diploma in person.
  • Climate Proofing Glasgow
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022A student project by Rabeya Begum, Oksana Ananyeva, Aira Valdez and Nichamon Rattanakijanant from the MUrCS 2019 cohort: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/assetmanagement/media/gcalwebv2/beamresearchcentre/BEAM_Climate_Proofing_Glasgow.pdf
  • Buildings & Cities article
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022An article based on MUrCS students work: Climate Adaptation in Cities: Planning for Heat Vulnerability
  • Targeted promotional event in Russia
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022A MUrCS promotion event was held in Russia.
  • Continued financing!
    Last updated on October 26th, 2022We are delighted to announce that a continuation of the MUrCS approach has been selected for EU co-funding!  This secures financial support to the programme till 2026. Building on the success and lessons from MUrCS, the aim of the new Master of Urban Climate and Sustainability1.5 (MUrCS1.5) is to produce high … Continue reading