The International Doctoral College is open to excellently qualified candidates from a wide range of spatially relevant disciplines who would like to engage in an intensive, academically creative discourse on difficult, spatially relevant problems within the framework of a doctoral thesis (PhD) and with a view to elaborating viable and innovative attempts at solutions.

The Doctoral College takes difficult, highly complex and complicated problems of spatial development as its starting point. The latter usually cut across several different disciplines, affect a diverse range of geographical reference areas and involve numerous actors from the public and private sectors.

The exchange is stimulated by addressing specific case studies as part of a common framework theme and is designed to encourage the production of independent, original academic contributions. Complementary taught modules and guest lectures by well-known experts equip participants with in-depth knowledge in the fields of planning theory and methodology, spatial planning design, and communication.

Participating Professors


Prof. Undine Giseke, TU Berlin, Institute of landscape architecture ond open space design

Prof. Markus Neppl, KIT, Institute for Local, Regional and State Planning
Chair of Urban Planning and Design

Prof. Dr. Bernd Scholl, ETH Zurich, Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Siedentop, TU Dortmund, Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development ILS

Prof. Dr. Andreas Voigt, TU Wien, Department of Spatial Planning

Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher, TU Munich, Institute for Urban Design, Urbanism and Landscape