This academic year Wageningen University & Research and TU Delft introduce a new two-year joint master’s program in the city of Amsterdam. The MSc in Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering (MSc MADE) focuses on the metropolitan challenges of Amsterdam as a booming city, using the city of Amsterdam as a case study and a living lab. Set up in collaboration with AMS Institute, the program connects students to real life cases, business, the city and its citizens – training them hands-on for the multidisciplinary challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s cities.
Kajsa Ollongren, Alderman in Amsterdam, is proud of this new addition to the city’s already wide range of educational programs and degrees: “We’re attracting fresh talent to the city. The new group of students will work on Amsterdam’s urban challenges for now and for the future. For instance topics regarding crowdedness in the city, the growing number of tourists, and the number of transport movements. The MSc MADE students will look for new solutions, start new economic activities and contribute to the city’s continued development into an attractive, innovative, strong and sustainable metropolitan area.”
Amsterdam as a living lab
In the coming 25 years Amsterdam’s population is set to grow with almost 20%, resulting in new city challenges in a multitude of different aspects and scales. In collaboration with AMS Institute, Amsterdam will not only be the location for the master, but also as its case study. Students on this English-language master’s program will work on topics such as circularity, sustainability, connectivity, mobility, waste and energy flows, food and health – subjects that have an important influence on the quality of life in cities.
Academic rigor and practical skills
The new MSc is the result of the collaboration between AMS Institute and its partner universities TU Delft and Wageningen University & Research. Training students’ academic rigor and practical skills, the master combines on-site learning activities, workshops and online teaching with real life cases set up by AMS Institute and its business partners.