Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
The International University of Catalunya in Barcelona (UIC) is a private university established in 1997. The student population counts over 3,000, and set into relation with its 330 professors, the university achieves an excellent lecturer/student ratio. The international approach adopted at UIC is fundamental and 12% of students come from overseas.
Since the creation of UIC, its School of Architecture is shaping instruction towards innovative professional practice with the main priority of providing architects with international training, giving them a good working knowledge of new technologies, and encouraging them to be clear thinkers who are enterprising and capable of meeting the future demands of the market.
UIC offers the Master of International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture, which is a unique degree that prepares architects to develop and rebuild communities affected by poverty, conflict and natural disasters. This course may be opted for the second year of the Mundus Urbano Programme.
This UIC master programme aims to establish strategies and criteria for taking action in the areas of urban planning, neighborhood development and implementing architectural projects; while bearing in mind energy efficient systems and sustainability criteria in all areas related to materiality and local cultures. Further, the programme will train experts to provide solutions to large-scale problems generated by massive and sudden change, professionals who can study and conduct research on materials, city planning, economics, environmental and social aspects, all based on principles of sustainability.