TU Darmstadt

Coordinating university

Prof. Dr. Annette Rudolph-Cleff

Academic Director

Annette Rudolph-Cleff coordinates the Mundus Urbano Consortium and the Master’s programme at TU Darmstadt. Annette holds a PhD from Karlsruhe University of Technology and is the head of TU Darmstadt’s chair for Urban Development and Design since 2006. Previously, she taught at the universities of Wuppertal and Karlsruhe. Aside from her teaching obligations, Annette is committed to research projects on energy efficiency and related fields. She is the Academic Director of Mundus Urbano.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Dettmar


Jörg Dettmar heads the Chair for Design and Landscape Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture since 2000. In 1992 he completed his PhD on the ecology of industrial derelict land in the Ruhr District, a region he has always been affiliated with. Jörg is devoted to several research projects, which are funded by different German federal ministries due to their outstanding contributions to interdisciplinary debate, including the projects “Sustainable Urban Landscape in the Metropolis Ruhr” and “Integrated Regenerative Energy Concepts in Urban Areas”. Aside from his position as professor, he works as a freelance consultant. Based on his vast experience – both academic and professional –Jörg teaches a multi-faceted introductory course on Urban Ecology.

Dr. Nebojša Čamprag

Consortium Manager

Urban planner and post-doctoral researcher, also responsible for the management of the Mundus Urbano university consortium. Nebojša’s  research work has been mostly focused on interactions between globalization and the built environment on the level of international comparison. He is also the founder and lead researcher of the research lab and networking platform “Urban Morphosis Lab” that investigates varied manifestations in rapid urbanisation and its scope within the metamorphosing urban landscape.

Dr. Anshika Suri

Programme Manager

In parallel to her post-doctoral research, Anshika is responsible for the academic coordination and overall management of the programme held at TU Darmstadt. She is also an alumna and graduate of the Mundus Urbano programme.

Edith Subtil


Edith Subtil is responsible for Mundus Urbano administrative and financial issues. Edith speaks German, English, and Spanish language. Her office hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30-10.00 and 14.00-15.30, as well as Monday and Friday 9.30-10.00.

Katharina Hoff

Consortium Communication Manager

Pinar Dörder

Administrative Assistance

Pinar is Ph.D candidate at TU Darmstadt with a doctoral scholarship from Studienstiftung. She is an alumna of the MU programme.

UIC Barcelona

Prof. Dr. Carmen Mendoza-Arroyo


Carmen Mendoza-Arroyo is an architect and a PhD researcher in Urban Design and Planning. She is an Associate Professor and an Assistant Director at the School of Architecture of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona). She is the director of the Master in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture. Her research reflects on how the separation of the social and physical environments has caused a schism in the understanding of space, place, and social order. Her most recent research includes urban reconstruction and resilience in the field of emergency architecture as well as urban integration strategies for displaced populations and refugees. Carmen has published articles and book chapters, and edited a number of books.

Dr. Raquel Colacios

Assistant Director

Architect and Master in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture, UIC. She is professor and co-director of the Area of Cooperation of the UIC School of Architecture. Her research is focused on the recognition and reinterpretation of the social infrastructure layer through a process of living and mapping social networks as part of the urban design process. She is co-founder of the firm TAAB6 Architects in Barcelona, whose activity extends to countries like France, Belgium, Vietnam, and India, among others.

Allison Koornneef


Allison is from Toronto, Canada and has a background in Environmental Design from OCAD University. As a graduate of our 2012-13 class, her thesis analyzed participatory data gathering processes in informal settlements. During her internship with SPARC in Mumbai, India, she contributed to a sanitation survey using GIS mapping. She is passionate about water and sanitation, mapping, and participatory action in sustainable development.

UGA Grenoble

Prof. Dr. Adriana Diaconu


Marta Pappalardo

Programme Assistant

An architect and geographer by training, Marta took a PhD in Development and Planning at Paris-Nanterre University in 2016, jointly supervised by Naples-Federico II University. In her thesis she questioned the discursive practices of domination and exclusion in globalization-led urban production, by studying micro-local practices for occupying housing and urban space, and the process of constructing and manipulating a condition of metropolitan subalternity.

Her interdisciplinary stance combines an approach to the city specific to architecture and planning, with a socio-anthropological viewpoint. This hybrid yet complete methodology is key to her research work, in which architectural and urban observation and analysis link up with the survey methods of qualitative ethnography.

Tor Vergata Rome

Prof. Dr. Paolo Paesani


Professor of Economics and vice-principal of the School of Economics of the University of Tor Vergata Prof. Paesani holds a PhD from the European University Institute. He is actively engaged in teaching Micro and Macroeconomics both at undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. He has extensive experience in international context having paid service at the World Bank (Washington D.C.), European Central Bank (Frankfurt), working on issues related to fiscal policy and development, with a special focus on emerging market countries. Main fields of research: Economic policy, monetary economics and policy, history of economics.

Raffaella Sisti 

Programme Assistant

Ms. Sisti is the programme assistant of the Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation (MESCI).