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Prince’s Foundation & University of Strathclyde to offer joint degree programme

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June 12 2012

Prince’s Foundation & University of Strathclyde to offer joint degree programme
The Prince’s Foundation and the University of Strathclyde have announced that they are to collaborate on education and research in architecture and urban design from September, following a signing ceremony.

The agreement is the latest academic partnership to be signed by the Foundation as it moves to address what it sees as a global skills shortage in urban design and green architecture, a gap it aims to plug through development of its graduate education programme.

It will see Strathclyde provide new course options for 4th year students and a partnered studio unit for 5th year students. Prince’s Foundation staff will also become key contributors to the Strathclyde Department of Architecture's guest lecture series.

Ultimately a joint degree programme will be offered at graduate level in 2014 with a focus on sustainable community building.

Professor of Urban Design and Head of Department at Strathclyde University, Dr. Sergio Porta, said the agreement would bolster the schools sustainable design, community engagement and live projects, adding that the department had “…identified these areas as crucial for our educational model and for shaping a next generation of architects who are useful for our communities and for society.”

Chief Executive of The Prince’s Foundation, Hank Dittmar said: “We are really pleased to be entering into this new working relationship with the Strathclyde School of Architecture, as their solid work in Scottish urbanism and typology align well with our own focus and will become an exciting new addition to our Building Skill portfolio.

“A collaboration with Strathclyde University also reflects The Prince's Foundation's growing emphasis in Southwest Scotland, where we are working with Dumfries House and East Ayrshire Council on heritage led regeneration and skills training.”

6 Comments

Wrong
#1 Posted by Wrong on 12 Jun 2012 at 11:05 AM
...this is.
celebs
#2 Posted by celebs on 12 Jun 2012 at 13:20 PM
Man how much do the dudes in that photo lool like them masterchef judges?
Bb
#3 Posted by Bb on 12 Jun 2012 at 15:06 PM
Poundbury again?

Why is it just Urban Designer tutors at Strathclyde represented in this? They have a very small quota of students (as in under 10) - is there cronyism going on?

Mr. Enough
#4 Posted by Mr. Enough on 12 Jun 2012 at 17:08 PM
Bb, you are misinformed- there are many more people involved at Strathclyde than "under 10"- and how can this be misinterpreted as cronyism, nepotism or favoritism? What a blatantly incorrect statement! It is two like- minded organisations trying to work together to educate the future placemakers or the world, and excluding nobody nor giving priority to anyone. Why the unnecessary criticism?
Neil
#5 Posted by Neil on 12 Jun 2012 at 17:16 PM
Why? People are saddened by the continuing decline of a once excellent school of architecture
lol
#6 Posted by lol on 12 Jun 2012 at 20:52 PM
"Man how much do the dudes in that photo lool like them masterchef judges?"

Cant be unseen O_O

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