Nile University is proudly announcing its partnership with other highly esteemed Egyptian Universities and European Partners in the context of “(IMPAQT) Integrative Multidisciplinary People-centered Architectural Qualification & Training” project.
This 3-year project funded by the European Commission aims to breed architects capable of initiating a paradigm shift; to become more integrative, multidisciplinary, people-centered, and technologically agile, utilizing ICT enabling technology in a context-sensitive manner to address the challenges facing the building of human settlements that support and sustain the wellbeing, prosperity and fulfilment of human values.
European Partners of the project include:
- Technische Universität Wien – TUW
- Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya – ETSAB
- Universität Kassel – KU
- University of Cagliari – UNICA
Why is it so Significant?
This project addresses important social and economic needs that can better Egyptian society. In Egypt, standardised designs led by real estate developers are built following rigid definitions of function, restricting innovation, blind to contextual factors, and hardly sensitive to city dynamics, not only in the environmental sense, but in its socio-physical entirety. Young Egyptian architects are frustrated at witnessing mistakes repeated, at seeing resources go to waste. They are seeking alternative ways and working individually or as part of think tanks with local communities in an unconventional manner experimenting with participatory and more integrative approaches; seeking to compensate for the shortage in their professional training.
Through the project, up-to-date technology will be utilized to assist in integrating the spectrum of disciplines that form the foundation of architectural education bringing people back to the center as the primary concern of architecture, urban design and planning.
A flagship new 5-Year B.Sc. in Architecture at Nile University
One of the most significant outcomes of the project is to develop and launch a 5- year undergraduate program towards a B.Sc. in Architecture and Urban Design within the School of Engineering at Nile University. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach that builds upon the wealth and diversity of the project partners to interrelate their specialization (Architecture and Urban Design, Structural and Construction Systems, Building Ecology, Human Behavior, Contemporary City, and Practicum) and develop a well-integrated curricula aiming at bridging the gap for professional architects / urban designers between the theoretical foundation they acquired in their undergraduate study and the integrative multidisciplinary nature and role they are supposed to embrace in their work, bringing back people to the forefront of their considerations.
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