emergency & resilience

Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Level I Postgraduate Specialisation Programme (in Italian Master)


a.a. 2019-2020


scientific head Jorge Lobos


venue UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia


course length 1 year


starts/ends from October 2019 to October 2020


available seats 15


registration fee € 50,00


matriculation fee € 7.500,00 + stamp duty (virtual)


admission application deadline 02 September 2019 – h 12:00




This Postgraduate Specialisation Programme has three main objectives or aims.


A) Train professionals to become experts in humanitarian emergencies:

- The course gives relevant information, abilities and tools in physical responses to humanitarian emergencies.

-Apply innovation and creativity in our professional responses

-Be able to develop effective response in short time

-Create plan strategies to mitigate and prepare cities for future emergencies


B) Instaurate Emergency as a discipline inside of the architecture, engineering and other professional fields related to physical responses.


C) Promote new professional roles and new job opportunities for architects and other professionals in the field of humanitarian emergencies.


professional outcomes:

The Postgraduate Specialisation Programme “EMERGENCY & RESILIENCE” is a need of our current society to have professionals able to give a more effective response in the field of humanitarian emergencies, in natural disasters, climate changes and mademan conflicts.

The response of international organizations do not consider architecture knowledge as a resource in their physical actions in a humanitarian emergency that fact should change in next years.

International organizations and national governments demand better architecture and planning solutions. They know that a better architectural response would solve several future social problems and will decrease the economic and social investment in long time perspective.

This course will produce a professional profile with high skills in the field of humanitarian emergencies with focus in; physical planning, architecture creativity, technical innovation, cultural understanding and social capacities to work with local communities, governments and different professionals in an interdisciplinary frame.

This new professional should be able to develop new roles, ideas, creativity and innovation in the field of humanitarian emergencies.


Work sectors which this professional profile focuses:

- International public organizations; UN, Red Cross, etc.

- National and local governments

- Non-Governmental Organizations

- Universities and research institutes


To be admitted to the first level of Postgraduate Specialisation Programme candidates should have a bachelor degree in Architecture, Social Sciences, Art, Philosophy, Engineering, Design, Logistics, Geography or another professional background, which will be examined by the scientific board.



For didactic and educational contents: Jorge Lobos

For administrative information (admissions, fees, matriculation, etc.): master@iuav.it


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