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




The European Postgraduate Specialisation Programme in Urbanism (EMU) – Strategies and Design for Cities and Territories – is a joint program which has the aim to produce high qualified professionals in the fields of urbanism, planning and urban research.


The master unifies the richness of different urban design approaches and methods together with the long traditions and experiences of the four joint universities: Technische Universiteit – Deft (Tu-Deft); Universitad Politecnica de Catalunya –Barcelona (UPC); Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) e UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia.


The European tradition assigns to urbanism and urban planning a strong social content which intends to improve the living conditions of all citizens. The four University share this tradition. On the other hand, each of them carries some different approaches due to their geographical conditions and different historical and cultural contexts. These specificities are asource of richness for the students, who can meet with different physical, disciplinary and cultural situations. One of the key aspects of the master, in fact, is to encourage the mobility of the participants in the network of the four joint universities. For this reason, the attendance of at least one semester in a university other than the hosting one is indeed a prerequisite for all students.


job profiles and job opportunities

The master is open to European and non-European students who wish to obtain an additional qualification in urbanism. In this sense, the master offers a precious opportunity, as in many countries there is a lack of training programs that offer such a specialization.


The master has a professionalizing character and aims to facilitate the integration of the participants in positions of high responsibility and accountability as in public offices or firms operating in the field of urban design and planning, as well as in universities and research institutes.


The EMU program is one of the few international post-graduate masters of Iuav Athenaeum in which the courses are entirely held in English.


in collaboration with:

UPC Barcellona

TU Delft

KU Leuven