HafenCity University Hamburg 

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The HafenCity University Hamburg is the University Of The Built Environment And Metropolitan Development (HCU). The HafenCity University Hamburg was founded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on January 1, 2006, as a university for architecture and spatial development through the merger of four departments from three Hamburg universities. With around 2,400 students and approximately 250 employees, the HafenCity site, Europe's largest inner-city urban development project, offers the special attraction of an urban laboratory on your own doorstep. The education and research at the HCU Hamburg are aimed at contemplating and concretising what the future of metropolitan areas could and should look like. Coping with this future will, however, require a systematic interdisciplinary as well as a transdisciplinary approach. For this reason, the HCU offers the entire range of disciplines required for understanding and designing the urban environment: • Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geomatics, Urban Planning – in each case as a Bachelor’s degree with the option to continue studying to obtain a Master’s degree • Metropolitan Culture – as a Bachelor programme • Urban Design and Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning (REAP) – as interdisciplinary Master’s degrees • Fachübergreifende Studienangebote, cross-curricular Programme, an inter- and transdisciplinary programme, complements the curriculum of the individual study programms at the HCU. HafenCity Universität Hamburg - University of Architecture and Metropolitan Development (HCU) is a university thematically focused on the built environment. HCU brings together under one roof all aspects of building in design and drafting, engineering and natural sciences, as well as humanities and social sciences. HCU's overarching research priorities are climate/sustainability and digitalization.

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