Urban Agglomerations
Master of Science (M. Sc.)

4 semesters, full-time

ECTS credit points

Program starts
Winter semester

Application deadline
September 15
Applicants with degrees from foreign countries on April 15


Acquin e.V. 
till Sept. 30, 2020 (PDF, German)

New Publication

The article „Urban Agglomerations – Master Programme“
by Kathrin-Golda Pongratz and Michael Peterek (see PDF) has been published in “Housing the Future - Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow” (2015), edited by Graham Cairns.
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Urban Agglomerations (M. Sc.)

Welcome to the International Master Programme
Urban Agglomerations (M. Sc.)

The Master Course "Urban Agglomerations" (M. Sc.) offers an international and interdisciplinary formation in sustainable planning, development, management and operation of city-regions and large agglomerations.

The Master Programme has a strong international orientation. It is implemented by Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, in cooperation with renowned international partner universities for an international exchange course in the third semester.

"Urban Agglomerations" is a 2-years full-time course. The course is completely taught in English. The programme leads to the international academic degree of a "Master of Science" (M.Sc.)

First start of the Programme: October 2008
Accreditation until: September 2020

Next application deadline:
April 15th for applicants with a first degree from foreign countries
September 15th for applicants with a German degree.

Lecture by James Wasley

Monday, 22nd May, 2017
6:00 pm, Room 27, Building 1, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

James Wasley will be speaking about the complex relationships between cities and water pose critical design challenges. Historically, cities have been established in relation to water and then have abused, neglected and engineered these living systems beyond recognition. If a primary goal of ecological design is to reweave nature back into the urban environment, reconstructing water’s living presence in the city is the key.

At the urban scale, natural water bodies such as rivers provide both the life force and the spatial continuity to serve as corridors connecting the surrounding landscape to the city. The fractal branching patterns of these watery pathways never ends. At the scale of any individual site, the water that falls on or flows through the land offers its own life force and spatial continuity with the rest of the surrounding ecosystem.  

This talk will introduce my own research and creative design work on this question of solving contemporary infrastructural problems in ways that reweave water’s ecological presence back into our experience of the city.