Mid of March 2021 a new group of 29 students from 15 different countries has started with the first semester of the IMLA (International Master of Landscape Architecture) programme, this year on the campus in Nürtingen. Due to the ongoing Corona virus situation, only a part of the international students was able to be on site at the start of the semester. However, since most of the courses are still organised online, this was and is not a problem.
Thematic focus of the current summer term's study project (so-called 'Main Project I) are 'Nürtingen Waterscapes'. Observation frame of the project is the river Neckar and its tributaries in and around Nürtingen.
The project is part of the 'WAVE' Erasmus partnership, a follow-up of 'COLAND - Inclusive Coastal Landscapes'. WAVE stands for 'Water Areas Visions in Europe'. WAVE is a cooperation of six universities (among others Nürtingen-Geislingen University (HfWU) and Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), the two IMLA partner universities) and three NGO-partners. WAVE students are connected by an international online course organised in parallel to their studies on local water landscapes in the so-called WAVE living labs. The WAVE programme aims at involving an interdisciplinary audience of students as agents of transformative change for the benefits of the local water landscapes.