Moscow, Russia

BioCity – Microbiology in Urban Design

when 18 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 550

“Biocity” is a multidisciplinary course that explores a variety of bio-components of the urban environment on the example of Moscow. Students will focus on the urban environment that surrounds them every day. Participants with different skills explore the links between an urban environment and bioprocesses. Participants will create their own urban environment project, using field observations on an urban environment, conducting bio experiments and analyzing the proposed theoretical experience.

Students can also start intensive Russian course without any prior knowledge of language or can improve their Russian proficiency. The course aims to improve listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, practice and expand students’ vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and phonetics

Target group

The course addresses students interested in the new approach of urban design – architectural and spatial solutions based on the analysis of bioprocess of our lives. Students from wide range of subjects are welcome to apply, in particular, Urban Studies, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Ecology.

Course aim

Students are invited to create a personal project that will reflect the relationship of the urban environment, biological processes, and elements of the natural environment. At the end of the program, students will present their project and reflections on the topic under discussion.

Credits info

4 EC
Upon successful completion of summer course students will be awarded with 3 ECTS credits and 1 additional ECTS credit for completion of Russian language course.

Fee info

EUR 550: The course fee includes:
• tuition (Russian language course included)
• accommodation in MGSU dormitories
• teaching materials
• 2 field trips and company visits
• internet access on campus and dormitory
• cultural program