Stiftung Schloss Dyck, 41363 Jüchen, Fon (0 21 82) 824-0, Fax (0 21 82) 824-110

Institute for Garden Art and Landscape Culture

The superior programme at Schloss Dyck is complemented by a series of specialist events that have culminated in a scientific academy, which has since been accredited and integrates two universities and industry. Together with the RWTH Aachen, the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and supported by the owners of large, fallow areas, such as the RAG Group or RWE Power, the International Institute for Landscape and Garden Design has developed an academic programme for further education focussing on issues specifically relevant to North Rhine-Westphalia. Current topics are covered, such as the redevelopment of the industrial regions, alongside the evolution of the maintenance of heritage gardens and park management.
The first course of study, "Redevelopment/Design and Management", which is so far the only Master's programme of its kind in Europe, started in spring 2007. The first courses are organised by the RWTH Aachen, International Academy led by Prof. Kunibert Wachten. The programme offers a one-year, career-integrated graduate course with two areas of specialization:

Graduates who have successfully submitted their Master's thesis will receive a Master's certificate from the RWTH Aachen.
Since the first seminars in the history of garden art have been offered at Schloss Dyck in 2007 in collaboration with the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, the cooperation between the Foundation and the Universities Düsseldorf and Aachen foresees further educational programmes in the coming years. The overall aim is to establish a full-time Master's course for Garden Art and Landscape Design. Since the foundation of the Institute for Garden Art and Landscape Design, the Universities and Stiftung Schloss Dyck have received significant support from the Ministerium für Bauen und Wohnen (Ministry of Building and Transport) and the Wissenschaftsministerium Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Economics, Midsized Enterprises and Energy of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia). The Government of North Rhine-Westphalia regards garden art and landscape design as a key policy instrument for strengthening the structural development of cities and regions and promoting tourism. The establishment of the Institute was further actively supported by the North Rhine-Westphalia's capital Düsseldorf and the Rhein-Kreis Neuss (Rhine District of Neuss)


Master's course „Redevelopment/Design and Management"

Further information on:

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