Our Team

Our course is taught by a prestigious group of specialized, interdisciplinary professors with proven track records and with the collaboration of NGOs and other institutions that participate actively in the field of international cooperation. The academic staff is also composed of researchers from the Community Based Urbanism research group at UIC where students can potentially continue on to do a PhD after graduating.

Collaborating Institutions

In addition to our official partnerships with UN-Habitat, RMIT University, and IFRC, we regularly collaborate with more than 30 other organizations that provide our students with quality internships. Our students have completed internships in more than 113 institutions all around the world, forming a diverse network that our alumni benefit from. 

Steering Committee

Core Staff

Visiting Professors & Collaborators

The master has improved consistently in recent years and recruits students that are committed and highly capable. Very impressed by both the administration, and students. A top program.

Sergio Palleroni, Portland State University

I've served as a visiting faculty in this program for over a decade, and I've seen impressive progress in all aspects of it, from curriculum development, to administration and the quality of the students' work. It is an excellent program I feel very proud and honored to be a part of.

Dr Clara Irazabal ZuritaUMKC, Director of the Latinx and Latin American Studies Program

An excellent and unique course that is internationally recognized, and recently referenced at a presentation at Harvard University as exemplar of good teaching, organization and content.

Nabeel Hamdi, Professor, Oxford Brookes University

Having been involved in the master since its inception as a student, I have witnessed its evolution firsthand in all aspects; particularly under its current manangement, the master has never been better. The quality of students it attracts and their subsequent work output has increased annually during my time teaching here.

Mbongeni Ngulube, Professor