The international postgraduate program of Advanced Studies in Urbanism and Real Estate Development (ASURED) is specifically designed for RICS accreditation which was granted on July 18, 2014. RICS (The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London 1868) is a prestigious real estate and urban planning accreditation body.
The 15 European, U.S. and Romanian faculty interact face-to-face with the students in “concentration periods” of two weeks at the CEP facility in Bucharest, a historic monument built at the beginning of the 20th century. Each course takes three days and a follow-up period of supervision, advice and grading. Two integrated projects in urbanism and real estate development, workshops on urban development simulation and legal aspects of urban development, a practicum and the final thesis complete the program.
The first class of the ASURED Program of 12 students, started in October 2013. Enrollment includes Romanian students (graduates of programs in architecture, urban planning, real estate, engineering and political science) and two international students from Spain and the USA.
A Program with Unique Features - ASURED is one of the few international programs worldwide offering education in both urban planning and real estate development within the same program. Other similar programs are located in London, Glasgow, Miami and St. Louis. Unlike the other programs, ASURED is unique in that it offers a teaching staff mix from Western and Eastern Europe, and the U.S.
Opportunities for graduates: The ASURED's graduates are expected to engage in international urban planning and development practices, real estate activities, advising mayors, politicians, planning boards and developers, teaching urban planning and real estate and conducting audits and research.