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1. Posted by therook (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello out there,

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good architecture university in Europe with a sustainable or environmental emphasis? I'm from the States and want to finish college in another country but do not want to go through an abroad program; I want to be enrolled as a degree student. One I keep coming across is St. John's International University in Torino, Italy (Turin), but it seems fairly new and I can't find any information except the bare basics.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


2. Posted by Lia 80 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Some good architecture univerisities in Italy are Arcavacata, in Calabria region ( ), I.U.A.V., in Venice (, La Sapienza, in Roma ( Then I know that in Portugal and Spain there are good architecture univeristies, but unfortunately I don't know them...good luck!

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Feb-2009, at 04:04 by Lia 80 ]

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

What are you looking at, finishing your basic (Assistant or Bachelor) degree or enrolling in further studies (doing masters)? That makes a big difference.

From what I know it is difficult to find universities offering basic degrees in English, generally they are in German, Italian, Spanish, French,... and you need to learn the language of the country before you can enroll.

The situation changes when you look at international master degree programmes.

Here is a strategy for finding the university you want: Make a list of all the European countries, then find or make a list of all the accredited universities in each of these countries. Yahoo and wikipedia are a great help with this part of the search, it helps you find all the universities in Europe. Check which universities offer Architecture, then check in which language classes are taught and what are the requirements for enrolling. This will narrow down your search pretty quickly.

For Germany see .

4. Posted by therook (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thank you both for your suggestions. I really appreciate them.

I'm trying to finish my bachelors. I've started to run into the same thing you mentioned, t-maia, that most of the undergraduate work is in the country's language (to be expected of course, but especially the architecture is, and not so much just general studies), but I was also surprised to see how many masters and phd level degrees are in english though. I was considering maybe the prospect of going and spending time learning the language then trying to pass the proficiency test... but I don't know yet!! I'll try your idea first so i can have a more concrete list

Thanks again!