Egina Urusova
Urban Management, 1st year student
First cycle | Full-time

Urban Management


  • Urban Management


  • urban projects manager
  • specialist in strategic management
  • planner / programmer of urban projects
  • international expert of urban policy
  • consultant of digital transformation in cities


Urban management is a first-cycle engineering program taught in English. The course was created for the generation, whose development and professional career will be implemented in the economy of 4.0 and related technologies. It emphasizes the special role of young people in shaping the cities of the future. The study program helps to understand the city’s functioning process, gain knowledge and develop practical skills necessary for effective operation in both the public and private sectors. It teaches how to think openly and perceive the city from the perspective of its different users and changing social needs. It shows how to program activities and seek solutions that integrate economic, social, spatial, technological and cultural dimensions in urban development.

It prepares graduates to work in both Polish and international institutions, companies and organizations. The studies were created in close cooperation with Dutch partners. The Netherlands is a country with a distinctive culture of planning, attention to the quality of space, a knowledge-based economy. The substantive partner of the field is Breda University of Applied Sciences, one of the best international universities in the Netherlands.

Modern technologies, growth of entrepreneurship, global market, urbanization, raw materials and natural resources, health protection are megatrends that will determine the future of the world in its social, economic and cultural dimensions. The international component of education in the area of ​​urban development and management becomes, therefore, not only a necessity but also a condition for being a conscious and active participant in this process.

Currently, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. It is estimated that in 2050 it will be as much as 75% of the world’s population. According to the UN report, in 2016 23% of people lived in cities with more than 1 million inhabitants. It is a huge challenge for city management in the areas of improvement, quality of life, environment, construction, transport, health care, education, etc. Urban Management prepares for life and work in a globalized world. It helps develop the skills needed to succeed in the labor market, whose traditional model of functioning is clearly transformed. Ability to cooperate, creative problem solving, curiosity of the world, observation skills and analytical thinking – alongside specialist knowledge, desirable features in the area of ​​urban management. Urban Management creates for the students an inspiring, international environment for their development and practicing.

Meet Egina, Urban Management student and listen why she chose this course!

Iuliia Kravtsova

International Student Coordinator
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About the studies

  • The studies are conducted in English

    The studies are conducted in English due to the fact that development and work opportunities await students in every city in Europe. English as a leader for Urban Management is an asset, a requirement of times, has a positive impact on building relationships, and broadens access to knowledge resources. Accelerates networking, eliminates the distance in building relationships in the group, prepares for professional performance of the profession. It is enough to know the language at level B1 and if it is necessary, we provide an intensive training course.

  • Experienced specialists

    Urban Management combines international academic and practical experience. Classes are taught by international lecturers, practitioners from the sector of business and public, who are active in the area of ​​urban and regional development in Europe. The partner of the program is Breda University of Applied Sciences.

  • Various forms of classes

    Various forms of classes - from workshops and group projects to working in open studios and ateliers.

  • Internships

    You can have two of three-month internships under the supervision of an international specialists` team in various European institutions.

  • Diploma thesis in the form of a project

    A diploma thesis is an individual student's work in the form of a project or research carried out independently for the benefit of an employer, a specific client or university.

  • Free software

    Being CDV student you will receive the free Microsoft Office ProPlus 365 software package.

  • Additional subjects related to other directions available in the CDV

    We want our students to be able to develop fully and in accordance with their vision, that is why apart from specialization, you can choose additional subjects related to other fields of study available in CDV, including IT, creative management, graphic design, consulting and coaching, etc.

Registration fee – 0 EUR till 12.07.19


Partners of the faculty

Polish-Dutch partnership for education

About UM

Urban Management is a course that responds to the growing demand for young, well-educated people operating in the field of professional urban management, associated with urban planning skills and strategic thinking. It is a challenge for those ones who are interested in international cooperation and the development of modern, sustainable cities and European metropolises. It creates an excellent offer for those who want to shape their professional future already during their studies. This direction opens for students the possibility of building future international contacts and shapes the responsibility for their own development.

Studying Urban Management you will learn:

  • effective combination of technical and organizational skills, knowledge of economic issues and numerous soft skills, such as negotiations, conflict resolution, and engagement building in the undertaking
  • efficient work in a changing environment, taking advantage of opportunities, building visions and supporting innovation,
  • modern technological solutions allowing project and team management, creating visualizations and projects,
  • technical and engineering rules that enable planning and development of programs, plans,
    strategies, concepts and projects,
  • constructing public budget, financial and investment planning, their mutual relations and the impact on management efficiency,
  • multi-aspect analysis and comprehensive design on a local scale, in a social, functional and architectural context,
  • designing revitalization activities in degraded urban areas (currently the most important challenge for the authorities of all cities and rural areas),
  • communicate effectively with representatives of the public and private sectors, including drawing offers, solutions and decision making,
  • using 2D and 3D graphic programs necessary in the process of designing and modeling spatial structures.

Where can you work?

  • in Polish and international public, local government and government institutions, as a manager of urban and regional projects, development of rural and urban areas, planner / programmer of urban projects, international expert of urban policy
  • in non-governmental organizations, planning offices, expert teams, as a specialist of strategic management  , digital transformation in cities, planner / programmer of urban projects
  • as an independent, international consultant of projects of the urban environment, sustainable development, urban ecosystem, competitiveness, etc.


On the rapidly changing labor market, the most important next to specialist skills are the so-called soft skills such as: project management, effective communication, team work or self-presentation, which you will acquire at Collegium Da Vinci.

The university career office will help you find paid internships and find a job after agaduation.

The Erasmus program will enable you to start learning at partner universities in Europe.


Urban Management combines international academic and practical experience.

Classes are taught by an international faculty of lecturers – business and public sector practitioners, active in the area of ​​urban and regional development in Europe.

The program partner of the faculty is Breda University of Applied Sciences.


Full-time studies

The 3 + 2 model allows you to study daily and get work experience.

  • 3,5 years


  • 7 semesters

    Number of semesters

  • 2236

    Numer of hours

  • 2 236


Teaching staff

“Most important for me is to share my experience with my students. As Dutch urbanist and spatial planner I practiced the first years of my career at the Dutch ministry of economic development, in the field of regional economic development. Working at the National level is interesting, but a bit abstract. Later I started to work at RDH/Rothuizen Architecten Stedenbouwkundigen. Here my work became more practical. I was (and still am) involved in a substantial amount of projects related to (regional) urban development, city master planning, urban design and urban consultancy. I am practicing these projects in the Netherlands as well in Poland and Lithuania. In fact I am fulfilling every day a part of my dream. Working for and with society is the most inspirering for me. Monitoring progress of change, bringing understanding between people and creating concrete solutions helping people to improve their life conditions is very satisfying. I am looking forward to share this experience with young people who are choosing to step into the fascinating world of urban management!”
Dutch urban planner. Urban management lecturer.

Robert Tomczak, BEng, PhD


Robert Tomczak, BEng, PhD


expandAbout me

expandA graduate of Poznan University of Life Sciences: the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Specialization: information technology in Agricultural engineering.

expandHe defended his PhD thesis on the analysis of a complex acoustic signal with the use of neural networks in 2008. His scientific interests include issues related to artificial intelligence, neural networks and their practical use as well as the effective use of modern information technologies. In the years 2001-2013, the administrator of network and information systems, the coordinator for the security of networks and information systems (on behalf of the Rector) at Poznan University of Life Sciences. He also dealt with others designing solutions and administering server, network and access systems for the university.

expandCurious about:

expandIn addition to science, he deals with the implementation of security systems and the management of computer systems and networks. Passionate about Free Software and creativity on open licenses. He devotes free time to photography, vehicle mechanics, network security analyses and network systems.

Sylwia Mikołajczak

Dean`s representative of the faculty Urban Management

You can meet me:

Urban Management

Sylwia Mikołajczak

Dean`s representative of the faculty Urban Management


expandSylwia Mikołajczak professional experience of sixteen years focuses on topics related to the functioning of cites, local and regional governments. Based on international experience, specific areas of interest and professional practice include spatial planning, urban management, local cooperation, strategic and economic development. For over twelve years she has been working with Dutch partners in projects in the field of integrated development and water management. She participates in the implementation of Dutch government programs and actively cooperates with The Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland. Recently involved  in projects in Lithuania.

Ed Ravensbergen

Urban management lecturer

Ed Ravensbergen

Urban management lecturer


expandArchitect, Urbanist, Researcher, Lecturer and Social Entrepreneur. Urban management lecturer.

expandHe worked as a designer and project leader for leading and internationally acclaimed Dutch firms in the field of architecture and urban design, before starting his own office Nieuwbruut with Marc Holvoet, after winning a number of competitions (Europan, Eo Wijers) in 2010.

expandHe was a part of international collaborations on projects in various countries, such as France, United Kingdom, Spain, Slovakia and Poland. Starting with urban planning and design, Nieuwbruut’s work gradually and increasingly came to include doing research. Their research involves exploring processes that are shaping today’s cities and their suburbs, and the civic, social and economic domains.

expandCurrently working as a lecturer for NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences at the department of Built Environment.

Marc Holvoet

Urban management lecturer

Marc Holvoet

Urban management lecturer


expandLandscape architect, urbanist, researcher, lecturer and social entrepreneur.

expandHe worked as a designer and project leader for leading and internationally concerned dutch firms in the field of landscape architecture and urban design, before starting his own office Nieuwbruut with Ed Ravensbergen, after winning a number of competitions in 2010.

expandHe was trained as a landscape architect at the Wageningen University and the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, and gained recognition and experience with the construction of large housing projects and urban renewal and expansion projects as well as regional planning. He was a part of international collaborations on projects in various countries, such as Finland, United Kingdom, and U.S.A.

expandThe work of Nieuwbruut, starting with urban planning and design, progressively included doing research. On exploring processes that are shaping today’s cities and their suburbs, and the civic, social and economic domains. Last winter Marc completed a research called ‘Building Block for Liveable Neighbourhoods’. Currently he is conducting a EU-research Metamorphosis on the impact of children behaviour on mobility and liveability of city’s.
Marc Holvoet is currently also working as a lecturer and researcher for NHTV university of applied science at the department of Built Environment.

The Curious


1)  You have to show your passport / ID to the coordinator.

2 ) School leaving certificate or relevant document obtained abroad, legalized and/or with an apostille (authentication) attached, which authorizes you to apply for enrolment at a higher learning institution. This must be in line with Polish regulations on the recognition of foreign school certificates.

3)  Documents from the application platform must be printed and signed on each separate page: personal questionnaire, application letter to CDV Rector , contract (2 copies) and attachment to the contract  (2 copies), student oath.

4) Parent release form if you are under the age of 18 at time of application.  Ask a coordinator to send you the document.

5) Confirmation of registration fee

  •  0 Euro early registration till 12.07.19
  • 20 Euro-after 12.07.19

CDV account details for registration fee payment:


Ul. Gen. Wł. Sikorskiego 2-8

53-569 Wrocław

EUR – PL 79 1090 1476 0000 0001 3626 7962


6)  Confirmation of fees related to admission.

  • 100 Euro
    * Applicants from European Union countries as well as from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan  are exempted from payment

CDV account details


Ul. Gen. Wł. Sikorskiego 2-8

53-569 Wrocław

EUR – PL 79 1090 1476 0000 0001 3626 7962



*Please, keep in mind that all documents submitted in a language other than Polish, Russian, Ukrainian or English must be translated into Polish by a sworn-in translator.

Your documents should be sent on email or to the address below:

Collegium Da Vinci

International Student Office
Ul. Gen.T.Kutrzeby 10
61-719 Poznań



Your English Language level- B1 Intermediate can be proved:

  • Skype interview
    The date of the interview will be set after documents submission.
  • International English Language Certificate

Short essay in English (1200-1500 words), answering questions:

  • How do you perceive the city or village in which you grew up? Describe what you like the most there and what you would like to change in the future.
  • Do you think that cities will play an increasingly important role in development? Which cities in your country already play or can play such a role?
  • What is your personal motivation to study in Urban Management in an international group of students?

* visa procedures may require full annual tuition payment upon applying

Consult us to know the specific details:

* Please remember to obtain your insurance policy that will cover medical treatment costs incurred in the event of illness or accident while studying in Poland or an European Health Insurance Card. This document is important for your safe stay in Poland.

* CDV offers student dormitory Polonez Student Depot that is only 5 mins walk from the university.

Polonez Student Depot

You can complete online registration and deposit payment to book the place in the dormitory  Book online


Tuition fee. Full-time studies. Academic year 2019/2020.

Urban Management

Bachelor of engineering. Full-time studies. Duration 3,5 years.

Registration fee

  • 0
    until 12.07.19
  • 20
    after 12.07.19

Tuition fee

  • 3000
    1 year

    *visa procedures may require full annual tuition payment upon applying


  • 2x 1500
    1 semester

    *visa procedures may require full annual tuition payment upon applying


  • 12x 250
    1 month

    *visa procedures may require full annual tuition payment upon applying


Special offer

At CDV you can count on discounts in tuition feees and scholarships that will make studying easier.


  • Activities being held by renowned practitioner on labor market, your potential employers!
  • You work in small groups
  • You got access to modern equipment and software
  • Real support of Career’s office in search of practices, internships and work.
  • Number of additional activities such as brand meetings or workshops:
  • Contribution in business projects
  • Contact with the international community.

Do you have any questions?

Iuliia Kravtsova

International Student Coordinator

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