“The field needs to reach a point where we study and understand the city before we plan it. Our Master’s Programme, combining empirical research to solution-based planning, aims to educate professionals capable of doing exactly this.” Mia Puttonen is a doctoral student at the University of Helsinki and coordinates the International Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning. The programme prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. You can specialise in Urban Planning and Design, Urban Ecologies and Systems or in Urban Life, Economy and Cultures. You can apply to our International Master’s Programmes as of 3 December 2018 until 11 January 2019.