Ausmip R&DaR and AUSMIP+ allow for tailor-made allocations and a customized setup of research at any of the partners’ facilities, many of them internationally recognized as Centers of Excellence.
Moving – or being moved - within the Ausmip ‘loop’ or network, researchers can choose between a high number of possible options. They are thus able to tackle the issues of demographic change and a sustainable life quality from one, two or multiple viewpoints, combining two or more of the Ausmip research strands. Along with those researchers, knowledge will freely flow through the predefined links and nodes of the network, strengthening existing links and eventually give rise to new nodes and links, generating trans-discilinary multi-perspective solutions.
Students and researchers will be taught and trained not only conventionally, but will also be prepared to facilitate a sustainable integration of advanced technologies in the various fields related to planning and architecture, thereby stressing the principle of ‘Practicability’
Ausmip responds to a major, ongoing shift in architecture, urban planning and design; Less architects and urban planners work in their domain while more civil engineers, economists, lawyers, and others take over specific parts of architects’ and planners’ work load. Additionally, new information and communication technologies create a paradigm change towards establishing new job profiles, new employment opportunities and ultimately innovation. Conventional competences transform into broader competences and interdisciplinary knowledge becomes more important than ever before.
Ausmip thus follows the idea of the architect or urban planner being a master builder. Translating the idea of the master builder into today’s reality means that architects or urban planners shaping tomorrow’s environment have to become global thinkers and multi-skilled/versatile team players and network builders.
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