USO-Built Graduate School

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    Abstract

    USO-Built is a distributed Graduate Research School under the CLUSTER (www.cluster.org) umbrella with its own aim, high-quality research and educational programs. It focuses on teaching research at the PhD and MPhil-level, concerns the technological domains of science aiming at balanced and implicit sustainability (= integral sustainability perceived as a normal quality of design) for the Built Environment in its fullest sense, indoor and outdoor, and is directly USer-Oriented (USO). The environment is viewed as a technological and designed environment with major influence on quality of life. From the design point of view the space of everyday, the environment of most people’s lives, is the focus of USO-Built. From an organisational point of view the School is a structured network with bottom-up research processes and top-down steering to harmonize cultural and intersectoral diversities. The School has been established in May 2001, and is coordinated by the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Although the SWOT analysis shows a promising future, much work is still to be done to obtain a sustainable joint research school.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPositioning of USO-Built joint graduate research school
    EditorsJ.E.M.H. van Bronswijk, C.H. Doevendans, J.J.A.M. Smeets, J. Verbeke
    Place of PublicationEindhoven
    PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Pages19-34
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

    Publication series

    NameUSO-Built Report Series
    Volume02
    ISSN (Print)1571-3121

    Conference

    ConferencePositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting
    CountryBelgium
    CityBrussels
    Period1/01/03 → …
    OtherPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School

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    Bronswijk, van, J. E. M. H., Doevendans, C. H., & Verbeke, J. (2003). USO-Built Graduate School. In J. E. M. H. van Bronswijk, C. H. Doevendans, J. J. A. M. Smeets, & J. Verbeke (Eds.), Positioning of USO-Built joint graduate research school (pp. 19-34). (USO-Built Report Series; Vol. 02). Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.