Aleppo Project Teaches Real-World Skills to SPP Public Policy Students

March 21, 2016

"This course has been amazing. We are learning so much – about Aleppo, of course, but also about many other cities and reconstruction projects around the world," said Anne Hardt (Mundus MAPP '16). Robin Fraiture and Bouchra Bouchkouj, also first-year Mundus MAPP students, agree. They are three of the students enrolled in "The Aleppo Project" course at the School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University. This four-credit, two-term course provides SPP students with a unique and, according to these students, exceptionally valuable opportunity to get involved in a "real project."

The project that Bouchkouj, Fraiture, and Hardt are working on is related to housing in post-conflict Aleppo, Syria. "Reconstruction is a perfect time," said Fraiture, "to introduce new and innovative ideas – like sustainable and environmentally-friendly housing."

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