Anna van Rossem

Anna van Rossem
Many of the things you learn are immediately applicable in real life.
Anna van Rossem
Planning, Land and Real Estate Development
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BSc Geografie, Planologie en Milieu - Radboud Universiteit

Anna van Rossem is a Master's student Planning, Land and Real Estate Development.

What do you like about the programme/specialisation and why? How has the programme/specialisation challenged you (in relation to your previous education)?

I like the way it incorporates so many different fields. You learn about the theoretical and institutional side, but also the legal side. Many of the things you learn are also immediately applicable in real life. It really changes the way you look at your surroundings.

What do you think about the atmosphere in class (for example the relationship between students and with the teachers/researchers)?

I've always been happy to attend lectures and working groups. I appreciate that this Master's brings together students that are spatially interested, with this interest covering many different fields (water, infrastructure, housing, climate, etc.). This makes working together really fun and interesting.

What do you find most challenging in your Master’s (specialisation)? Have you encountered any obstacles?

The Master's demands a lot of group work, and even though this is fun and interesting, it can also be very time consuming. In addition, I wish there were more options to specialise. Despite the specialisations that this Master's offers, you are educated on a wide spectrum of topics, which can be both a blessing and a curse. You know a bit about everything, but you are not really specialised in anything.

Are you currently doing an internship? Or what is your thesis about?

Currently, I am an intern at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations at the Spatial Development department. My research is about the intergovernmental and interdepartemental co-creation of the NOVEX processes.

Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? What are your plans once have received your Master's degree?

YES! I firmly believe spatial planning is really important. Especially when looking at the big (spatial) challenges that we have to face in the coming years. Water, Energy transition, housing shortage, etc. It is all spatially related.