About RRDP

Focuses on rural poverty, improvement of the quality of life, and social and economic development of rural areas. Practice oriented rural regional planning is carried out regularly at district and sub-district levels following a participatory and integrated approach, and attention is paid to management of development institutions, infrastructure and physical resources to strengthen rural communities for sustainable development. 

Research Areas

International development, agricultural development, Non-governmental organizations, Rural-urban relations, Regional planning etc.

Course Highlight

The courses are structured and offered sequentially to enrich theoretical and conceptual learning of the students followed by methods and techniques and application through planning workshop course as well as in thesis research. 

Core Courses

  • Rural and Regional Development
  • Decentralization and Governance
  • Agricultural Development Planning
  • Sustainable Development Theories and Practices
  • Rural-Urban Relations
  • Community Development Planning
  • NGO Management Policy and Development Administration
  • Social Research Methods in Development Planning
  • Regional Planning Techniques
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Rural-Regional Planning Workshop
  • Public Policy

Complementary Courses

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Gender and Development: Principles and Concepts
  • Gender, Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Development
  • Gender Analysis and Gender Responsive Development Planning
  • Integrated Natural Resource Planning and Policy
  • Spatial Information System in Natural Resource Management
  • Human Conflicts and Humanitarian Emergency Management
  • Community and Climate Adaption

WE ARE CONCERN ON POVERTY ANALYSIS, CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES OF RURAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, AND MORE

Study with Us to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Poverty

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities for graduates cover many areas of regional and rural development planning focusing on poverty alleviation, rural institutions, community participation, regional planning and project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation at international, national and local levels both for government and non-governmental organizations. There is a high demand for RRDP graduates particularly in developing countries for professional practices, teaching, research and consulting activities.