Who we are

EMiLA is a master’s programme provided by the five leading universities and schools of landscape architecture in Europe. One core idea of EMiLA is to make use of the diversity of educational programmes to create and strengthen a Europe-wide network, from which teaching, research and practice profit. The project aims at accumulating knowledge of landscape architecture, which is a young discipline.

ENSP Versailles has outstanding expertise in strategic, large-scale landscape design. The Leibniz University of Hannover has a strong track record in combining design with research. The University of Edinburgh/ Edinburgh College of Art has a high level of competency in the intensive exchange between landscape architecture and the different art disciplines, which leads to highly creative approaches. The Amsterdam University of the Arts/ Amsterdam Academy of Architecture is noted for its four-year interdisciplinary master’s programme in architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning, in which students spend 50% of their time in landscape architecture offices. ETSAB is highly experienced in the design of public open spaces, where it can draw on the experience of Barcelona, which is world-famous for its urban open space programme.


Important steps of the EMiLA network

2008 – 2010
Set up of the idea to develop a European Master’s education in the field of landscape architecture

2011 – 2013
Curriculum development granted by ERASMUS MP LLP: N°2011­3957/001­001

2013 – 2016
Test period for the new Master’s curriculum

2016 –
Consolidation of EMiLA


Founders of EMiLA

Karin Helms, Initiator of EMiLA (2008 – today)
Anje Stokmann (2008 – 2009)
Anke Schmidt (2008 – 2009)
Jordi Bellmunt (2008-2009 & 2015 – today)
Noël van Dooren (2008 – 2009)
Martin Prominski (2009 – today)
Martí Franch Batllori (2009 – 2010)
Lisa MacKenzie (2009 – today)
Verena Butt (2010 – 2015)
Maria Goula (2010 – 2013)
Marieke Timmermanns (2010 – 2014)
Marina Cervera (2011 – 2014)