Study with the experts in urban development studies at IHS!
Founded in 1958, The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an international center of excellence in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. IHS has 60 years of experience in the field of urban management and development in these different areas of urban expertise:
- Urban Strategies and Planning
- Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change
- Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice
- Urban Land Governance
- Urban Competitiveness and Resilience
- Green Cities and Infrastructure (GCI)
Through high quality education and training, IHS is dedicated to developing human capacities worldwide. IHS aims to reduce urban poverty and improve the quality of life in cities. Today more people live in cities than ever before. Our urban future confronts us with great innovations and challenges. Cities need urban professionals who can understand, face and manage these developments to create urban futures that improve the quality of life in cities.
IHS trains and advises urban professionals on a global scale through its integrated approach in education, advisory services, and research that offers practice and theory on urban management and development. Academic staff is involved in international teaching and training missions, and continuously works towards the development of innovative urban solutions. IHS takes pride in their interdisciplinary approach to education, through which real-life urban issues and solutions are addressed.
IHS strongly believes in linking theory and practice. Staff members spend a substantial amount of their time working in the field, giving them advanced knowledge of the circumstances within various countries in which they work and provide support.
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