IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam


About Erasmus University

Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international knowledge workshop for critical thinking and academic training, driven by a strong focus on current social issues. The university concentrates its expertise on issues of management, organisation and policy in the public and private sectors on the one hand, as well as on the field of sickness and health care.

The university aims to generate and share knowledge from research through education and to transfer knowledge to the community. Its driving forces are academic curiosity, critical reflection and social engagement.

About Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an international centre of excellence of Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands founded in 1958. IHS has almost 60 years of experience in the field of urban management and development in six different areas of urban expertise: environment and climate change, housing, land, planning, competitiveness and infrastructure.

We are dedicated to developing human capacities worldwide, through high-quality education and training, and aim to reduce urban poverty and improve the quality of life in cities. Our academic staff is involved in international teaching and training missions at all times, continuously working towards development of innovative urban solutions. We take pride in our interdisciplinary approach to education, through which we ensure real-life urban issues and solutions are addressed back in our curriculum.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MSc Program in Urban Management and Development (UMD14)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

Are you always coming up with solutions and innovations for the cities of the world? Do you think globally and act locally? Have you got what it takes to be a city changer? Our lecturers, students and alumni are excellent professionals, developing and managing urban projects and initiatives all over the world. If you want to learn the ins and outs of city management from our international expert lecturers and guest lecturers, this might be your spot! [+]

IHS offers a 12 month Master of Science in Urban Management and Development which provides a unique opportunity for both professionals and bachelor graduates to invest in enhancing their qualifications and academic development. The programme prepares participants with the knowledge and skill-set necessary to become innovative urban managers and leaders who analyze and develop cities based on in-depth understanding of urban theory and practice. Upon completion of the programme, participants receive a worldwide recognized Master of Science degree from IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Programme features

Highly international study environment with participants from over 45 different nations. Lecturers with long-standing international teaching and working experience in the field. High profile guest lecturers from established institutions such as UN-HABITAT, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Lund University. Unique training methodology of role-playing games, real-life case study analysis, class debates and on-site visits. 6 different specializations offering a unique chance to tailor your study and broaden your career path. Focus on linking theory to real-world urban challenges and solutions developed and perfected in IHS’ almost 60 years of experience in the field. The balanced learning environment of guided training and self-study. ... [-]


Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies, IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Address Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 Mandevile, 14th floor
3062 PA Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Website http://www.ihs.nl/
Phone + 31 10 408 9825