IHS Mission Statement

IHS is an international centre of excellence associated with the Erasmus University Rotterdam and operating on a global scale that offers specialized postgraduate education, training, advisory services and applied research in the fields of urban management, housing and urban environment with the mission to develop human and institutional capacities to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities.

Urban professionals, lecturers and researchers - linking theory with practice

IHS to the core

IHS' approach to the problems faced in reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in cities is based on the cross-fertilization of three activities: education, advisory services and applied research.  

IHS strongly believes in linking theory and practice: staff members spend a substantial amount of time working in the field, possessing applicable expertise within the context of different countries they have worked in, and thus providing support, training and services that are relevant for course participants and clients.

IHS core thematic areas

IHS education, advisory services and research all revolve around six main thematic areas: