Building your skills to become a better urban manager

Training is one of the most effective ways to strengthen capacity and to improve the potential of organisations. The interactive and international educational and training programmes provided by IHS aim at improving knowledge, skills and attitudes. These are needed to manage the urban development processes of today. Apart from in-class activities, simulation games, lectures, case studies and practical exercises, the IHS programmes also include field visits to important projects and municipalities dealing with contemporary burning urban and housing issues. 

The IHS course programmes range from short post-graduate diploma courses to Master Degree programmes and a PhD programme. All of them provide a wealth of case study references from various parts of the world. Within each of these programmes, participants can choose either to enroll in a complete course, leading to a diploma or a degree, or in some cases to participate in one or more modules of the degree programme. 

Over 8.000 participants have attended IHS courses. We are proud about the IHS Alumni International Network which includes ministers, mayors, successful businessmen, university lecturers and renowned NGO activists.