Strategic alliances

Since the 1970’s, IHS has been involved in institution building programmes in a number of countries, resulting in the establishment of new training and capacity building institutions or the strengthening of existing ones. These institutions have evolved to become active players in local capacity building addressing the challenges of making cities work in their home countries and region. As a partner of these institutions, IHS conducts joint training, research and technical advisory works.

In addition, IHS has strategic alliances, partnership and framework agreements with national and local government institutions, NGO’s and multilateral organisations that support IHS in achieving its mission on a global scale. These partnerships vary from a range of direct on-the-job assistance to tailor-made programmes linked to specific policies, and programme implementation to research and capacity building activities.

In The Netherlands and abroad, apart from various departments of its home university, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, IHS also works in partnership with the other Dutch International Education Institutes like the Institute of Social Studies-ISS, International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences-ITC, Institute for Water Education-IHE UNESCO and Wageningen University in a number of research and educational projects.

IHS is an active member in a number of international networks and professional discussion groups like the European Network of Housing Research, the Best Practice Network, the EU sponsored URBAL Network, NAERUS etc. IHS is also a knowledge partner of IBSA-HS, a trilateral agreement between India, Brazil and South Africa, to promote South-Cooperation and exchange on several mutually agreed upon areas of interest within the housing sector. 

Academic partners

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
International Institute of Social Studies

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Renmin University of China (RUC)

School of Public Administration and Policy

School of Environment and Natural Resources

Gadjah Mada University

Fudan University

School of Social Development and Public Policy

Moscow Architectural Institute

Wuhan University

School of Resources and Environmental Science

POLIS University

Sun Yat Sen University
School of Government

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SIPA), School of International and Public Affairs,

 Urban networks & associations

European Association of Development, Research and Training Institutes (EAIE)

European Association for International Education (GLTN)

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)
Cities Network Campaign (CNC)
International Urban Development Association (INTA)
The Habitat International Coalition (HIC)
World Urban Campaign (WUC)
Cities Alliance

Other partners

IMG Rebel
Perum Perumnas