PhD programme Urban Development and Governance
IHS provides an environment that stimulates inspiring ideas on the crossroads of theory and practice in urban development and governance. Urban professionals grow as individuals and as academics and the knowledge and the ideas they develop at IHS will contribute to them making a positive impact on the world.
The IHS PhD programme provides a refreshing academic-to-practice environment in which talented individuals can develop their ideas and broaden their experience to become the leading professionals in research, education and practice of urban development. IHS guarantees a productive working environment and offers a flexible programme with a variety of modalities and research possibilities. This PhD programme brings together professionals from all over the world, supporting their research in a variety of topics. Below, you can see an overview of our six main research clusters:
- Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure
- Urban Competitiveness and Resilience
- Urban Environment and Climate Change
- Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice
- Urban Land Governance
- Urban Strategies and Planning
Students in the PhD programme receive an à la carte menu of courses, tailored to the various stages of the PhD track: Introduction courses for beginning PhD students; methodology courses and philosophy of science; In-depth theory courses for advanced PhD students; and final stages courses. Students engage with colleagues in a small-class environment on challenging research problems of interest to both academia and practice. Studying the PhD at IHS gives students the opportunity to directly contribute to research and education and receive a combination of academic guidance, as well as reflection from years of practical experience in the fields below.
|1. IHS PhD candidate|
Entire research (3-4 years) at IHS/EUR with mandatory stay on site of only 3 months per year.
|Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)||€12,500 per year|
|2. Joint PhD candidate||Research at IHS/EUR + another university. Defense at IHS/EUR.||Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)||€12,500 per year|
|3. Double Degree PhD candidate||Research at IHS/EUR + another university. Defense can take place at both universities.||Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) + Other university||€12,500 per year|
|4. Sandwich PhD candidate||Research at another university + 1 year (or less) at IHS. Defense at the home university.||Other university||€12,500 per year|
|5. Visiting scholar||Postdoc researchers visiting for a short period, who has as the primary purpose of visiting the Erasmus campus is to conduct individual research.||N/A|
6 months: € 1,500
Up to 3 months: € 900