IHS 65th anniversary

Collaboration and Co-creation for Liveable Cities
Thursday 26 Oct 2023, 14:00 - 18:00
Spoken Language

Erasmus Paviljoen

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This year IHS is commemorating a major milestone - we are celebrating our 65th anniversary. The celebratory event aims to showcase what IHS, as part of EUR, has achieved in terms of urban development. It reflects on how the institute can work on making cities better places to live for their citizens.

About the event 

The aim of this event is to celebrate what IHS has achieved, showcase what it currently offers and reflect on how IHS can, in collaboration with other parties, work on making cities and urban regions better places to live for all that dwell there. 

We will delve into the critical role of Capacity Building through Knowledge Sharing, exploring their relationship with lifelong learning. We will highlight the crucial contribution of IHS in supporting Erasmus University's efforts to enhance this area. EUR recognizes the importance of lifelong learning and has made it a strategic priority in order to respond to challenges such as an ageing population and climate change. As part of this commitment, IHS plays a significant role in promoting lifelong learning in the field of urban development through capacity development and knowledge sharing.


Walk-in and welcome drink. 

The event will start with a welcome speech by IHS General Director David Dodman.

The goal of this session is to give the audience the context of Collaboration and Co-creation by exploring the power of capacity building through knowledge sharing. Panelists will focus on the “What” of capacity building, explaining how our approach to capacity building has changed over time and how it will continue to evolve, to support cities in becoming liveable, sustainable and inclusive in the coming decades. Panellists will also give examples from their field of work.

There will be a 15-min break in between the two sessions. 

The goal of this session is to showcase the impact and contributions of IHS and its alumni in the urban field, using the past-present-future timeline as a framework. After taking the audience through the context of collaboration and knowledge sharing in session 1, session 2, panellists should focus on the “How” of achieving impact, providing good case practices and examples from their field of work. The panellists will be IHS staff who actively participate in projects and educational programmes and alumni who are contributing to a better future of cities through their work.

In the end of the event, the audience and all guests will have the opportunity to connect with each other and enjoy some drinks and snacks. 

More about the speakers

The speakers for each session will be announced very soon. 

More about Lustrum 

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The IHS anniversary event is organised under the Lustrum umbrella. This year Erasmus University Rotterdam is celebrating its 110th anniversary. Over the course of the following months, there are various events at the university to celebrate its birthday, including the IHS celebratory event. 

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