About Erasmus University
Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international knowledge workshop for critical thinking and academic training, driven by a strong focus on current social issues. The university concentrates its expertise on issues of management, organisation and policy in the public and private sectors on the one hand, as well as on the field of sickness and health care.
The university aims to generate and share knowledge from research through education and to transfer knowledge to the community. Its driving forces are academic curiosity, critical reflection and social engagement.
About Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an international centre of excellence of Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands founded in 1958. IHS has almost 60 years of experience in the field of urban management and development in six different areas of urban expertise: environment and climate change, housing, land, planning, competitiveness and infrastructure.
We are dedicated to developing human capacities worldwide, through high-quality education and training, and aim to reduce urban poverty and improve the quality of life in cities. Our academic staff is involved in international teaching and training missions at all times, continuously working towards development of innovative urban solutions. We take pride in our interdisciplinary approach to education, through which we ensure real-life urban issues and solutions are addressed back in our curriculum.