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are you investing in your city? are you investing in your future? ihs - course prospectus 2011 / 2012

ihs is the international institute of urban management of Erasmus University Rotterdam


ihs - course prospectus 2011 / 2012

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ihs is the international institute of urban management of Erasmus University Rotterdam


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ihs - erasmus university rotterdam

ihs - master programmes

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MSc - urban management and development (umd)

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MSc - financial management: urban infrastructure finance (mfm)

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MSc - management of european metropolitan regions (memr)

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MSc - double degree: urban and regional planning and management in Indonesia (dd)

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ihs - post graduate diploma courses international course on housing and urban development (ichud)

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land management and informal settlement regularization (lmisr)

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urban management tools for climate change (umtcc)

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urban management, development and theory (umdt)

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developing social housing projects (dshp)

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preparing bankable public private partnership projects (pbppp)

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local economic development: policies for small and medium scale enterprise development (led)

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urban planning: from strategies to local action (up)

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course abroad - eco-cities: policies for sustainable energy (ec)

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distance learning course - e-learning course on innovations in financing cities (elifc)

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ihs - application & admission

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welcome from the director

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Having accumulated in-depth knowledge in the field of urban management for more than 50 years, ihs has grown to be a leading knowledge centre, providing effective and innovative solutions to urban problems worldwide. Today, as centre of excellence in the field of urban management and development of Erasmus University Rotterdam, ihs provides high quality educational programmes, specialized post-graduate training, applied research projects, as well as advisory services around the globe. ihs believes in partnership and joint efforts. Together with our worldwide partner universities and institutes, and especially with over 7,500 ihs alumni from more than 140 nations, we have built a strong global network of urban professionals. We are proud of our alumni and are encouraged by their achievements. Their contribution to the ihs network provides us with fresh concepts and dynamic perspectives to face today’s urban challenges. Coming from many different countries, our staff, students and alumni share one common goal: a better urban future for all! With such a firm goal in mind, we will continue with our efforts in developing human and institutional capacities to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities. It would be my pleasure to see you joining the ihs global network and benefiting from our educational programmes, research projects and advisory services. I look forward to personally welcoming you to ihs Rotterdam! Kees van Rooijen ihs Director Rotterdam, the Netherlands


ihs - erasmus university rotterdam

More than 7,500 urban professionals from over 140 different nations have attended ihs courses.

more than 50 years of making cities work Today ihs is utilizing its considerable experience in applied knowledge on housing and urban development. We help individuals, organizations and cities to find suitable approaches to housing and sustainable urban development and management issues, and in this way enable cities throughout the world to plan their own futures. ihs is the International Institute of Urban Management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (eur) and is situated at the university campus. Founded in 1913, the eur has an academic reputation worldwide and is consistently ranked among the world’s leading universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement and other similar bodies. The academic focus of the eur is on economics, management, organization and policy in the public and private sectors, as well as on health care. Its research programmes include applied economics, financial management, psychological science, as well as urban management and development. ihs collaborates closely with the Erasmus School of Economics and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Erasmus School of Economics includes International Economics and Regional, Transport and Port Economics. The latter has an extensive research programme on European Urban Management. The Faculty of Social Sciences provides research and education in public administration, environmental science, political science, sociology and psychology. It encompasses relevant research programmes on urban sociology, management of industrial ecology, water and transport. The eur has alliances with other leading universities, including the University of Cambridge and Harvard University.

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Founded in 1958 during the post-war reconstruction of Rotterdam, ihs was established to communicate to governments in the developing world the knowledge concerning housing and urban planning that was acquired in Rotterdam. During these 50 years ihs has developed into a leading international knowledge centre that makes cities work.


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ihs is the international institute of urban management of Erasmus University Rotterdam


research

Current ihs urbanization trends indicate that urban professionals P.O. Box 1935 who make cities work are in demand. The 3000 ihsbx curriculum Rotterdam ranges from short courses to PhD programmes. the Netherlands Since 1958, more than 7,500 urban professionals from over 140 different nations have attended courses. The professional success of ihs visiting ihs address alumni clearly indicates Burgemeester Oudlaanthat 50 ihs courses prepare our th participants T-building -for 14excellent floor careers both in the private and public sectors. Woudestein Campus Erasmus University All3062 ihs courses are taught in English. The programmes pa Rotterdam distinguish themselves by their international and the Netherlands informal p 0031 atmosphere. 10 408 9825 Courses bring together participants from over the world, many of whom already f 0031 10all 408 9826 have a wealth of experience. This stimulates the e ihs@ihs.nl development of interpersonal and cross-cultural skills admission@ihs.nl that can enhance participants’ rates of success in the job market. www.ihs.nl

ihs conducts research to support sound policy decisions. The research and PhD programmes of ihs and Erasmus University Rotterdam focus on housing and urban development. Its practical orientation, combined with an academic attention to detail, results in research with clear applications, well rooted in current theory. The PhD programme focuses on urban management and development in developing countries and countries in transition. Themes include urban public policy and planning, urban management and governance, urban economics and finance, housing and real estate management, urban social studies, and environmental and infrastructure management of urban areas. Participation in the PhD programme is by invitation only.

advisory services Our advisory services include solid technical assistance linked with a concern for institutional capacity. We mobilize extensive and practical international experience and cross-country comparisons on the successes and failures in the housing and urban sector. Our policy and practical advice, covering both conventional and innovative solutions, pays attention to the capacity realities and requirements to really make a difference in cities. Our clients include national and city governments, the World Bank, United Nations, un-habitat, the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, and others.

The Master of Science programmes at ihs are officially accredited as academic Master programmes by the Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organization (nvao). They meet the stringent quality criteria of the Government of the Netherlands. The programmes are registered at the Dutch Central Register of Higher Education (croho). ihs education programmers and courses adhere to the Code of Conduct for international students in the Netherlands.

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contact education


training partners Erasmus School of Economics (ese) Rotterdam School of Management (rsm) Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands www.eur.nl Institute for Social Studies (iss) Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands www.iss.nl

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Berlage Institute (bi), the Netherlands www.berlage-institute.nl Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (lilp), usa www.lincolninst.edu Housing Development and Management (hdm), Lund University, Sweden www.hdm.lth.se Rebel Group Advisory (Rebel), the Netherlands www.rebelgroup.com Gadjah Mada University (ugm), Indonesia www.ugm.ac.id/eng


Raul Hinojosa iv - usa Master student (2009-2010)

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‘At ihs, you learn to broaden your views outside of what your city, state, and country think.’


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The ihs Master programmes are officially accredited as academic master programmes by the Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organization (nvao). These high academic quality programmes link urban theories to practice and enable the participants of these programmes to become innovative urban professionals.

Rein van der Zee Paris, France


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MSc - urban management and development (umd)

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partners duration dates

Erasmus School of Economics / Social Science Faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam / Housing Development and Management (hdm), Lund University, Sweden / Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (lilp), usa 12 months 7 Oct 2011 – 21 Sep 2012

The Master programme in urban management and development and management links theory to practice. The practical focus and worldwide experience of ihs is combined with the urban research of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Lund University of Sweden. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy adds (Latin-) American research and experience. The experiences of Dutch and other European cities are also incorporated into the programme’s study of urban processes. Through its comprehensive approach, the Master programme examines the economic, social, physical, managerial and political aspects of urban manageThis Master programme provides a unique opportunity ment and development. It combines lectures with case studies, working groups, best practices, discussions, for professionals and excellent bachelor graduates to field visits and fieldwork. invest in their future. It will enable you to become an innovative urban manager, a leader who analyzes and develops cities based on a thorough understanding of The intensive 12-month Master programme includes a core period, which offers in-depth insight into urban urban theory and practice. problems, policies and trends around the world; a specialization period during which participants can focus on a particular aspect of urban management and development, and culminates in participants writing a thesis on a topic of their choice.

The practical focus and worldwide experience of ihs is combined with the urban research of ihs partners in Europe, Asia and America.

The six specializations offered in this programme include:


specialization

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managing urban governance (mug)

urban social development (usd)

land development strategies (lds)

This specialization focuses on innovative and practical approaches, on theories and tools that help city managers improve urban governance systems. It looks at how city managers are working to identify key areas of change, assess current levels of performance and implement strategies to improve the functioning of local government.

This specialization enables you to analyze and develop social policies based on new social development paradigms. It develops skills in the formulation and implementation of integrated urban social policies.

This specialization focuses on the formulation and implementation of land policies and land development strategies to make serviced urban land accessible for all. The course enables you to compare land policy, strategy and management approaches.

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urban & regional development strategies (urds)

housing development strategies (hds)

urban environmental & infrastructure management (ueim)

The focus of this specialization is on strategies for local economic development, carefully balanced with sustainability. The specialization makes strong use of an experiential case-based approach to ensure maximum learning from both theory and its application in practice.

The housing specialization enables you to assess, design and implement policies, programmes and projects for housing delivery, particularly to low-income families. The programme builds understanding of the functioning and performance of the housing sector and housing delivery processes.

The course aims to equip urban professionals with the latest insights and skills to identify and analyze environmental problems and to manage sustainable urban development. For more information on the programme and its six specializations, please visit:

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specialization


MSc - financial management: urban infrastructure finance (mfm) partner duration dates

Rotterdam School of Management (rsm), Erasmus University Rotterdam 12 months 1 Sep 2011 – 30 Aug 2012

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This new master programme is jointly organized by Rotterdam School of Management and ihs. The programme is tailor-made for those responsible for or interested in public infrastructure finance, and working for governments, banks, developers, public private partnership vehicles or consultancy firms. Through this one year programme participants will have a comprehensive understanding of urban infrastructure finance within the context of decentralized public finance and public private partnerships. They will be able to manage capital finance and expenditure management of complex urban infrastructure programmes. Participants will undertake six modules in order to obtain the Master of Science degree in Financial Management.

The lectures will be delivered by leading academics from rsm and ihs, as well as outstanding professionals from various companies. The course applies lessons learned from the public and private sector. Participants will be challenged to combine these for effective and efficient financial management. For more detailed information, please visit:

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Through this one year programme jointly organized by rsm and ihs, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of urban infrastructure finance within the context of decentralized public finance and public private partnerships.


‘ihs has backed me up with the skills needed to be an innovative urban manager by sowing seed of knowledge into my future.’

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Fola Omowole Bolaji - Nigeria Master student (2009-2010)


MSc - management of european metropolitan regions (memr)

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partner Erasmus Erasmus School School of Economics of Economics (ESE), (ese), Erasmus University Erasmus Rotterdam University Rotterdam duration duration 1212 months months dates 14 Sep2011 2011 – 2012 dates 7 Oct –14 21Oct Sep 2012 Designed for European urban managers and those interested in studying European competitive cities, this master programme aims to create urban managers that are able to develop sustainable and competitive metropolitan regions. The programme combines an intensive academic education with concrete European experiences. The programme is European, academic and research based with the focus on urban competitiveness. The topics of the course include Urban Dynamics, Managing the Urban Economy, Urban Management in Europe, City Marketing, Urban Governance, Urban Culture & Tourism, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, and Transport Economics & Policy.

The programme is jointly organized by ihs and Erasmus School of Economics (ese). For the first six months of the programme, participants will stay at ihs, eur, Rotterdam. During this period, the courses will be linked to the Master programme in Urban Management and Development. The last six months comprise research by the participants in Barcelona, Antwerp, Copenhagen or Venice. For more detailed information, please visit:

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This master programme, which is jointly organized by ihs and ese, combines an intensive academic education with concrete european experiences.


MSc - double degree: urban and regional planning and management in Indonesia (dd) partner Gadjah Mada University (ugm), Indonesia duration 24 months dates 7 Oct 2011 – 28 Sep 2013

Designed for urban planners in Indonesian central, regional and local governments, as well as planners in the private sector of Indonesia, this programme will enable participants to become innovative urban planners.

Designed for urban planners in Indonesian central, regional and local governments, as well as planners in the private sector of Indonesia, this programme will enable participants to become innovative planners, technically capable to formulate planning documents in a multidisciplinary process and substantially capable to manage the implementation of plans within the context of specific social, environmental and political settings. The first year of the course focuses on Indonesia. The second year will be spent at ihs joining the Master programme in urban management and development. The programme combines classroom lectures, with group exercises, individual exercises, discussions, field visits in Indonesia and the Netherlands, studios and an individual thesis. The series of studio courses are intended to provide practical experience in development planning, with a case study of spatial planning at the local level in an urban or regional context. For more detailed information, please visit:

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The programme combines one year in Yogyakarta, Indonesia studying urban and regional planning in Indonesia with one year on urban management and development in the Netherlands. It offers two accredited master diplomas within a two year span, namely Master of Engineering in Urban and Regional Planning, from Gadja Mada University, Indonesia and Master of Science in Urban Management and Development from ihs.


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ihs - post graduate diploma courses ihs has 50 years of experience in short focused diploma courses tailored to the needs of midcareer professionals. Following a short course is a flexible way to increase your own or your staff’s land knowledge and skills while temporarily residing in the Netherlands.

Tuca Vieira São Paulo, Brazil

These courses deal with a very specific topic evolved from the knowledge and experience developed in our research and advisory work. The courses are compact and intensive by nature. The programmes are interactive and demand active contribution from both participants and lecturers.


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international course on housing and urban development (ichud)

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partner duration dates

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (lilp), usa 3 months 9 Feb – 6 May 2011

Applicants can select one of the following six specializations on offer: Housing Development Strategies, Urban Environmental Management, Urban Social Development, Land Development Strategies, Managing Urban Governance, and Urban and Regional Development Strategies. The courses of the master programme guarantee the academic depth of the Designed for urban professionals with at least 3 study, while at the same time complementary activiyears of working or researching experience, this ties of more practical focus are built in the programme course offers the opportunity to join part of the to link the learning to the participants’ own work specialization period of the MSc programme in Urban environment.The course has a practical orientation, Management and Development, and in addition provide the opportunity to tailor the study programme combining field experience with conceptual frameworks and methodologies. Lecturers will introduce to your own needs and interest by choosing elective key topics, which will be reinforced by readers, case courses. studies, group discussions, assignments and exercises designed to draw on the accumulated expertise of the students.

‘The cooperation between ihs and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (usa) in the land course surprised me with new theories, concepts and methodologies and brought me new ways of thinking about urban problems in my country.’ Vu Thi Phuong Linh - Vietnam 3 month diploma course student ichud88 - Land Development Strategies and the Future of Cities (2006)

For more detailed information, please visit:

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land management and informal settlement regularization (lmisr) partner duration dates

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (lilp), usa 1 month 4 Jul – 29 Jul 2011

‘The course gave us broader understanding on how the land market operates, the causes of informality, how other countries respond to it, and the various efforts exerted by different stakeholders to understand its existence in the society.’ part of the validatory speech from

Tabitha Siwale of Tanzania Former Minister of Urban Development / Member of Parliament / Chief Executive Officer of wat - Human Settlement Trust

This course will enable participants to understand the underlying causes of informal occupation of land and slum formation, to acquire knowledge and skills to develop upgrading strategies to improve slums, and to formulate policies that create options to prevent new slum formation. The course is intensive in nature and innovative, demanding a proactive attitude from participants. Participants are engaged in a number of specially designed learning environments that comprise lectures, practical exercises, case study analysis, role-playing games, video films discussions and controversial policy debates. The course draws from lessons learned through international experience and stimulates creative thinking as participants are exposed to contexts from a wide variety of countries. For more detailed information, please visit:

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Existing informal settlements need to be regularized and upgraded and their growth urgently needs to be decompressed, therefore an adequate land management scheme is required. This should create tools and strategies that enhance and scale up the supply of adequate serviced land that is accessible for all, particularly to the poor. Land management is the basis for creating a viable alternative to households that have little choice but to resort to slums. As housing cannot be dissociated from land a sound housing policy needs to begin with a sound preventive land policy.

This is a joint programme of ihs and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (usa), designed specifically for those involved with land and housing policies, and those facing the challenges of providing shelter for the poor in cities in developing countries and countries in transition. This course responds to the un Millennium Development Goal 7 Target 11, which advocates improved living conditions for 100 million slum dwellers up to the year 2020.


urban management tools for climate change (umtcc)

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partner un-habitat duration 1 month dates 4 May – 27 May 2011

Jointly run with un-habitat, this course introduces climate change as an integral part of sustainability, its impact and main strategies for mitigation and adaptation. From the onset of the course, participants will apply theory and best practices to concrete Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete cases. For each of these cases, Local Climate Change actions to mitigate climate change and adapt the city Plans will be prepared by participants, including risk to rising water levels, drought and other natural disas- and vulnerability assessments, strategies for mititers related to the heating of the earth. What concrete gation and adaptation, concrete actions and financial arrangements. There will be weekly field trips activities should a city undertake and what works? This course offers management tools for urban policy to relevant areas in Rotterdam, being one of the 40 makers, planners, researchers and environmentalists. cities of the Clinton initiative. The course will look at the Rotterdam Climate Initiative, Rotterdam Climate Proof Programme and a range of innovative plans and actions - such as ‘floating communities’ - that aim to transform a polluting harbour city below sea level into a co2 neutral city.

Jointly run with un-habitat, this course introduces climate change as an integral part of sustainability, its impact and main strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare and manage local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local action. The course will offer specific tools and practices to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular energy, transport, housing and water. For more detailed information, please visit:

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urban management, development and theory (umdt) duration 3 months dates 7 Oct – 31 Dec 2011

The course can be attended as a short course or as part of the Master of Science over three years. In the latter case, this course is comprised of the first year of the master programme. The second year allows participants to specialize during a period of four months; and the third year is comprised of research methods and a thesis. The second year can partly be attended by e-learning and the last year can be fully attended from home and supervised from a distance. Hence, the participants can acquire a fully-accredited master degree by being away for only 6 months spread over two years.

‘This one-week experience was as good as the first time when I was here 8 years ago. The ihs atmosphere enables you to focus on your studies and the library is rich in so many different themes; very helpful for my work’ Cid Blanco Junior - Brazil Ministerio das Cidades

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By the end of the course, participants know the latest theories on urban management and development. They will be able to critically evaluate these theories and assess their relevance for the local condition. With this theoretical underpinning, participants will The course is designed for mid-career urban professionals with an interest in the latest urban theory and be enabled to analyze urban policies, argue a multi stakeholder approach, analyze governance and planurban management theory. This course offers the latest theory on urban development and management. ning structures and develop neighborhood action plans. It guides participants through economic, social and environmental theories and links these to the latest For more detailed information, please visit: management theories, including theories on policies, plans, finances and governance structures. It offers the knowledge to analyze urban development and to r www.ihs.nl/umdt manage the cities of the future.


developing social housing projects (dshp)

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duration 1 month dates 4 May – 27 May 2011

The course draws on the long-term experiences and experiments of social housing in the Netherlands and of other international best practices. It focuses on the crucial elements that make social housing projects This course is primarily designed to build the capacity work. The course will be a blend of lectures, expert’s seminars, excursions/field visits and group exercises of social housing developers, both private and public presenting international (best) practices and knowagents. It targets housing and planning officials in national and local governments, housing actors opera- ledge. The state-of-the-art knowledge and experience ting in housing-related institutions, the private sector, of social housing in the Netherlands is used in a case ngo sector and councilors involved in housing delivery. study of a Dutch social housing project which is the The professionals targeted are developers, architects, backbone to introducing all the complex aspects and actors. A series of workshops supports the skill deveurban designers, building inspectors, (construction) engineers and housing programme/project managers. lopment of participants to formulate their own plan of action for the development of a social housing project in their own country.

‘Lecturers and staff at ihs are really open and always ready to support, advise and encourage students in their learning process.’ Alejandro Torres - Colombia Master student (2009-2010)

At the end of the course, participants of the course will be able to successfully develop a social housing project proposal defining designs and plans, financial instruments, management structure and the institutional set-up. Many social housing projects do not reach low to middle income households, because they are unaffordable or the design and location is inappropriate. The development phase, where social housing policies are translated into action, is crucial in ensuring that social housing reaches low- to middleincome households. For more detailed information, please visit:

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Tan Yan - China Master student (2009-2010)

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‘Regular exursions and international student activities at ihs provided me a platform to know more about the Netherlands, to make new friends and to express myself.’


preparing bankable public private partnership projects (pbppp)

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duration 1 month dates 30 May – 24 Jun 2011

The course has a practical focus: it will deal with the key aspects of and issues faced in public private partnerships, it will include three days of field visits to best practices in the Netherlands, and a programGovernments worldwide face the challenge to provide med exercise that will take the participant through the infrastructure and services in the appropriate quantity process of putting together bankable ppp projects. and quality. Governments are increasingly under pres- The course will be case based, meaning that partisure to perform with limited resources. Knowing how cipants will analyze and discuss a diverse series of cases, from countries in the developing and develoto leverage and finance for investment in infrastrucped world, and will derive lessons from these that ture and services is essential. The trend, in recent will bring value to ppp interventions in their own years, has been for governments to work in partnership with the private sector to tap its potential and to countries. increase funding from private sources. However, the process of preparing and putting projects out to bid is a lengthy and complicated process; the process of working together over the longer term is not an easy task. In fact, the knowledge and skills within government bodies to prepare bankable ppp projects that are sustainable over the longer term are often missing. An important aspect of partnership projects is good project preparation; this ensures that value for money is created, risk is shared and problems in implementation are avoided. Well prepared projects help to avoid failures on the part of the private sectors to deliver. The process of structuring a healthy transaction can be challenging; governments and ppp professionals in countries worldwide have been working for 2 decades to develop the tools needed to ensure that the preparation (and implementation) process runs smoothly.

An important aspect of partnership projects is good project preparation; this ensures that value for money is created, risk is shared and problems in implementation are avoided. Designed for government officials, policy makers and managers, who are involved in setting up and executing public private partnerships in different infrastructure sectors, as well as academic or development community involved in providing support to governments involved in ppp s, this course aims to enable participants to prepare bankable public private partnerships projects. For more detailed information, please visit:

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local economic development: policies for small and medium scale enterprise development (led) partner duration dates

Institute for Social Studies (iss), Erasmus University Rotterdam 1 month 6 Apr – 29 Apr 2011

The central concern for the governance of sustainable local economic development is to create synergies between the policies and interventions of business, state and non-state or civic actors.

The course is meant for government officials (municipal, provincial or national), representatives of private sector organizations and employees of ngos that are dealing or will deal with sme development and/or Local Economic Development policies. For more detailed information, please visit:

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Decentralization is a means of coping with complexity and a reaction to growing demands for greater responsiveness and sustainability by citizens, clients and consumers. The two trends have changed the ways in which the multiple stakeholders relate to each other in the local and regional economy. Competition and cooperation are blended in the links between The focus of this course is on creating and managfirms and state and non-state actors. The central ing multi-stakeholder processes that take place in concern for the governance of sustainable local ecothe local and regional urban economy. Regions and localities are faced with two magor trends in opposite nomic development is to create synergies between the policies and interventions of business, state and directions: internationalisation and decentralisation. non-state or civic actors. These come together around Internationalisation exacerbates the interactions specific opportunities for local economic development between the global and the local levels. It includes only those actors that participate in networks in which for small and medium sized enterprises. competitiveness drives constant transformations and By the end of the programme participants will have restructuring. increased knowledge about sme s and their role in the local economy. Participants will also be able to analyze the local economy and value chains in which local enterprise agglomerations and clusters are inserted and analyze policies and develop instruments that support local businesses.


urban planning: from strategies to local actions (up)

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partner Berlage Institute, the Netherlands duration 1 month dates 8 Aug – 2 Sep 2011

Designed specifically for urban planners with at least 3 years of working experience, this course offers understanding on integrating social, economic and environmental development objectives in spatial planning processes and it introduces concrete tools to obtain commitment of stakeholders and funders. Urban Planning moved away from comprehensive The course combines lectures, exercises, group work master plans, controlling the spatial development of and field visits and field work. Participants will work the entire territory to more flexible strategic plans and visions. Strategic planning includes economic and in teams on case studies from cities around the world and they will conduct field work in teams in the City of social dimensions alongside the physical and spatial Tirana Albania (fieldwork travel and accommodation dimensions of planning, it is focused on creating costs are not included in the tuition). By the end of the synergies and aims to build on the potential of exicourse, participants have improved their skills in devesting initiatives and ongoing activities and developing urban strategic visions which can be translated lopment in cities. To ensure implementation, urban planners need to translate strategies and visions into into local action plans, with funding and commitment. This course is jointly organized by ihs and Berlage a range of concrete action plans, which all need commitment from politicians, funders and other stakehol- Institute, the Netherlands. ders. Urban planners need to become urban managers For more detailed information, please visit: who can formulate strategic spatial plans which are feasible to be implemented even in the challenging circumstances of today such as rapidly growing cities r www.ihs.nl/up with informal housing, social deprivation and economic decline and changing climatic circumstances.

‘It has been a unique experience of my life to study at ihs, such a multi-cultural setting of international lecturers and participants.’ Melis Varkal - Turkey Master student (2009-2010)


course abroad eco cities: policies for sustainable energy (ecpse) partner duration dates

un-habitat, International Urban Training Centre 2 weeks 3 Oct – 15 Oct 2011

On completion of the course, participants will be able to understand the latest thinking on sustainability and eco-restoration for cities, describe the environmental and economic impact of energy consumption and develop effective and sustainable local energy plans and policies in response to environmental, economic and social challenges faced by cities.

Half of the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being For more detailed information, please visit: added every year. This rapid urban growth leads to environmental degradation and excessive demands on services and infrastructure. Energy consumption has r www.ihs.nl/ecpse increased drastically.

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To address this it is necessary to develop sustainable urban energy policies and best practices in efficient land use, transport, sustainable buildings and sustainable development overall. Korea has extensive experience in eco restoration to improve sustainability and reduce energy consumption. The river ways in the inner city of Seoul have been fully restored. This course draws on these and other Korean best practices and is specifically designed for high-level policymakers, city and community leaders such as mayors and councilors, high-level officials in central government and the private sector from Asia. unhabitat and ihs provide a wealth of international experiences.


distance learning course e-learning course on innovations in financing cities (elifc)

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duration 10 weeks dates 3 Oct – 9 Dec 2011

The training methodology is not just dissemination of learning practices and principles but it also allows for interaction among the participants to develop further innovations by mixing and matching components of the documented innovations. The idea is also to develop capacity for innovative thinking to address problems that are more context sensitive rather than pick off-the-shelf solutions for urban finance.

The course will provide participants with the latest innovations in financing large urban public projects. It will be an instructor-led e-learning course that the participants can complete without the need to leave one’s home or take time off work. It will include modules on land value capture, public-private partner- For more detailed information, please visit: ships, accessing capital markets and remittances. It is designed for advisors to mayors, staff members from r www.ihs.nl/elifc finance, economic development, or infrastructure departments, urban consultants and academics with interest in the subject. Participants will be expected to devote about 10-12 hours each week on average to complete their readings and to interact with the instructor and other participants. The course is being designed to include a number of interactive activities such as online discussion forums, wikis etc. This allows peer-learning among the participants from around the world. The goal is to expose participants to some possible ways of financing large urban projects and to provide them with the underlying principles of each financing innovation so that they can tailor them to match the needs of their own cities.


ihs - application & admission admission requirements master programmes and post graduate diploma course requirements

english language test We accept certificates from toefl or ielts as official language tests.

toefl - test of english as a foreign language Score: 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) 79 (Internet based). More information: www.toefl.org

ielts - international english language testing system Score: min. 6.0, subtest not lower than 5.5 More information: www.ielts.org This test is obligatory for Chinese students for obtaining the neso certificate: www.neso-beijing.com

To apply for the Master programme, you need to complete the application form, which can be downloaded from www.ihs.nl or can be sent to you by post if requested. The admission procedure usually takes several weeks. On-line applications will be processed within 10 working days, whereas paper applications will be processed within 20 working days. Moreover, all self-payers that apply on-line receive a discount of eur 100 on the administration costs once they enroll. Scholarship students will receive eur 100 in (book) vouchers upon arrival in Rotterdam. Please join us to be more environmentally friendly and save the costs of your application and admission procedure by half compared to the regular application procedure. ihs will start the assessment of your application only after the receipt of all the required documents. We recommend that you apply online or send these by courier or by registered post to avoid loss of your paperwork or delay of your application.

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In order to participate in one of the Master programmes or a short course, you are required: r To have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or similar institute in a field related to the chosen course. r To show evidence of a sufficient oral and written command of the English language. If English is not your mother tongue, an English language test is required. r Working experience in relevant fields is preferred. r To have the ability to interact and work with people from very diverse cultures and backgrounds.

application procedure


course name master programmes

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MSc - urban management and development (umd)

The number of students that can attend the ihs Master programme is limited. Submitting an Early Bird application can increase your chance of being accepted into the programme. Acceptance rates of students who make use of the Early Bird application are typically higher than those under regular admission. To meet Early Bird application requirements, you need to submit the complete application package before Feb 01.

MSc - financial management: urban infrastructure finance (mfm) MSc - management of european metropolitan regions (memr) MSc - double degree: urban and regional planning and management in indonesia (dd)

post graduate diploma courses international course on housing and urban development (ichud) land management and informal settlement regularization (lmisr) urban management tools for climate change (umtcc)

urban management, development and theory (umdt)

developing social housing projects (dshp)

preparing bankable public private partnership projects (pbppp) local economic development: policies for small and medium scale enterprise development (led) urban planning: from strategies to local actions (up)

disclaimer

The nfp deadline dates that have been mentioned in this course prospectus are to date correct but due to circumstances out of our control may change. ihs is not responsible for any change in these deadline dates.

course abroad eco cities: policies for sustainable energy (ec) distance learning course e-learning course on innovations in financing cities (elifc)


application deadlines

tuition fee

7 Oct 2011 – 21 Sep 2012

ihs 1 Jul 2011 nfp 1 Feb 2011

€ 10,500

Sep 2011 – Oct 2012

ihs 1 Jul 2011 nfp 1 Feb 2011

€ 24,500

14 Sep 2011 – 14 Oct 2012

ihs 1 Jul 2011 nfp 1 Feb 2011

€ 10,500

7 Oct 2011 – 28 Sep 2013

ihs 1 Jul 2011 nfp 1 Feb 2011

€ 24,500

9 Feb – 6 May 2011

ihs 2 Jan 2011 nfp 1 Oct 2010

€ 5,500

4 Jul – 29 Jul 2011

ihs 4 Jul 2011 nfp 1 Feb 2011

€ 2,500

4 May – 27 May 2011

ihs 1 Mar 2011 nfp1 Dec 2010

€ 2,500

7 Oct – 31 Dec 2011

ihs 1 Jul 2011 nfp not applicable

€ 5,250

4 May – 27 May 2011

ihs 1 Mar 2011 nfp 1 Dec 2010

€ 2,500

30 May – 24 Jun 2011

ihs 1 Apr 2011 nfp 1 Dec 2010

€ 2,500

6 Apr – 29 Apr 2011

ihs 1 Feb 2011 nfp 1 Dec 2010

€ 2,500

8 Aug – 2 Sep 2011

ihs 1 Jun 2011 nfp 1 Feb 2011

€ 2,500

3 Oct – 15 Oct 2011

ihs 1 Aug 2011 nfp 1 May 2011

€ 1,250

3 Oct – 9 Dec 2011

ihs 1 Aug 2011 nfp 1 May 2011

€ 1,950

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dates


general costs living costs (per month, incl. accommodation) insurance (per month, current official fee) international travel costs depending on airline, distance, etc.

financial support € 870

€ 36,50

visa costs depending on country

ihs can introduce you to sponsors and potential donors who finance the international studies that we offer. Before applying for a fellowship that fits your credentials, you should obtain letters of endorsement from appropriate authorities. Letters of acceptance from ihs must often support applications. For the latter purpose ihs will grant provisional admission to qualified candidates. Procedures to get a fellowship take time. We advise you to approach donors and funding agencies at least six months in advance of the commencement of the course.

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Netherlands Fellowship Programme ihs accommodation rates as per October 2010 (revised yearly)

www.nuffic.nl/nfp

hsp Huygens Scholarship

rent (per month)

€ 440

guarantee / deposit (refundable)

€ 100

www.nesoindonesia.com/indonesian-students/ information-in-english/scholarships/stuned

handling fee (non-refundable)

€ 60

ihs Partial Fellowship

www.nuffic.nl/hsp

StuNed

www.ihs.nl/ihspf

other websites on funding The Dutch Ministry www.grantfinder.nl www.studyin.nl Nuffic (for nfp and hsp) www.nuffic.nl WorldBank http://go.worldbank.org/DEYLG799V0 United Nations www.un.org www.undp.org www.unep.org If you require assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: admission@ihs.nl


ihs - studying & l Holland has a worldwide reputation for its high quality standards especially higher education being the 9th best in the world, which is achieved through a national system of regulation and quality assurance. Rotterdam, the cradle of urban development Rotterdam is a 50 minutes train ride from Schiphol airport. It is the 2nd largest municipality in Holland, with a population of more than 600,000. During the Second World War Rotterdam was just about totally flattened consequently it was rebuild into a cosmopolitan innovative city with a young and international population, which has developed into Europe’s central node in international commerce and trade, logistics and supply chain management.

Holland International students favour the Dutch education system as it encourages open dialogues and interactive teamwork, which develops an open mind with an international orientation. The Netherlands is ranked 12th according to the Index of Economic Freedom. Holland is known for its social tolerance, a multicultural and open society. It is an attractive country to live in and the majority of Dutch people speak English.

The city boasts of many cultural events and festivals including the Red Bull Air Race, Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Fortis Marathon Rotterdam, Northern Sea Jazz Festival, the Bavaria City Race and the Summer Carnival. The 3,600 restaurants, cafes and bars and live music venues are vibrant in the city. It has an excellent public transportation system including dedicated cycle routes throughout the city. Rotterdam is connected via rail to all major cities in Europe including Paris, Berlin, Brussels and London.


 living in Holland ihs is located on the eur Woudestein campus. It attracts 25,000 Dutch and 3,000 international students each year. Students enjoy a green and safe campus environment with convenient facilities, located in a student-friendly area in Rotterdam. ihs participant accommodation

The ihs student hostel, Weenapad is situated in city centre close to Rotterdam Central Station, and within walking distance of shops, the market and downtown Rotterdam. Free internet access is available.

ihs library ihs maintains a specialized library on housing, urban management and development. It has around 90,000 records registered in an electronic catalogue. Course participants and researchers are encouraged to make use of a variety of books, periodicals, electronic journal articles, cd-roms and dvds. The library is situated at the heart of ihs and functions as the knowledge interface for participants, visitors and ihs staff.

ihs additional facilities ihs has hotspots throughout the building allowing participants to constant access to the internet. Computers, printers, photocopiers, and scanners are also available for participants as well as a social area and a bar.

ihs participant support & student events Participants are well supported in practical and personal matters, such as housing, visas, insurance, finding grants, flights and tickets. The social activities, which are organized throughout the academic year, include excursions, sports, cultural evenings and social events.


contact ihs P.O. Box 1935 3000 bx Rotterdam the Netherlands visiting address Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 T-building - 14th floor Woudestein Campus Erasmus University 3062 pa Rotterdam the Netherlands p 0031 10 408 9825 f 0031 10 408 9826 e ihs@ihs.nl admission@ihs.nl

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