UNESCO-IHE is at the centre of a vast international network of water-related institutions, and functions as an interface between knowledge networks and centres, public and private sector organizations, scientific and professional associations, and other members of the international water community.
Through these partnerships, the Institute is able to broaden its knowledge base and to increase its effectiveness in responding to the demand for its services. All participants can benefit from the many professional contacts the Institute has built up since it was established half a century ago.
While studying at UNESCO-IHE, participants can expect to meet leading figures from the international water arena. The professors and lecturers place each study in the context of global dialogues and targets such as the Millennium Development Goals.
The Institute’s approach applies an international perspective to solve domestic problems: think globally, act locally.
Participants will meet fellow students from around the globe. Their cultures and professional experiences will offer a taste of the Institute’s network on a more personal level.
Throughout the year the Institute hosts a number of activities that aim to make life as pleasant as possible, and arranges frequent excursions to locations in the Netherlands and Europe, as well as the field trips that form part of each study curriculum.