IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with Dutch Universities such as TU Delft and WUR. Over 23,000 water professionals from more than 190 mainly developing countries and countries in transition were educated at the Institute. Education is one of the three pillars at IHE Delft to achieve its mission of strengthening capacity in the water sector to achieve global sustainable development. Targeting early to mid-career professionals, the education programmes at IHE Delft aim at addressing water challenges and contributing to global sustainable development, in particular to all Sustainable Development Goals in which water is key.
These global challenges will expose future IHE Delft graduates to water problems of unprecedented complexity and magnitude. They therefore require a range of knowledge, skills and attitudes to be optimally prepared for these challenges and to contribute effectively to the development of integrated solutions.
IHE Delft graduates are expected to be critical, creative and independent thinkers and effective water professionals, who are able to connect and engage with a range of disciplines such as natural sciences, social sciences and engineering. They are expected to be able to work in environmental and societal complex contexts, with the ability to work productively in teams and take leadership.