Facts and Testimonials

  • "IGLUS master program has been an incredible experience. Traveling all around the world studying and understanding the different urban systems in all the different continents from Asia to Africa through Europe and America. Thanks to the organizers, but most of all thanks to the amazing participants. It is amazing how much you can learn from people. Diversity is always the key."
    Lorenzo Rubino
  • "It was a great pleasure to teach at IGLUS, a program with students from all over the world who are motivated to learn. The students came with a breadth of background experience that made for rich and cross-cultural exploration of urban governance issues and challenges."
    Prof. Aybike Ongel
    Assistant professor of Civil Engineering, University in Istanbul
    M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis
  • "In a world where large and complex urban systems knit humans and their environment in an inextricable relationship, IGLUS is uniquely designed to train professionals who can manage this relationship effectively by engaging trainees in pragmatic research, seminars and exercises that challenge them to think critically and innovatively through situations and scenarios where the foremost constant is uncertainty."
    Prof. Jerry Kolo
    Professor of Urban Planning American
    University of Sharjah
  • "I have been teaching for two years in the IGLUS Executive Master, both in Istanbul and Dubai modules on Public Private Partnerships and optimization of existing transportation infrastructures; The IGLUS way of teaching city level public mangers in all kind of aspects on how to make their cities smarter, more sustainable, more livable and financially sound is something that I particularly enjoy; The lively discussions with students who bring in their own practical experience, diverse backgrounds and own pressing real life questions add much to the learning experience, for both lecturers and participants."
    Dr. Christoph Rothballer
    Expert Principal
    The Boston Consulting Group
  • "I had the pleasure to teach about Smart cities in the IGLUS master class. Students' interest was very big and I highly appreciated the intensive interaction with the students. They participated intensively with their own experiences and it was very interesting for the class as well as for me to learn about the different challenges and solutions in their cities." 
    Norbert Ender
    Smart City Leader
  • "IGLUS is a very innovative executive masters program, which brings together professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds. The program is structured in a country- and topic- specific way, addressing major urban issues of each metropolitan city. Each module provides a unique perspective on urban development combining theory with practice. Participation of major international firms and institutions also offers a practical approach to issues with real life solutions."
    Yannis Evmolpidis
    Athens, Greece
    Master in Urban Planning
    Advisor to the Mayor of Athens
  • "After attending my first module in Seoul, June 2016, I can say that IGLUS Master is a great tool to find out and to learn about several subjects (financing, transportation, water, waste, governance, participation…) managed at a large scale and faced from public and private sectors points of view. Challenges for the present, and of course, for the future, taught by excellent lecturers in an amazing interdisciplinary academic atmosphere which encourages to participate with the rest of students."
    Jesus Rabanal Torres
    Madrid, Spain
    Law degree
    Legal Advisor to Department of Traffic and Mobility in Madrid City Hall
  • "IGLUS is a unique program that brings all the dimensions of urban systems together, to provide comprehensive solutions to build and manage our cities better. The program is structured in a way that you learn from both theories and practice, from high level academics and practitioners, differently in each module, since each of the modules focuses on a specific urban challenge. This program is made for you if you are interested in providing innovative solutions to make our cities a better place to live in." 
    Noora Mohamed Ali
    Manama, Bahrain
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering
    Senior Engineer at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications
  • "I have been looking for such program long time ago, since I am not an urban planning major. I wanted to gain more knowledge about urban management and governance but most of programs offered require semesters of attendance, which effect my job requirements. IGLUS program is the cutting edge of what I wanted. I think that the content of the program covers all aspects of urban management. I really appreciate the way the program has been designed."
    Abdulsalam Alshehhi
    Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
    Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
    Electrical Engineer
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