Overview and Calendar

  • “I am learning a lot with IGLUS, but I think also connecting and chatting with like-minded people is helping me to reach my goals”
  • “By being presented with numerous opportunities to interact with key role players from both industry and academia, whether in the field or in class, new perspectives on research is provided while important research networks are formed”
  • “Priceless experience to see the world from different angles”
  • “Unique opportunity to reach out people from all over the world, all over the world”
  • “IGLUS brings together amazing people from a variety of industries, but with one common goal: use innovative ways to develop metropolitan areas”
  • “Investigation based, action research approach supported by rigorous academic literature”
Place Date Infrastructures Covered Brochure
Istanbul 13 - 24 November 2017 Transport, Housing, Green infrastructures, Water, Waste and Wastewater
Kampala 15 - 26 January 2018 Transport, Housing, Water, Energy
Lyon -Dortmund   9 - 13 April 2018 (Lyon) 16 - 20 April 2018 (Dortmund) Transport, Energy, Green infrastructures, Water, Waste and Wastewater
Mexico City 18 - 29 June 2018 Transport, Housing, Green infrastructures, Water, Waste and Wastewater
Seoul 20 - 31 August, 2018 Transport, Energy, Green infrastructures, Water, Waste and Wastewater
New York - Detroit 5 - 9 November 2018 (Detroit) 12 - 16 November 2018 (NYC) Transport, Housing, Green infrastructures, Water, Waste and Wastewater
Kuala Lumpur January 2019 (precise date to follow) Transport, Housing, Energy, Water, Waste and Wastewater
Governance * * * * * * *
Urban renewal * * * * *
Energy * * * * *
Transport * * * * * * *
Water * * * * *
Smart cities * * * *
Housing * * * *
Green infrastructures * * * * *
Cultural issues * * *
Waste management * * * * *
City resilience * * * *
Local finance * * * *
Land use * *
Ports and airports * *

Global Framework

Carefully selected urban governance experiences from around the world constitute as opportunities for city managers to become exposed to different and innovative ways of approaching urban systems’ governance. Each of the seven cities in which IGLUS takes place addresses urban systems’ governance from a particular angle. Taken together, this global learning journey makes up for a complete and comprehensive approach to urban governance.

9 Cities, 7 Urban Challenges

Cities and urban agglomerations are complex socio-technical systems of infrastructures (transport, water, waste, energy, housing and greens). Infrastructures play a central role in the global competitiveness of cities. They are key to achieving the performance, attractiveness and quality of life of urban systems in terms of their Efficiency, Sustainability and Resilience. The IGLUS Executive Master offers a unique opportunity to learn about innovative approaches to governing and managing complex urban infrastructures, both theoretically and practically. The Master program is structured around seven cities, each of which stands for a particular challenge and focuses on one particular performance dimension.
  • Istanbul module
  • Kampala  Module
  • Lyon-Dortmund Module
  • Mexico module
  • Seoul Module
  • NYC - Detroit Module
  • Kuala Lumpur Module

The Mexico module has officially started

18th June - 29th June

Training Series

Besides enrolling for the Executive Master, you can also enroll for only one of the IGLUS modules. Upon successful participation in a module, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance among from top 20 raking universities in the world, jointly issued by EPFL and the IGLUS-partner University in the host city.
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