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  • Hong Kong, China Ricky Wong
  • Alumni Meeting Presentation

    1. 1. IHS - Making Cities Work Alumni Meeting The International Institute for Urban Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam
    2. 2. Linking Urban Professionals <ul><li>Welcome to IHS Alumni Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Programme: </li></ul><ul><li>- Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>- IHS 50 Years! </li></ul><ul><li>- IHS today </li></ul><ul><li>- IHS alumni relations work </li></ul><ul><li>- IHS local Alumni Association in your country </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>“ IHS Alumni form a unique and global network of international contacts which has grown into a community with over 7.000 urban professionals in over 140 countries.” </li></ul>
    4. 4. IHS is the international institute of urban management of Erasmus University Rotterdam and operates on a global scale that offers specialized post-graduate education , training, advisory services and applied research in the fields of urban management, housing and urban environment with the mission to develop human and institutional capacities to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities. IHS Mission statement
    5. 5. IHS History 1948 Bouwcentrum founded Bouwcentrum International Education (BIE ) Direct involvement in overseas projects From BIE to IHS, Institute for Housing Studies IHS - Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies IHS reorganization and integration with Erasmus University Rotterdam New organizational structure 1958 1976 1991 1982 present 2003 1996 Present Winner of the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award Leading international institute for housing and urban development studies 50 years investing in people who Make Cities Work
    6. 6. IHS - 50 years of making cities work <ul><li>1958 post war reconstruction Rotterdam </li></ul><ul><li>Education and training, advisory services, and research </li></ul><ul><li>Publications, overseas projects, consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary & practice orientated </li></ul><ul><li>Remarkable international staff </li></ul>
    7. 7. 2008 Celebrating 50 years of making cities work <ul><li>Urban meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Academic conference: “Are Cities more Important than Countries?” </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine publication </li></ul><ul><li>Annual highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Film: IHS Making Cities Work </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni essay contest </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni photo competition </li></ul>
    8. 8. One Winner Photo competition: Hong Kong, China Ricky Wong
    9. 9. IHS Highlights 2008
    10. 10. IHS today <ul><li>New staff: Stelios Grafakos climate change specialist, Carlos Morals-Schechinger on Land Management </li></ul><ul><li>New courses (Short & Executive) </li></ul><ul><li>IHS is now part of EUR and moved to new building! </li></ul><ul><li>IHS Marketing & Communications Department (Alumni Relations Office) has taken up activities </li></ul><ul><li>IHS Strategic Plan until 2013 </li></ul>
    11. 11. IHS Facts and Figures <ul><li>UMD 4: 63 participants </li></ul><ul><li>UMD 5 96 participants (including Romanian Young Profesional Programm) </li></ul><ul><li>UMD 6: 86 participants (29 self paying) </li></ul><ul><li>Short course in the Netherlands: 138 participants in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>More students from Asia (150 of 306 total participants in 2008, 53 Europe, 85 Africa, 18 South & North America) </li></ul><ul><li>9 scholars working on their PhD </li></ul>
    12. 12. IHS and Erasmus University <ul><li>Pay-off: IHS is the International Institute for Urban Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam </li></ul><ul><li>Renowned Dutch University </li></ul><ul><li>A strategic alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Erasmus has a strong focus on economics, management, organization and policy in the public and private sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Joint courses in MSc. Programme </li></ul><ul><li>ISS (Institute for Social Sciences) is also now part of EUR </li></ul>
    13. 13. Strong Academic Credibility Erasmus University Rotterdam Top 50 university in Europe NVAO accredited The Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organization
    14. 14. New publications <ul><li>IHS selects best MSc. thesis for the annually published edition of the IHS Thesis Series </li></ul><ul><li>3rd edition just published, full text on CD </li></ul>
    15. 15. IHS Education 2010/2011 <ul><li>Master’s Programme </li></ul><ul><li>12 months MSc programme with 6 specializations in urban management and development </li></ul><ul><li>PhD Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time and part-time in depth research on specific themes in housing and urban development </li></ul><ul><li>Short Courses </li></ul><ul><li>ICHUD - International Courses on Housing and Urban Development </li></ul><ul><li>LMISR – Land Management and Informal Settlement Regularisation </li></ul><ul><li>MHAA – Making Housing Affordable for All </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Courses </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 weeks intensive courses with strong practical focus designed for post experience professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Cities Thrive in Times of Crises </li></ul><ul><li>( CCAC - the Credit Crunch and Access to Credit by Local Government, CBA - Cost Benefit Analysis of EU Co-financed Projects, PPP - Preparing Bankable Public Private Partnership Projects) </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor Made Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-solving and practical oriented course on various problems related to urban development </li></ul>
    16. 16. IHS Course brochures 2010/2011
    17. 17. IHS Alumni Relations <ul><li>2 Alumni officers in the IHS Alumni Relations Office </li></ul><ul><li>Current focus: </li></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><li>Website and information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging current participants </li></ul><ul><li>IHS Alumni International Network </li></ul><ul><li>International activities (at WUF 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni E-newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Online networking (LinkedIn and Facebook) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo competition </li></ul><ul><li>Support in setting up local associations </li></ul>
    18. 18. IHS Alumni International <ul><li>“ Linking Urban Professionals” </li></ul><ul><li>7.000 alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide (in over 140 countries) </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing common roots at IHS </li></ul>
    19. 19. IHS Alumni International: More than 7,000 Alumni all over the world form strong networks
    20. 20. Results: Spring/ Summer 2009 Brainstorm with IHS participants 2009 September 2009 Establishment of the interim committee IHS Alumni logo developed October 2009 Framework/constitution and budget proposals March 2010 International Alumni Meeting at World Urban Forum 2010 in Brazil IHS Alumni International G oal: to create an international IHS alumni network, in order to foster exchange with urban professionals from all over the globe. Professional and social networking!
    21. 21. Set up IHS Alumni International
    22. 22. New IHS Alumni logo
    23. 23. Applications of the alumni housestyle in posters, alumni name cards, Newsletters etc.
    24. 24. Alumni E-newsletter Periodical newsletter with alumni updates from alumni, IHS Alumni Relations Office and IHS staff. Contributions are welcome!
    25. 25. IHS Alumni, unite online! <ul><li>Further developing IHS Alumni website & online registration </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn : professional networking community with 100 members </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook social networking group </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to knowlegde networks! </li></ul>
    26. 26. IHS Local Alumni Associations • Local alumni activities and networking • Professional support and knowledge dissemination • Research and publications • Support to future IHS course participants • National and/or regional refresher courses • Local expertise and projects Local IHS Alumni Associations
    27. 27. <ul><li>“ Online tools like LinkedIn afford the opportunity to IHS Alumni to be together even when separated, guarantee the sustainability of knowledge acquired, cross-fertilize ideas with other Nations and hopefully open windows of opportunities for others.” </li></ul><ul><li>Barnabas Atiyaye, alumnus from 91 st ICHUD course </li></ul>Picture of the Inaugural Meeting of the IHS Alumni Steering committee members Nigeria
    28. 28. Support for our Alumni <ul><li>Alumni Database - always up to date! </li></ul><ul><li>Support package for local IHS Alumni Associations : - Logo for local organization, general businesscards, PPT </li></ul><ul><li>- one page profile on IHS website - Support to organize local meetings </li></ul><ul><li>- Alumni lists & yearly updates on IHS graduates in your country </li></ul><ul><li>- IHS promotion material </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Information resources & library access </li></ul>
    29. 29. Your local IHS Alumni Association <ul><li>The local alumni associations define their own terms of work and sign a formal agreement with IHS </li></ul><ul><li>They should have a structure with a president and a board that incorporates new graduates from IHS. </li></ul><ul><li>They should have two contact persons and/or a contact office. Contact persons to be contacted by IHS, all alumni & prospective participants. </li></ul><ul><li>The alumni association should publish a short profile text for the IHS website. </li></ul><ul><li>A local Alumni Associations guideline is available! </li></ul>
    30. 30. IHS Shop <ul><li>Sweater & polo shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Duffle bag </li></ul><ul><li>Lanyard, pens, wuppies, USB sticks </li></ul><ul><li>DVD –Making Cities Work </li></ul>
    31. 31. Be and stay active: own initiative Peer coaching: there is so much knowledge here! Do you know what your fellow alumni will work in the future and how you can draw on their resources? Discussion - Do you want a formal structure for your IHS Alumni Indonesia? - Collaborate with ISS/ EUR in the future? - How to communicate/ connect in Indonesia? Informing each other - knowledge networks / e.g. generate your own knowledge tank and content in the web (mailinglist, blog, yahoo, etc.) - Invite and update each other locally for events and conferences - Privacy awareness? Update your contact details! IHS Alumni Association
    32. 32. Actions Steps: - Form an active group of people who want to collaborate - Appoint two contact persons/ representatives - Profile for IHS Alumni website - Create an alumni association / board of alumni - Contact/ connect with Neso, NAA & Embassy
    33. 33. IHS: Making Cities Work Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies IHS Alumni Relations - Linking Urban Professionals Sarah Steendam, Christina Liesegang, Yicheng Guo Email: [email_address]