Donating to IHE Delft

Capacity development is the most sustainable way to solve the global water problems and is the goal of all our activities. Students at IHE Delft learn not only how to solve technical problems but also how to understand water issues from an interdisciplinary viewpoint and gain essential leadership skills. To ensure that we can continue this mission, we request financial support for partial or full fellowships.

The challenge

The world is facing several water-related issues, due to population growth, climate change, urbanization, industrialization and other major factors.  In 2015, the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals; Goal 6 aims to achieve sustainable water and sanitation for all by 2030. But the challenge is acute today: still 2.1billion people lack safe water supply and 4.5 billion lack access to proper sanitation.

These challenges require people working in the water sector, who can combine technical knowledge, a clear vision, ability to deal with complexity as well as to mobilize resources and inspire others.

Why IHE Delft?

IHE Delft is the largest international graduate water education institute in the world and confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partners in the Netherlands. Since 1957, the institute has provided postgraduate education to over 23,000 water professionals from more than 190 countries, the vast majority from the Global South.

About 95% of our graduates return to their home countries to take up senior positions and over the years have made significant contributions to the development of the water and environmental sectors.

How to donate

To maximize value and benefit these are the main ways of donating:

  • Individuals or organizations can fund fellowships for MSc students or PhD fellows or request other uses for their donations.
  • Individuals or organizations can request that their donation be used to match-fund fellowships, e.g. with Rotary or other donors.

Other options are available for discussion with the Rectorate.

ANBI status

IHE Delft is a foundation with an ANBI status. An ANBI status makes it possible to make donations that may be tax deductible. More information can be found on the website of the Tax and Customs Administration (in Dutch). Stichting IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the statutory name of this institute. It is registered under Chamber of Commerce number 41146484 with tax reference 803273150.

The mission, vision and strategy of IHE Delft can be found on this page: Vision, Mission & Strategy. Information about our board members can be found on the Board Members page.

IHE Delft follows the VSNU rules for awarding the staff members. The latest activities of IHE Delft can be found in Highlights 2020The financial responsibility of IHE Delft can be found in IHE Delft Annual Reports.


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