Delft, the Netherlands, 22 Sep 2020

Graduation IMETE programme

On 18 September 2020, the closing ceremony of the International Masters of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) programme of the academic period 2018 to 2020 took place. 22 students from 15 counties received their diploma and became part of the IHE Delft alumni community of 23,000 water professionals. More than 100 attendees were watching the ceremony online.

IMETE is an Erasmus mundus programme coordinated by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and in partnership with the University of Chemistry and Technology, the Czech Republic and Ghent University, Belgium. In the academic period 2018 to 2020, 32 students from 17 countries followed the IMETE programme. 22 students have completed the programme while the rest of students have received a short extension to finish their MSc research. Their graduation has been scheduled for mid- October.

The students were welcomed by Professor Eddy Moors, Rector of IHE Delft, who addressed IMETE graduates: "We are looking for a more sustainable future and there are many people interested to learn from you about it.'' The ceremony was followed by an address to students by Dr. Peter van der Steen, coordinator of IMETE programme and IMETE partners, Professor Dr. ir. Filip Tack, Ghent University and Dr. Jan Bartacek, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague.

Student representatives Mr. Abdullah Al-Qtarnah from Jordan and Ms. Nicole Friedrich Neumann from Brazil concluded the ceremony: “I have full confidence that the obstacles we have faced and the education we have learned will give us the highest position in life” said Mr. Abdullah Al-Qtarnah. Ms. Nicole Friedrich Neumann from Brazil said: '' It was inspiring to meet so many intelligent and hardworking people from different countries who want to preserve the environment and prevent ecosystem pollution.”


It will be possible to apply for the programme for the academic year 2021-2023 from 15 October 2020. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to apply for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for this academic year.

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