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IMETE comprises a consortium of core partners and associated partners.

Core partners

Ghent University (Gent, Belgium)

Ghent University distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic institution in a broad international perspective. It offers high-quality, research-based education in all academic disciplines, and attracts over 32,000 students, including a large international student population. Since many years, Ghent University has strived to be a pioneer in the implementation of European educational and research projects, offering eight Erasmus Mundus Master Courses. 


Ghent University consistently ranks among the best 100 universities in the world. 


Two master programmes at Ghent University already focus on environmental technology, mainly for Belgian students and for students of developed, developing and transition countries. To streamline research and education in environmental technology, the Centre of Environmental Sanitation was embedded since 1986. The Centre always received very positive audit reports due to the dedication of its staff and the quality of its programmes.

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (Delft, the Netherlands)


IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands.

Since 1957 the Institute has provided water education and training to 23,000 professionals from over 190 countries, the vast majority from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Also, numerous research and institutional strengthening projects are carried out in partnership to strengthen capacity in the water sector worldwide.

Through its overarching work on capacity development, IHE Delft makes a tangible contribution to achieving all Sustainable Development Goals in which water is key.

IHE Delft operates as a Foundation under Dutch law, working under the auspices of UNESCO as a Category 2 centre. The Institute cooperates closely with the UNESCO Secretariat, the Science Sector and the International Hydrological Programme (IHP).

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (Prague, Czech Republic)

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT) is the largest university specializing in chemistry in the Czech Republic. Though founded in 1952, UCT Prague has origins dating back to the early nineteenth century and Prague Polytechnic, a precursor to the present-day Czech Technical University in Prague, and, since that time, it has been one of the leading chemistry research universities in Central Europe.

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT) is a public university known for both the depth and broadness of its educational and research activities in almost all branches of chemistry, chemical engineering, food chemistry and technology, biochemistry, refining, water-treatment, power and biological sciences and technologies, as well as environmental protection, materials sciences and other chemistry-based fields of study.


Staff of the university is involved in many international research projects within the field of environmental technology. The staff is active in several international organizations such as international water associations (e.g., specialist groups on Anaerobic Digestion, Sludge Management, Large Wastewater Treatment Plants).

We are the faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University

We are the faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University

Associated partners


  1. Acciona, Spain

  2. Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

  3. Aquafin, Belgium

  4. Asio Tech Spol SRO, Czech Republic

  5. Atrasol, Belgium

  6. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  7. Bioazul, Spain

  8. Centro de Transferencia de Tecnologias Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador

  9. Colsen International, Netherlands

  10. Deltares, Netherlands

  11. Ekoinwentyka sp.zo.o, Poland

  12. ENVIROS, Czech Republic

  13. European Biogas Association, Belgium

  14. Evides, Netherlands

  15. Grundfos, Denmark

  16. Innova Manure, Belgium

  17. Institute Of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy Of Sciences, China

  18. International Water Association, UK

  19. IPS Konzalting, Croatia

  20. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

  21. Korea Biochar Research Center, Korea University, South Korea

  22. Nijhuis SAUR Industries, Netherlands

  23. Orgaworld BV, Netherlands

  24. Paulee Cleantec, Israel

  25. Proman Management Gmbh, Switzerland

  26. Rietland Agro, Belgium

  27. Royal HaskoningDHV, Netherlands

  28. SEMiLLA Sanitation Hubs, Netherlands

  29. The University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia, Spain

  30. Truong Dai Hoc Ton Duc Thang, Vietnam

  31. United Experts, Belgium

  32. Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Mexico

  33. Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador

  34. University Laval, Canada

  35. University of Milan, Italy

  36. University of South Florida, USA

  37. Yara Central Circular Economy, Yara GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

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