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).

Associated partners


  1. ​Attero B.V., The Netherlands

  2. Korea Biochar Research Center & Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Republic of Korea

  3. University of Hyderabad, India

  4. Université Ibn Tofail, Morocco

  5. Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

  6. ASIO spol. s r.o., Czech Republic

  7. Veolia CZ, Czech Republic

  8. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

  9. Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax, Tunisia

  10. Al Balqa Applied University, Jordan

  11. International Water Association, The Netherlands

  12. Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam

  13. Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Czech Republic

  14. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  15. Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Bolivia

  16. Veolia Water Technologies Techno Center Netherlands B.V., The Netherlands

  17. ENVISAN, Belgium

  18. Centre de Transferencia de Tecnologías, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador

  19. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile

  20. ABITEC s.r.o, Czech Republic

  21. Colas Environnement, France

  22. European Biogas Association, Belgium

  23. United Experts, Belgium

  24. Zhejiang University, China

  25. Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Science, Xiamen, China

  26. Deme Environmental Contractor NV, Belgium

  27. University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

  28. French Geological Survey, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Orléans, France