Global Sanitation Graduate School (GSGS)

The Global Sanitation Graduate School is a platform to facilitate the development and empower the dissemination of knowledge on sanitation through postgraduate (MSc) programs, online (self-study and instructor-led) courses, face-to-face (on-campus) courses and tailor-made training so that the sanitation challenges can be embraced with deeper insight, advanced knowledge, and greater confidence. It also provides an enabling environment with a vibrant community of professionals who have completed one or more educational or training courses offered by members of the School. The School offers a variety of course materials as open courseware. Please note that the actual enrollment on a course, program or training courses can only take place via the providers' official website and associated application procedures. Links are provided.

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GSGS attracted interest in Stockholm

The GSGS has been represented in Stockholm during the SIWI World Water Week 25-30 August 2019 at the booth of Faecal Sludge Management Alliance and SuSanA. The event served as an excellent opportunity to promote the School and to expand its membership. Promising possibilities emerged in Latin America and Nigeria.

A GSGS member Dr Konstantina Velkushanova recognized as Wonder Women In Science

To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science of the University of  KwaZulu Natal in South Africa is honoring its female scientists through a Wonder Women In Science campaign. Dr. Velkushanova is acknowledged as a passionate, pioneering and persistent heroine who is advancing science in the sanitation field. Read more here.


KUET has launched a new Program in Sanitation

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) from Bangladesh through its Institute of Disaster Management (IDM) has announced the launch of the new Program in Sanitation containing MSc in Sanitation Program, the Graduate Professional Diploma Program and online and on-campus courses in July 2019. In 2020 KUET will be joined by  SUST (Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet) and Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Chittagong in delivering this program as part of the Global Sanitation Graduate School. More info is available here.

Transfer of the Delft-based MSc in Sanitation Program has started!

The Global Sanitation Graduate School has accomplished another important milestone – agreement with 40 universities clustered in 13 consortia from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia has been reached on transfer of the Delft-based MSc in Sanitation Program, the Graduate Professional Diploma Program and online and on-campus courses. New programs on sanitation will start as early as July 2019 and the transfer will be gradually expanded in 2019 and 2020.  The target is to train at least 1,000 sanitation professionals in developing and implementing sanitation.

Courses, programs and training

The Global Sanitation Graduate School provides access to high-quality graduate educational products on sanitation in one place. It assembles programs, courses and training materials from internationally renowned top sanitation educators, such as the new MSc course on Sanitation, several Graduate Professional Diploma Programs, a large number of instructor-led and self-study online courses (including MOOCs), specialized laboratory courses and tailor-made courses. Please take a look below and find a product that fits your needs and matches your expectations.

Stories from the field

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IHE Delft and their partners invite alumni members of the Global Sanitation Graduate School to share examples from their professional lives that demonstrate how they have used and/or applied knowledge gained from their participation in the Alliance’s activities. Find more on how to submit your story here.

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Meet our alumni

Every scholar who has completed one or more educational or training courses offered by the Global Sanitation Graduate School will join a vibrant community of alumni. In addition, the database includes many course instructors, teachers, and supervisors.

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