The UFP hosts events that welcomes Fellows and celebrates their academic journey and achievements. In addition to formal annual events, informal gatherings take place throughout the programme duration with the Director of IIHS, UFP Faculty and invited guests.
All UFP and IIHS events and conferences were held online in 2020-21 due to the pandemic.
Every year, Fellows are officially welcomed to the Urban Fellows Programme in a day-long event. The spirit of diversity, inclusivity and interdisciplinarity of the UFP is emphasised and introduced to the Fellows through an official orientation ceremony, interactive conversations and fun-filled activities.
The UFP Graduation at IIHS is a day filled with ceremony, fun and recollections of the journey through the Programme. Faculty and staff across IIHS and the UFP attend this event to cheer the Fellows embarking on the next phases of their academic and professional lives.
The alumni day acknowledges the academic and professional achievements of our Fellows. It is a day for reunions, celebrations and reconnection with IIHS and the UFP. We are proud of our Alumnus, who are engaged in various sectors across the globe and look forward to building long-term engagements.
Informal events include Fellows dinner with the Director of IIHS, net-working events, and gatherings with UFP Faculty at major academic milestones like presentations and term-end sessions. Eminent artists, authors, speakers and guests interact directly with the Fellows at the larger IIHS events, in Masterclasses and in specific sessions organized by UFP Faculty within different classes.
IIHS is a vibrant hub of research, teaching and training programmes as well as multiple academic, cultural and interactive public events. IIHS regularly plays host to a diverse range of academics, practitioners, activists, artists, writers and government oﬃcials who frequently visit as part of the many curated events at IIHS. These include talks and seminars, conferences and workshops, exhibitions and screenings. Recent events at IIHS are the Urban Policy Dialogues (IIHS’ annual policy convening), Urban ARC (the annual IIHS research conference), the annual IIHS PhD workshop, City Scripts (IIHS’ annual urban writings festival), Urban Lens (IIHS’ annual ﬁlm festival), IIHS Publics, and various Master Classes.
Through its various activities and events, IIHS oﬀers a unique opportunity to interact with urbanists from across the world working on diverse disciplinary and practice domains – including visiting scholars, interns, researchers, ﬁlmmakers, artists, writers, government oﬃcials, businesses, civil society, activists, and citizens.