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Share your professional insights and updates with other IHS alumni!

As an IHS alumnus, your professional insights are highly valued. Increase your online presence and contribute to the alumni blog! You can share your story since graduating or your insights on an interesting urban topic. Find our guidelines for blog articles below. 

In the past, we published articles on food security, land politics and various other issues. You can check them out here and get inspired.



This call for blog posts is for IHS alumni only! Outreach emails from external contributors not affiliated to IHS are not taken into consideration.



  • As much as possible, we advise you to write the article in the 3rd person and keep a neutral tone.


  • Structure & formatting: 




Intro – this should be a lead paragraph that summarises what your article will be about (3-4 lines).


Text – this is your article. Here you expand your main ideas in minimum 300 words, evenly split into paragraphs.

Optional – you can make some keywords/concepts bold.


Closing – sum up the main points. Other things you can add: relevance of topic, recommendations, trend speculations, one call to action.


  • Add a bio:

In maximum 4-5 lines, present your profile, background, interests, current activities etc. This text should be italic.


  • Add some photos:

-One photo of yourself: portrait, good quality, vertical orientation.

-Minimum one photo to illustrate the article (at least 600x800 pixels in size). Please mention the source (photographer’s name or link where you found it).

-If your article includes charts, please make sure that they are clear and there is an explanation in the article for them.

  • When you finish your article, you can e-mail it to and we will publish it on the blog. We are excited to receive your contributions!

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