Welcome to IESA Shift

IESA Shift is the study association of the MSc Industrial Ecology at Delft University of Technology and Leiden University. Industrial Ecology is an interdisciplinary field that aims at the sustainable co-existence between human society and the environment by combining the natural, technical and social sciences. Shift provides a platform for current, former and future students to get in contact with each other, the academic field of Industrial Ecology and the professional work field in order to get the students acquainted with the field of Industrial Ecology. This is done by organising workshops, lunch lectures and other activities with firms and professionals from various backgrounds, as well as by facilitating excursions to Industrial Ecology related events and symposia throughout Europe. By linking students to the broad world of Industrial Ecology in- and outside of the classroom, Shift seeks to help students in better shaping their study and career paths and to provide companies with enthusiastic and inspired students.

Climate Change


Urban Development

Food Production

Industrial Symbiosis

Sustainable Solutions

Latest news

ByIESA Shift September 18, 2020

COVID-19: Inform your study advisor

In these times of a global pandemic information and communication are essential tools in combating this threat. Which is why we’d like to remi

ByPromo Committee August 7, 2020

Prosperity within limits: is it possible?

Book review by Lowik Pieters: Prosperity without growth by Tim Jackson It seems like the world is changing rapidly, but one thing has bee

ByPromo Committee June 3, 2020

Coastal engineering: going multifunctional?

By Ankita Singhvi. A quarter of the world’s population lives within 100km of a shoreline, with urbanisation on the rise. Coastal space is sc

ByPromo Committee June 3, 2020

Reviving the not-for-profit business model for a sustainable economy

By Lowik Pieters & Quirien Reijtenbagh. It is often assumed that profit is to capitalism as sand is to a beach. The constant growth of res

ByIESA Shift September 26, 2019

IPG: Sea, Sand and Sustainability

By Ankita Singhvi. After months of studying in classrooms, the Interdisciplinary Project Group (IPG)  gives IE students the opportunity to pu

Synthetic Kerosene
ByIESA Shift September 25, 2019

Synthetic Kerosene: A Take-Off to CO2-neutral aviation?

By Lowik Pieters. The course Sustainable Innovation and Social Change (SUISCY) gave us the opportunity to investigate the innovative way of ma