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

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Latest News

ByIESA Shift Sep 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 Sep 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

ByIESA Shift Sep 10, 2019

The resource problem of the Energy Transition | VVM Café 16 October 2019

Dr. Benjamin Sprecher will discuss the (critical) raw materials that are needed for the energy transition, from an Industrial Ecology perspective

Graphite Rains
ByIESA Shift Jul 5, 2019

What we’ve read on the news: Tata Steel cornered after RIVM’s publication on ‘graphite rains’

By: Kirsten Steunenberg. Wijk aan Zee remains divided   “Graphite rains’ look like little sparkles in the air’, says Kyra, 10 yea

ByIESA Shift May 5, 2019

Carbon capture and storage: what is holding the Netherlands back?

By Ankita Singhvi. In order to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, it is generally agreed that the concentration of CO

Fail Forward Hero | IESA Shift
ByIESA Shift May 5, 2019

Fail Forward Heroes of the Thesis Progress Event

by Martijn van Engelenburg. The evening of the 9th of April. A gathering took place. It was a gathering of recruits. Starting in their journey