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25th aniversary

Founded in 1994, the IDBE has proved to be of huge benefit to past students and their employers. Through the development of networks, like-minded professionals continue to exchange ideas and support long after they have completed the course


Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Network


IDBE Alumni will join the CISL Network of sustainability professionals who represent business, the public sector and civil society in every industry worldwide.


Social media

Our Facebook page and Twitter feed provide an excellent way in which alumni can keep in touch with what is happening at Cambridge. There is also an IDBE LinkedIn group for alumni of the programme. In addition to our formal social media presence, each cohort often creates their own groups across various social networking platforms.


Returning to Cambridge

Alumni are lifelong members of Wolfson College, so can easily book inexpensive accommodation in Cambridge for visits, and are also welcome to book in to Formal Hall. Some arrange reunions with old friends from their IDBE years. Some just pop into the office for a chat.  Others contribute to the IDBE more formally as lecturers, visiting teaching fellows, or members of the steering committee.   



Promotions have followed the maturing of professional knowledge and improved communication skills; new ventures have been formed stimulated by renewed confidence and new insights; and design competitions have been won and contracts secured as a result of refreshed thinking.


Meet the Directors

Join a webinar session hosted by the Directors of our part-time postgraduate courses as they give you an overview of our programmes and admissions process for 2023 applications and can answer your questions.


Blog: A day in the life of an IDBE student:

Hear from students as they share their experience of the programme and detail what an average day looks like on one of the residential workshops in Cambridge, UK. Read here.


Quick links

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Built Environment sources of funding

Information for employers

Professional networks

Support for students

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Course Enquiries

Becky Stanley, Senior Project Manager