The School of Habitat Studies, a centre for knowledge excellence, focuses on providing a comprehensive response to the knowledge-related needs of the society in the habitat sector. It draws from the fields of habitat studies, governance, economics, environmental science, the social sciences, engineering, architecture, and management. The key agenda of the School involves creation, dissemination, and application of relevant and useful knowledge about planning, design, development, management, regulation and governance of the habitats.
The School strives to develop professional capacities in the field of Habitat Studies through academic teaching and professional training that incorporate both social and technical skills. It offers four Master’s Degree programmes conducts its research, capacity building, advocacy and analytical work through four Centres and one research facility.