IHCantabria is an international reference center for specialized education in the field of Environmental Hydraulics.

At IHCantabria we offer multidisciplinary and highly specialized training in the field of engineering, biology and management of aquatic systems, their services and associated threats.

The educational offer focuses on two levels of training: postgraduate education, with two official master’s degree programs and a doctoral program, and continuing education, through a training program and a specialization program.

All of this has been a priority in the development of IHCantabria’s training work.


IHCantabria offers a wide range of training activities to promote the updating of knowledge of professionals, researchers and technicians of the administrations, who are involved in the search for innovative solutions in the world of hydraulic and coastal engineering, hydrobiology and sustainable management of aquatic systems.

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The training of researchers is the activity with the longest trajectory in IHCantabria. IHCantabria leads and coordinates the doctoral program IH2O, in coastal engineering, hydrobiology and management of aquatic systems, which is part of the offer of the doctoral school of the University of Cantabria (EDUniversity of Cantabria). This center manages the cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary training of more than 600 young researchers.

IHCantabria provides specialized training through the effective integration of 30-40 doctoral students in multidisciplinary teams that develop R&D projects in more than 50 countries on five continents, generating innovative solutions aimed at meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

More than 100 PhDs from 12 countries have obtained their degrees in the programs of the University of Cantabria, associated with the training environment of the current IHCantabria.

– Access to the Report with the general training data

– Access to the 2014-20 Report (09/02/2021) of the PhD Program



Theses from defunct doctoral programs (2007-2017) HERE.


Aimed at recent graduates and professionals in the sector, the programs are structured in learning modules where the most innovative tools and methodologies used and developed by IHCantabria researchers are taught, with the participation of companies and R&D&I organizations.

The Official Masters in Environmental Hydraulics has trained more than 300 students from 19 countries in the last 10 years (25% foreign students).

His master’s theses were developed in collaboration with IHCantabria’s research groups, an aspect that has fostered the effective transfer of highly specialized knowledge, linked to transfer projects developed worldwide in areas such as: hydraulic and coastal engineering, ports, water quality, ecosystem conservation, environmental risks.

These masters are the link with two doctoral programs that obtained the mention of quality from the Ministry of Education (2003 and 2005), and that have given rise in this decade to the defense of 61 doctoral theses, co-directed by researchers from IHCantabria, 19 of them presented by students from other nationalities from 4 continents.

Access to the report with the general training data HERE


The GISH master’s degree offers a multidisciplinary approach to the complex environmental management of rivers, estuaries and other aquatic systems, providing the most innovative methodologies in fields such as hydraulic modeling,…


The C&P master’s degree provides specialized knowledge to understand the complex coastal processes and address the challenges posed in the development of coastal, port and offshore infrastructures….


IHCantabria offers internships through the University of Cantabria and the Foundation of the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria.

Internships have a flexible duration depending on the requirements and the type of students to whom they are addressed:

  • Vocational training students.
  • Undergraduate students.
  • Graduate students.

You can access the presentation of the internship program for the academic year 2021 – 22 HERE

Internship offer

If you are interested in IHCantabria’s internship offer, please access the following form by clicking HERE.