In recent years private industry, government institutions as well as society as a whole have been placing increasing importance on geospatial information. This development has led to a dynamic geographic information (GI) industry. However, the growth of the upwardly mobile GI sector has been hampered by a shortage of highly qualified professionals. In Germany, university graduates with excellent professional skills in the acquisition, processing, analysis and visualisation of spatial information, based on their experience in the development and application of geographic information systems, are still categorised as mainstream information and communications technology graduates. Although a number of courses in subjects such as geography, cartography, geodesy, geology and environmental sciences include instruction in the processing and visual display of geographic information, GI companies and institutions have a constant shortage of qualified candidates with the requisite multidisciplinary expertise. The high demand for qualified GI specialists guarantees graduates of our master’s program a wide choice of challenging and rewarding careers on national and international levels.
- Geographic information systems and remote sensing
- Consultancy in and development for environmental monitoring and disaster prevention
- Mobile network planning
- Location based services
- Geopost and telecommunications
- Georeferencing, consulting and services, geospatial database creation and transformation
- Satellite navigation
- Research and development in construction and plant control, outdoor and indoor navigation systems
- Car navigation
Reasons to study at our faculty
- Practically oriented education, on-going dialog with professionals
- Timely study course with a clear and defined program, exams at the end of the semester
- Laboratory work and practical training in small, guided groups
- Attractive master’s theses in industry, nationally and internationally
- State-of-the-art curriculum
- Guidance by professors
- Assistance if language difficulties occur
- Tutorials, educational guidance, and counseling
- Opportunity for future job qualification in innovative research projects
- Active exchange programs within international networks with other universities
- Full accreditation of the master’s program by ASIIN, a member of the Washington Accord
ITC, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Observation of the University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
The ITC has a long and successful history of teaching students from developing nations in the fields of visualisation, remote sensing and photogrammetry. The institute focuses on all the recording and transformation processes of spatial data required for designing maps and related products based on geodata.
University of Aberdeen,
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
With its focus on environmental management the Department Geography & Environment has specialised in pursuing novel methods of environmental analysis by means of remote sensing and GIS. Aspects of geospatial technologies are of increasing importance in many areas of employment concerned with the landscape. The Applied Geospatial Information Science (AGIS) programme covers the fundamentals of techniques and tools for acquiring, storing, processing, classifying, visualising and analysing spatially referenced data of the earth, and their application to the study of the earth.
Universidad Polytécnica de Valencia,
The Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Geodésica, Cartográfica y Topográfica offers an extensive education in geodesy and cartography.
The master course allows its students to choose between two majors, either geodesy or cartography/GIS.
The close connection of the Universidad Polytécnica with the State Surveying Office of the Valencia region offers an ideal practice-oriented training for geomatics students. At the university, the interdisciplinary co-operation between the students of geodesy and cartography provides an optimal surrounding for studying geomatics, visualisation and applied geodesy.
University of Szeged,
Already for more than ten years the European ERASMUS funding has enabled students and lecturers of the University of Szeged to study and/or spent time at our university. The new orientation of their Faculty of Science and Informatics towards geoinformatics and the use of GIS in the environmental as well as geomarketing field, make the University of Szeged increasingly attractive for students of our Geomatics Department.
University of Colorado at Boulder,
Boulder (CO), USA,
The university is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. It has a proud tradition of academic excellence, with four Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies. The Department of Geography attracts some 3,500 undergraduates to its courses every year, with approximately 190 undergraduate majors in geography. The MA program was founded in 1930. The department is ranked as one of the top programs among the nation’s doctoral-granting departments of geography and has one of the highest rates of external funding for graduate student research.
The Faculty of Geosciences in Utrecht has approximatley 1600 students and is one of the largest research and teaching centers worldwide in the fields of physical and anthropological geography as well as environment, economy and planning. GIS technologies play a major part in analysing geographical facts and in decision-making.