The increasing complexity of our environmental problems and the need to manage them has resulted in a phenomenal growth in the discipline of Geo-Information Science. Geo-information forms the basis for the development of knowledge and insights needed to analyse and solve the problems of our social and natural environment.
Geo-Information Science in Wageningen
The MSc Geo-Information Science (MGI) at Wageningen focuses on solving spatial problems in rural areas and urban fringes by using geographic information systems (GIS) and earth observation imagery (remote sensing).
Geo-Information Science combines expertise from the fields of:
- information and communication technology (ICT);
- geographical information systems (GIS), spatial modeling, statistics, remote sensing, photogrammetry, GPS and mapping;
- environmental and social sciences such as land use planning, geography, soil science and communication.
This MSc programme is targeted towards students with a Bachelor degree in the field of Environmental Sciences (planning, soil and water, hydrology, forest and nature, ecology, biology) or Information Technology.
The learning outcomes for Geo-Information Science ensure that when you graduate you can be confident of your competences in 4 main areas: Geo-information knowledge, research skills, communication & teamwork, critical scientific thinking, and personal self-assessment. For details of the learning outcomes see learning outcomes Geo-Information Science.
More than 25 years of international education in geo-information science and remote sensing have made our MSc programme what it is today: a challenging learning environment for students from all over the world. The close and personal contacts with staff and fellow students will make you feel at home quickly.