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GEM MSc course - General Information

Five renowned European institutes offer a unique Erasmus Mundus joint European Master of Science (MSc) Course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM), which starts annually in September.

The course has a duration of 22 months and will be taught by world class faculties in five countries: Iceland, UK, Sweden, Poland and The Netherlands. While spending time in at least two of the five countries and studying in multi-cultural environment, participants will gain valuable insight into the academic, social and cultural diversity of northern and central Europe. On graduation they will be offered a multiple MSc degree from the consortium universities.

The course starts with a foundation year. Depending on their background and preference, students will start their studies either in The Netherlands (Twente University, Faculty ITC) or in Sweden (Lund University). The overall content of this foundation year is similar at both universities, but at ITC the focus is more on the interaction of society and technology related to environmental modelling and management while in Lund, participants receive more training in quantitative biophysical modelling.

After the foundation year students continue with MSc research, including fieldwork, on a topic of their choice at one of the other four universities.

This top-quality Master’s course is supported by the prestigious EU Erasmus Mundus programme and is open to self-funded students from the EU and the rest of the world.


  • ITC
  • Lunds Universitet
  • University of Iceland
  • Universitas Varsoviensis
  • University of Southampton