Announcement for the GEM course starting in 2013
ANNOUNCEMENT GEM 2013 Course
Growing population densities are putting increasing pressure on scarce land resources.
Adequate solutions to environmental problems such as deforestation, overgrazing, and the
depletion and contamination of land and water resources depend on integrated insights and
improved management. Planners, managers, policy makers and researchers need to
understand the complexity of the factors involved and be able to work together with
professionals from a variety of disciplines. Geo‐information technology and, in particular,
remote sensing, plays a central role in the search for clear analyses and viable policies. Skills in this field will therefore continue to be much in demand in industry, government and
Five renowned European institutes offer you a unique Erasmus Mundus joint European
Master of Science (MSc) Course in Geo‐information Science and Earth Observation for
Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM).
The course has a duration of 22 months and will be taught by world class faculty in five
countries: Iceland, UK, Sweden, Poland and The Netherlands. While studying in at least two
of the five universities, as well as studying in a multi‐cultural environment, students will gain valuable insight into the academic, social and cultural diversity of northern and central
Europe. Graduates gain a multiple MSc degree from the consortium universities.
The course will start 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 the students receive more
training in quantitative biophysical modelling.
After the foundation year, students continue with their MSc research, including fieldwork,
on a topic of their choice at one of the other 4 universities.
This top‐quality MSc course is supported by the prestigious EU Erasmus Mundus programme
and is open to full‐fee paying students from the EU and the rest of the world.
For the course starting September 2013 we are inviting applications from motivated, high
quality graduates from all over the world.
More information can be obtained from www.gem‐msc.org or by contacting the Course
Apply now online: http://www.gem‐msc.org/application/Registration/