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Announcement for the GEM course starting in 2013


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

Secretary (info@gem-msc.org).

Apply now online: http://www.gem‐msc.org/application/Registration/

  • ITC
  • Lunds Universitet