About GEM MSc


The aim of the GEM programme is to deliver top-class graduates from the EU and around the world, with the skills and networks to better manage socio-ecological systems for sustainable and equitable growth.


GEM is a two-year MSc in “Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management”. GEM is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree Programme (EMJMD). Thanks to funding from the Erasmus+ programme, we can offer 60 full MSc scholarships across four intakes, starting in September 2021. Students with other scholarships or alternative sources of funding are also warmly welcomed. Ser the scholarship and finances link for details.

GEM is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of four higher education institutions. Each partner brings expertise in different aspects of human-environment interaction challenges with applied geospatial science:


GEM is an innovative, international education programme from four European university partners that:


Successful graduates are awarded a multiple MSc degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation with a specialisation in Environmental Modelling and Management.


The GEM programme was first established in 2005 within intakes up until 2017. During that time over 260 students graduated from the programme.

There is a high demand for GEM graduates globally, as evidenced by alumni employment rates: 11% work in government, 9% in NGOs, 27% in private companies, 29% in academic organisations, 2% are entrepreneurs (22% are unaccounted, meaning we do not know their current employment details).

Our alumni, who are 55% male and 45% female, work globally: 38% in Europe, 28% in Asia, 15% in Africa, 15% in the Americas and 4% in Oceania. 50% of GEM graduates have moved onto PhD programmes in the EU and the US.