See ITC - GEM MSc

Partners & Associates

The Programme is a combined partnership of four different Universities. 

GEM integrates academic excellence from four leading universities and their respective MSc programmes in geospatial science in a strategic partnership to support innovative academic practices. Each partner addresses different aspects of human-environment interaction challenges with applied geospatial science:

  • Natural resources management at ITC-University of Twente, the Netherlands (ITC)
  • Ecosystems and the environment at Lund University, Sweden (LU)
  • Agriculture and forestry at UCLouvain University, Belgium (UCLouvain)
  • Socio-ecological systems and urban planning at the University of Tartu, Estonia (UT)


Partner Universities
University of Twente | Faculty ITC

At the University of Twente, we are pioneers in fusing technology, science and engineering with social sciences to impact the world around us.

Our driving force as students, scientists and educators is a deep sense of connection with people who share a curious, entrepreneurial spirit.

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Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities.

The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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Université Catholique de Louvain

A multilingual and multicultural community, UCLouvain is one of Europe’s leading universities. For six centuries it has welcomed students and faculty from all over the world.
The university’s 14 faculties and 22 doctoral schools offer degrees and research opportunities in almost every field. 

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University of Tartu

The University of Tartu is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country's reputation in research and provision of higher education.

The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of world's best universities.

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Associate Partners

The GEM programme includes several associate partners around the world from research, industry, public sector and non-governmental organisations. They participate in joint events, internships and MSc theses, and bring real-world challenges and stakeholders into the classroom. Collaborating with these partners is designed to train students to become high-skilled professionals in geo-information (GI) and Earth observation (EO) science with a solid foundation in applied socio-environmental/socio-ecological modelling.

Information on associate partners will be added here soon.