4WHAT’S ITC ALL ABOUT?Mission: Development and transfer of knowledge in geo-information science and earth observationAcademic level: Postgraduate (PhD/MSc/Master/PG Diploma)Undergraduate Diploma in GeoinformaticsTarget group: Young and mid-career professionals, and scientists from developing and emerging countriesFramework International development cooperation
5ITC – Changing Title1950 International Training Centre for Aerial Survey, ITC1968 International Institute for Aerial Survey and Earth Sciences, ITC1985 International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, ITC2002 International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC2010 Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC of the University of Twente
6ITC SIXTH FACULTY OF THE UT 2010 Faculty with special status of the University of Twente (UT)Distinctive character and mission will be preservedMore firmly embedded in Dutch academic education systemWill lead to innovative research and education in different areas
7FACILITIES - Teaching Well equipped building Lecture rooms MSc rooms AuditoriumState-of-the-art computer facilitiesLaboratory facilitiesRestaurantLibraryPhoto: Gerard Kuster
8FACILITIES - Supporting Lodging accommodationWell furnished rooms or apartmentsStudent supportStudent affairs officeSports and social activitiesLifelong accountsPhoto: Gerard Kuster
9KNOWLEDGE FIELD DATA & INFORMATION G I S ANALYSIS DISSEMINATION DATA COLLECTIONTabular dataSatellite dataAerial dataDigital mapsField measurementsInternet GISWeb portalsG I SG I S ANALYSISModellingProcessingSynthesis
10APPLICTION FIELDSFocus on tools and methods and on application of these in:urban planningland administrationdisaster managementstrengthening civil societywater managementearth sciencesenvironmental management and biodiversityfood security
11ITC’S CORE ACTIVITIES - 1 Education / training offered in the Netherlands, online and abroad by ITC itself or by ITC in collaboration with reputable qualified educational organisations (joint courses)Graduate programmeDegree programmeDiploma programmeCertificate programmeResearch and developmentResearch projectsPhD studiesVisiting ScientistsPhoto: Gerard Kuster
14TARGET GROUPYoung and mid-career professionals, and scientists from developing and emerging countriesIncreasingly professionals from industrialised countriesPhoto: Gerard Kuster
15ITC’S PROGRAMMES AND DURATION - 1 Degree programme:Master of Science 18 monthsMaster 12 monthsDiploma programme:Postgraduate diploma 9 monthsDiploma 9 monthsLanguage of instruction is English
16ITC’S PROGRAMMES AND DURATION - 2 Certificate programme:Short courses , 6, 9 & 12 weeksModules weeksTailor-made courses 1 week – 8 monthsDistance courses weeksLanguage of instruction is English
17ENTRY LEVELS Programme Entry level: MSc degree BSc Master degree BSc Postgraduate diploma BScDiploma Sec. schoolCertificate courses BSc/Sec. school
18PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OF DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES Blocks and modulesMSc degree: 18 months, 4 blocksCore modulesApplication/specialisation modulesResearch profile modulesIndividual research/MSc thesisMaster degree: 12 months, 3 blocksIndividual final assignment
19PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OF DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES Postgraduate diploma: 9 months, 3 blocksFirst two blocks of MSc programmeFinal assignmentDiploma: 9 months, 3 blocksCore modulesSpecialisation modulesIntegrated group project and individual final assignmentPhoto: Gerard Kuster
20Courses GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION FOR: MScdegreeMasterPost-graduatediplomaDiplomaCertificateApplied Earth Sciences/ Disaster managementEnvironmental Modelling and ManagementGeoinformaticsGovernance and Spatial Information ManagementLand AdministrationNatural Resources ManagementUrban Planning and ManagementWater Resources and Environmental Management
21ACCREDITED BY THE NVAOITC’s degree programmes are legally recognised in the Netherlands and are accredited by the Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organisation
22COURSE PARTICIPANTSORIGIN OF ITC STUDENTS, EXCLUDING EXTRAMURALEurope 15%Asia 43%America 10%Africa 31%Australia& Oceania 1%Asia 8,683Africa 6,237Europe 3,066America 2,089Australia & OceaniaTotal students : 20,327Total countries : 175
23SEEKING THE SOURCE Fellowships Netherlands Fellowship Programme European Union: Erasmus MundusUnited Nations agenciesJoint Japan World Bank Scholarship ProgrammeInternational Fellowships Programme Ford FoundationThe Huygens ProgrammeSTUNED Scholarship Programme
24Erasmus Mundus Mobility Programme Major Mobility Programme funded by the EUProgrammes for different Geographic Regions (lots)Consortia formed with ±10 European and ± 10 Regional PartnersScholars from partners have priority – but others (may be) acceptedIn 2008 & 2009 was programme specifically for IndiaCurrently no India Programme but Regional Asia Programme
25Erasmus Mundus Programme Facilities Provides funding for mobility periods in EuropeDifferent Mobility types:Bachelors / UndergraduateMastersDoctoratePost DoctorateVisiting Academic StaffRegional Asia Programme only Asia to EU (other programmes two way)
26Erasmus Mundus Action 2 LOT 11 Part of The Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2)Coordinated by University of Deusto, Bilbao, SpainUniversity of Twente is partnerUniversity of Pune is Indian partnerClosing Date for Applications is 31st January!Applications via website:
28RESEARCH AT ITC PhD Programme Visiting Scientist Programme Joint Research Programme
29Economic Factors Possible solutions: Distance Education Full time residential courses in Europe often unaffordable to foreign studentsCost of living often key factorMid career professionals often wish to upgrade but unable to spend long periods away from workPossible solutions:Distance EducationEducational partnershipsJoint Education Programmes
30Distance EducationSeveral modules of their Postgraduate diploma and MSc degree courses as Distance courses.Study load of 20 to 24 hours : 5 ECTSTask-based learning blends theory & practiceGives some exemptions from residential coursesFee reduction for OECD citizens and residentsFellowships available through NFP
31PARTNERSHIPS In the framework of institutional development To address the increasing demand for flexibility in academic degree coursesWith research partners who contribute complementary scientific expertise
33EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS Outside EuropeAlready implemented in Bolivia, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, TanzaniaWith European institutesTwo MSc courses have been implemented:Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM):Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA):
34JOINT COURSESITC has entered into partnership with reputable qualified educational organisations in many countriesTarget 2010:20 locations350 students / 3,500 student months
35Joint Course Structures Three programme construction variationsTaught fully at partner locationCommence with partner, period in ITC, finish with partnerCommence with partner, end at ITC
36Indian Institute for Remote Sensing - IIRS Under National Remote Sensing Centre, Department of Space, Govt. of India, Situated in Dehra DunPremier training and educational institute set up for developing trained professionalsEvolved from Indian Photo-Interpretation InstituteCollaborated with ITC since inception in 1966
37The Main Function of the Institute Capacity building through technology transfer among user community,Education at post-graduate level in the application of RS & Geoinformatics for Natural Resources ManagementPromotion of research in RS & Geoinformatics.Provides value-added services in natural resources management, remote sensing, GIS and GPS technology.
38IIRS Departments Dean’s Office Agriculture and Soil Forestry and EcologyGeoinformaticsGeosciencesHuman & Urban Settlement AnalysisIIRS LibraryMarine & Atmospheric Sciences Photogrammetry Water Resources
39Educational Programmes Offered by IIRS Master of Science ProgrammeM.Sc. in Geoinformatics *M.Sc. in Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Management *Master of Technology ProgrammeM.Tech in Remote Sensing and GIS applicationsPostgraduate ProgrammeAgriculture & SoilsForestry & EcologyGeosciencesGeoinformatics *Marine & Atmospheric SciencesNatural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management *Urban & Regional Planning and;Water Resources
40Joint Education Strategy ITC/IIRS ITC educational scheme for Master of Science Programme is based on ‘blocks and modules’IIRS curriculum was broadly similar and syllabi ‘converged’ (although originally with different timing)Period at ITC to be minimized with only essential advance topics coveredTiming of courses later fully converged.Joint responsibility for quality control.ITC staff visit IIRS for teaching, research and collaboration.
41Joint ITC – IIRS Educational Programmes Master of Science ProgrammeGeoinformaticsNatural Hazards & Disaster Risk ManagementCommences and ends in India – period in ITCPostgraduate ProgrammeNatural Hazards and Disaster Risk ManagementFully taught in India
42Joint Geoinfromatics MSc Programme Structure Duration: 18 months (starts in September each year)15 months will be spent at IIRS including 6 months of research3 months of advanced modules and research proposal defence at ITC (June to August)The M.Sc. Degree will be awarded by the University of Twente.
44Joint Geo-Hazards MSc Programme Structure Duration: 18 months (starts in September each year)15 months will be spent at IIRS including 6 months of research3 months of advanced modules ( 8-12 ) at ITC (March-June)The M.Sc. Degree will be awarded by the University of Twente
46Economics of the Joint Course Full 18 month MSc in Holland costs a total of €28, (± 17 Lakhs) of which €16,480 (58%) is living, accommodation and insurance costJoint MSc, with 3 months in Holland costs a total of € 8,170 (± 4.9 Lakhs), of which the total cost of the three months in Holland is € 4,900
47Course Admission Procedure For Joint MSc Commencing in September application deadline is in JuneCandidates are undergo written test and interview in JulyNetherlands Fellowships COULD be available, but deadline is preceding 1st February.
48Future Ahead …. Geo Design is a new an up-coming field Specialized field with emphasis on architectural planning and landscape studiesA few of the Geo Design topics are part of curriculum at IIRS and ITCStill evolving – to be part of regular programme.
49ConclusionsITC and IIRS have experienced long and fruitful relationshipMany academic and research fields of mutual interestGood staff exchange and collaborationJoint ITC/IIRS MSc is cost effective route for providing high quality Indian MSc with European ‘flavour’.European Union keen to enhance educational links and credit transfer between India and EU.