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1 ENSCHEDE THE NETHERLANDS WWW.ITC.NL Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC

2 PRESENTATION CONTENT Whats ITC all about Knowledge field: Geo-information science and earth observation ITCs core activities Education Research Partnerships Joint Programmes Collaboration with IIRS 2

3 3 HERE WE ARE The Netherlands

4 4 WHATS ITC ALL ABOUT? Mission: Development and transfer of knowledge in geo- information science and earth observation Academic level: Postgraduate (PhD/MSc/Master/PG Diploma) Undergraduate Diploma in Geoinformatics Target group: Young and mid-career professionals, and scientists from developing and emerging countries Framework International development cooperation

5 5 ITC – Changing Title 1950International Training Centre for Aerial Survey, ITC 1968International Institute for Aerial Survey and Earth Sciences, ITC 1985International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, ITC 2002 International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC 2010Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC of the University of Twente

6 6 ITC SIXTH FACULTY OF THE UT 2010Faculty with special status of the University of Twente (UT) Distinctive character and mission will be preserved More firmly embedded in Dutch academic education system Will lead to innovative research and education in different areas

7 Well equipped building Lecture rooms MSc rooms Auditorium State-of-the-art computer facilities Laboratory facilities Restaurant Library FACILITIES - Teaching 7 Photo: Gerard Kuster

8 Lodging accommodation Well furnished rooms or apartments Student support Student affairs office Sports and social activities Lifelong e-mail accounts 8 Photo: Gerard Kuster FACILITIES - Supporting

9 9 KNOWLEDGE FIELD DATA & INFORMATION DISSEMINATION DATA COLLECTION Tabular data Satellite data Aerial data Digital maps Field measurements Internet GIS DISSEMINATION Internet GIS Web portals G I S G I S ANALYSIS Modelling Processing Synthesis Internet GIS

10 Focus on tools and methods and on application of these in: urban planning land administration disaster management strengthening civil society water management earth sciences environmental management and biodiversity food security 10 APPLICTION FIELDS

11 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 programme Degree programme Diploma programme Certificate programme Research and development Research projects PhD studies Visiting Scientists 11 ITCS CORE ACTIVITIES - 1 Photo: Gerard Kuster

12 Project services Institutional development Advisory services Contract research Contract education 12 ITCS CORE ACTIVITIES - 2

13 13 EDUCATION AT ITC A MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT

14 14 Young and mid-career professionals, and scientists from developing and emerging countries Increasingly professionals from industrialised countries TARGET GROUP Photo: Gerard Kuster

15 Degree programme: Master of Science18 months Master 12 months Diploma programme: Postgraduate diploma 9 months Diploma 9 months Language of instruction is English 15 ITCS PROGRAMMES AND DURATION - 1

16 Certificate programme: Short courses3, 6, 9 & 12 weeks Modules3 weeks Tailor-made courses1 week – 8 months Distance courses6 weeks 16 Language of instruction is English ITCS PROGRAMMES AND DURATION - 2

17 ProgrammeEntry level: MSc degreeBSc Master degreeBSc Postgraduate diplomaBSc DiplomaSec. school Certificate coursesBSc/Sec. school ENTRY LEVELS 17

18 18 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OF DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES Blocks and modules MSc degree: 18 months, 4 blocks Core modules Application/specialisation modules Research profile modules Individual research/MSc thesis Master degree: 12 months, 3 blocks Core modules Application/specialisation modules Individual final assignment

19 Postgraduate diploma: 9 months, 3 blocks First two blocks of MSc programme Final assignment Diploma: 9 months, 3 blocks Core modules Specialisation modules Integrated group project and individual final assignment 19 Photo: Gerard Kuster PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OF DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

20 COURSES GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION FOR: 20 MSc degree Master degree Post-graduate diploma DiplomaCertificate Applied Earth Sciences/ Disaster management Environmental Modelling and Management Geoinformatics Governance and Spatial Information Management Land Administration Natural Resources Management Urban Planning and Management Water Resources and Environmental Management

21 ITCs degree programmes are legally recognised in the Netherlands and are accredited by the Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organisation ACCREDITED BY THE NVAO 21

22 COURSE PARTICIPANTS 1950-2009 ORIGIN OF ITC STUDENTS, EXCLUDING EXTRAMURAL 22 America 10% Europe 15% Asia 43% Australia & Oceania 1% Asia 8,683 Africa 6,237 Europe 3,066 America 2,089 Australia & Oceania 182 Total students 1950-2009:20,327 Total countries 1950-2009:175 Africa 31%

23 Fellowships Netherlands Fellowship Programme European Union: Erasmus Mundus United Nations agencies Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Programme International Fellowships Programme Ford Foundation The Huygens Programme STUNED Scholarship Programme SEEKING THE SOURCE 23

24 Erasmus Mundus Mobility Programme Major Mobility Programme funded by the EU Programmes for different Geographic Regions (lots) Consortia formed with ±10 European and ± 10 Regional Partners Scholars from partners have priority – but others (may be) accepted In 2008 & 2009 was programme specifically for India Currently no India Programme but Regional Asia Programme

25 Erasmus Mundus Programme Facilities Provides funding for mobility periods in Europe Different Mobility types: 1.Bachelors / Undergraduate 2.Masters 3.Doctorate 4.Post Doctorate 5.Visiting Academic Staff Regional Asia Programme only Asia to EU (other programmes two way)

26 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 LOT 11 Part of The Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) Coordinated by University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain University of Twente is partner University of Pune is Indian partner Closing Date for Applications is 31 st January! Applications via website: http://www.emasiaregional.eu/en/what-is-ema-2.html

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28 28 RESEARCH AT ITC PhD Programme Visiting Scientist Programme Joint Research Programme

29 Economic Factors Full time residential courses in Europe often unaffordable to foreign students Cost of living often key factor Mid career professionals often wish to upgrade but unable to spend long periods away from work Possible solutions: Distance Education Educational partnerships Joint Education Programmes

30 Distance Education Several modules of their Postgraduate diploma and MSc degree courses as Distance courses. Study load of 20 to 24 hours : 5 ECTS Task-based learning blends theory & practice Gives some exemptions from residential courses Fee reduction for OECD citizens and residents Fellowships available through NFP

31 In the framework of institutional development To address the increasing demand for flexibility in academic degree courses With research partners who contribute complementary scientific expertise 31 PARTNERSHIPS

32 EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS 32

33 Outside Europe Already implemented in Bolivia, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Tanzania With European institutes Two MSc courses have been implemented: Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM): Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA): EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS 33

34 ITC has entered into partnership with reputable qualified educational organisations in many countries Target 2010: 20 locations 350 students / 3,500 student months JOINT COURSES 34

35 Joint Course Structures Three programme construction variations Taught fully at partner location Commence with partner, period in ITC, finish with partner Commence with partner, end at ITC

36 Indian Institute for Remote Sensing - IIRS Under National Remote Sensing Centre, Department of Space, Govt. of India, Situated in Dehra Dun Premier training and educational institute set up for developing trained professionals Evolved from Indian Photo-Interpretation Institute Collaborated with ITC since inception in 1966

37 The 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 Management Promotion of research in RS & Geoinformatics. Provides value-added services in natural resources management, remote sensing, GIS and GPS technology.

38 IIRS Departments Deans Office Agriculture and Soil Forestry and Ecology Geoinformatics Geosciences Human & Urban Settlement Analysis IIRS Library Marine & Atmospheric Sciences Photogrammetry Water Resources

39 Educational Programmes Offered by IIRS Master of Science Programme M.Sc. in Geoinformatics * M.Sc. in Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Management * Master of Technology Programme M.Tech in Remote Sensing and GIS applications Postgraduate Programme Agriculture & Soils Forestry & Ecology Geosciences Geoinformatics * Marine & Atmospheric Sciences Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management * Urban & Regional Planning and; Water Resources

40 Joint 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 covered Timing of courses later fully converged. Joint responsibility for quality control. ITC staff visit IIRS for teaching, research and collaboration.

41 Joint ITC – IIRS Educational Programmes Master of Science Programme Geoinformatics Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Management Commences and ends in India – period in ITC Postgraduate Programme Geoinformatics Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management Fully taught in India

42 Joint Geoinfromatics MSc Programme Structure Duration: 18 months (starts in September each year) 15 months will be spent at IIRS including 6 months of research 3 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.

43 Geoinformatics Module Topics

44 Joint Geo-Hazards MSc Programme Structure Duration: 18 months (starts in September each year) 15 months will be spent at IIRS including 6 months of research 3 months of advanced modules ( 8-12 ) at ITC (March-June) The M.Sc. Degree will be awarded by the University of Twente

45 Geo-Hazards Module Topics

46 Economics of the Joint Course Full 18 month MSc in Holland costs a total of 28,430 (± 17 Lakhs) of which 16,480 (58%) is living, accommodation and insurance cost Joint 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

47 Course Admission Procedure For Joint MSc Commencing in September application deadline is in June Candidates are undergo written test and interview in July Netherlands Fellowships COULD be available, but deadline is preceding 1 st February.

48 Future Ahead …. Geo Design is a new an up-coming field Specialized field with emphasis on architectural planning and landscape studies A few of the Geo Design topics are part of curriculum at IIRS and ITC Still evolving – to be part of regular programme.

49 Conclusions ITC and IIRS have experienced long and fruitful relationship Many academic and research fields of mutual interest Good staff exchange and collaboration Joint 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.

50 THE END THANK YOU

51 Thank You


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