Welcome Lina! More
We're happy to welcome Lina Eklund, who just started as our new Assistant Professor for Geoinformatics. Lina's research will be primarily in the FLOW project, where she will help us with her expertise in migration.
BalticRIM project joined More
We have joined the BalticRIM project as partner, which deals with Baltic Sea Region Integrated Maritime Cultural Heritage Management. It is funded by the EC's Interreg Baltic Sea Region program and will run until October 2020.
FLOW project funded More
Our internal application for the FLOW project has been selected for funding by the AAU rectorate. The transdiciplinary 3-year project will investigate scenarios for global flows of migrants and their impact on North European welfare states.
Welcome Ida! More
A (slightly belated) welcome to Ida Maria Reiter, who has joined us as PhD student this fall. Her research will focus on different design aspects in regards to designing marine decision support systems with the purpose of supporting ecosystem-based maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea.
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The two year Master of Science program in Geoinformatics at Aalborg University Copenhagen is directed at students with a bachelor’s degree in surveying, land management, urban planning, environmental planning, geography or study programs with similar contents interested in understanding the concepts and obtaining the necessary skills to manage various kinds of digital geographic information. Our goal is to introduce graduate students to the potentials of modern geographic information technology to strengthen their professional approach to solving real world problems in their specific field of interest. The program is conducted in English and traditionally attracts a very international group of students. They are introduced to geoinformatics by participating in project works (50%) and course works (50%), following AAU's problem-based learning approach. Furthermore the educational programme offers the opportunity of an internship or/and an external study during the 3rd semester.
The first semester in the program covers the courses Geospatial Information Technology and Modern Data Acquisition Technologies, followed by a group project in the area of GI Technology and information Systems. Students not familiar with problem-based learning participate in a short introductory course before the projects start. The semester description contains more details on which topics the courses cover, workload, etc.
The second semester starts off with courses on Geocomputation and Spatial Analytics and Geovisualisation, followed by a group project in the area of GI – Integration, Applications and Society. In the second half of the semester, students also start contacting companies to make arrangements for the internships in the following semester. See the semester description for details on the second semester.
The third semester is dedicated to professional development. Most students complete an internship in a company or administration office. These internships often lead to further cooperation on a thesis topic and eventually employment. Alternatively, it is also possible to conduct a long, 1-year thesis.
In the final semester of the program, students complete their Master's thesis project. The goal is to demonstrate that the students can independently address a research question in a scientific manner. The program ends with the oral exams on the thesis at the end of June, followed by the graduation ceremony shortly after.