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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong Baptist University
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: HKBU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://geog.hkbu.edu.hk/
Description: The Department of Geography of Hong Kong Baptist University has a long history. It was formerly the Department of History and Geography established in 1960, and then became an independent department in 1978, under the Faculty of Social Sciences. There are three research centers in the department: China Urban and Regional Research Center (CURS); Asian Energy Research Center (AESC, formerly known as Hong Kong Energy Research Center), and Geographical Computing Research Center (CGS). The four main research directions of the Department of Geography are: -Geographical analysis, GIS and remote sensing -Energy, sustainability and resource management -Natural landscape and environmental changes -Urban and regional studies Research degree offers MPhil and PhD degrees, covering a wide range of topics, including: GIS and remote sensing, human biometeorology, environmental planning and management, urban greening issues, paleoenvironment and marine natural environment, sedimentology, urban housing market, urban planning, Transportation research, China's migration from rural to urban areas, energy research, political geography; in addition, it also cooperates with other departments to train 2 course-based graduate programs: Contemporary China Studies (MS, focusing on urban development and environmental management) and global Society (MA).

Qiming Zhou : change detection and land cover modelling with remote sensingdigital terrain analysis and hydrological modellingclimate change and its impacts on water resources and ecosystemsaridzone studies

Donggen Wang : activity-travel behaviortransport and time geographyactivity-based socio-spatial segregationgeography of wellbeinghousing choice and residential satisfaction

Jianfeng Li : hydroclimatologyhydrology and water resourcesclimate extremes and water hazardsclimate changeregional water cycle

Sajjad Muhammad : Risk-resilience-sustainability NexusNatural hazardsMachine LearningGeo-AISpatial Data ScienceRS & GIS applicationsClimate change impactsInterdesciplinary Climate Studies

University of Hong Kong
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: HKU
Unit: Department of Geography;Department of Real Estate and Construction;Department of Urban Planning and Design
URL: https://www.geog.hku.hk/
Description: The Department of Geography at the University of Hong Kong mainly focuses on three research areas: China-related studies, environmental research, and urban and transportation research. The department offers undergraduate, taught master's, research-based master's, and research-based doctoral programs. Undergraduate majors include Geography and Urban Governance, with a taught master's program in China Development Studies, and a joint Transport Policy and Planning program offered in collaboration with the Department of Urban Planning and Design.;The Department of Real Estate and Construction (formerly the Department of Surveying) at the University of Hong Kong was officially established in June 1984, addressing the academic challenges of the surveying profession from an interdisciplinary foundation. The department offers an undergraduate program in Surveying, and three taught master's programs: Real Estate, Construction Project Management, and Digital Management of Built Assets.;The Department of Urban Planning and Design (DUPAD) at the University of Hong Kong has its origins in the Centre for Urban Planning and Environmental Management (CUPEM) established in 1980. In 2008, the center was reorganized into the Department of Urban Planning and Design, responsible for teaching and research in urban planning, housing management, and urban transportation. The department offers undergraduate, taught master's, research-based master's, and research-based doctoral programs. Currently, the full-time taught master's programs include Urban Planning, Urban Analytics, Urban Design, Housing Management, Transport Policy and Planning, and Urban Design and Transport.

YEH, Anthony Gar On : Atlas mappingMethods and technologies of thematic mapping

Webster, Christopher John : urban planningcomputer scienceeconomics and economic geography

HE, Shenjing : housing differentiation and socio-spatial inequalityurban povertyurban redevelopment

Tang, Bo-sin MH : Land Use PlanningProperty DevelopmentInstitutional Analysis in Land and Property

Chiaradia, Alain J.F. : applied research and design thinking investigating urban design impacts on liveabilityvibrancy and livelihoodwellbeingand resilience

Lau, Mandy H.M. : the intersection of housing studies and ageing studies

LI, Weifeng : remote sensingGIS and big data in urban environmental analysisurban modeling

Liauw, Laurence : healthy aging developments and design for seniors

LIU, Xingjian : Urban GeographyUrban NetworksCity-regionsUrban Analytics

ZHOU, Jiangping : big-data applications and analytics for transport/urban studiestransport policy and planning

Sarkar, Chinmoy : the interdisciplinary domains of evidence-based healthy cities planningspatial design analyses for healthy citieshealthy longevityurban green and active travelbig data modelling in health and urban mobilityplanning for smart citiessmart location-based technologies for health researchhealth GISand methodologies related to study design and statistical modelling

Nam, Kyung-Min : Spatial Planning and PolicyInternational DevelopmentAir PollutionClimate ChangeEmissions Trading in China and the Greater Bay Area

HUANG, Jianxiang : thermalacoustic and building energy performances in high density citiesenvironmental modeling

Connolly, Creighton Paul : Urban political ecologyLandscapeParticipatory Governance and PlanningHeritage managementCities and Infectious DiseaseUrban RedevelopmentPolitics of Infrastructure

Kirkley, Alec : the characterization of structure in networks with metadatathe development of analysis methods and algorithms for statistical inference with network datathe structure and dynamics of human mobilityand the spatial manifestation of socioeconomic inequality

Chiu-Shee, Colleen : City design and developmentEnvironment planning and designUrban sustainability and resilienceUrban policy and governanceHousing and community developmentInternational development and global comparative urbanisms

HO, Derrick (Hung Chak) : urban health and environmental epidemiologygeospatial modeling

SUN, Guibo : built environment and healthapplied GIS

Ma, Jun : Urban Computingenvironmental computingAI and robotics in smart cities

YANG, Tianren : urban analytics and modellingurban spatial structure and travelplanning support systems for decision-making

CHEN, Bin : Remote Sensing and Data-Model FusionGeographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Big Data AnalysisUrban Environmental and Public HealthHuman-Environment Spatiotemporal InteractionSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Zhang, Xiaohu : Shared MobilityUrban SimulationUrban Data Science

Zhao, Zhan : Urban Computing and Spatiotemporal Data MiningHuman Mobility and Travel BehaviorPublic Transit and Shared Mobility on Demand Systems

Zhou Yulun : Urban Complex Systems and Spatial Data MiningSpatial Cognition and Human Inspired ComputingOperations Research and Decision Science for Smart Cities

Guo Cui : Global healthBuilt environmentAir pollutionClimate changeCombined effectPublic HealthCohort studyChronic and infectious diseases

Zhu, Jin : Span housing and land policyurbanisation and migrationsustainable built environment and urban governance

XUE, Fan : urban computingurban sensingurban semantics in 3D point cloudsmachine learningoptimization algorithmBIMGISIoT

LOO, Becky P.Y. : information and communication technologiesspatial analysistransport and societyeconomic geography

Shunlin Liang : Remote sensing physical modeling and inversionGlobal satellite product generationEarth’s Energy BudgetGlobal and regional environmental changes

Lishan Ran : Riverine Carbon CycleGreenhouse Gas EmissionsSoil Erosion and Carbon ExportChemical Weathering and CO2 consumptionSediment Transport and River Channel Change

CHEN, Wendy Yan : ecological economicsenvironmental economics

LIN, George Chu Sheng : urban and regional development in Chinaeconomic geography

LI, Jinbao : climate changepaleo climatedrought

KOH, Keumseok : health/medical geographyGISurban planning

LAM, Yun Fat : climate change and air qualityair quality modeling

ZHANG, Hongsheng : smart cities and sustainable developmentremote sensing of urban environment

Frank van der Wouden : InnovationCollaborationTechnological changeCitiesImpact of distance on socio-economic activityComputational social scienceEconomic growthMobilityNetwork ScienceMachine Learning

Bo Huang : Spatiotemporal data analyticsSatellite image fusionEnvironmental monitoringIntegrated spatial planning

Yongsung LEE : Sustainable urbanizationInformation and Communication TechnologyEmerging mobility services and technologyLocation choiceurban formand spatial structureAttitudespreferencesand lifestyles of young adults

Junxi Qian : Public SpaceUrban Studies & Urban TheoryIndigenous People & Indigenous ModernityReligionCultural Economic GeographyPlace and Place Politics

Yanjia Cao : Medical Geography

Patrick Adler : Creative EconomyEntertainment IndustriesUrban EvolutionUrban TechnologyInnovation and Entrepreneurship

Ben A Gerlofs : Urban GeographyPolitical GeographyCultural GeographyHistorical Geography

Zhenci Xu : Sustainable Development GoalsFood-energy-water-carbon nexusFootprintChina developmentHuman environment interactionsEcologyEcosystem service

Wesley Attewell : the intersection of human geographyAmerican studiesand Asian diaspora studies to map the transnational geographies of US empire-building from the Cold War into the present

Junran (Jimmy) Li : aeolian processgrasslandwild fireGIShydrologygeochemistrysurface processisotopes

ZHU, Peng : Agroecosystem modelingClimate change impacts and adaptationEnvironmental remote sensingFood-water-carbon nexus

City University of Hong Kong
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: CityU
Unit: Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
URL: http://bccw.cityu.edu.hk/main/wp_home.asp
Description: The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong has a multi-disciplinary background. At present, teachers who study GIS are mainly concentrated in the Department of Architecture. The application of GIS in urban planning and design, construction engineering and other fields is currently receiving attention. The department offers taught postgraduate master's programs in civil and architectural engineering, construction management, urban design, and regional planning. Research masters and doctorates are also enrolled. Recent research directions mainly include civil and environmental engineering, transportation, hydrology, surveying, architecture, urban design and planning, etc.

LU, Yi : Spatial analysisEnvironment-behavior studybuilt environment and healthhealthcare facilities

CHOW, Andy : data analytics and artificial intelligencecooperative intelligent transport systemspublic transport operationssmart cities and mobilityurban transport analytics

LI Xin : Land and housing policybrownfieldsland use regulationpolicy evaluation

LO Siu Ming : spatial planning for pedestrian movement and evacuation modelingurban and land use planningbuilding developmentconstruction management and fire safety engineering

TALAMINI Gianni : Symbiotic UrbanismUrban RiversTypomorphologyPedestrianisationEnvironment-Behavior StudiesSpatial Justice

ZHENG Hao : Machine LearningData Mining and AnalysisPrediction and SimulationUrban Big DataUrban ModelingUrban Form-FindingAI-Generated Content (AIGC)Creative AIAI DesignerData-Driven DesignComputational DesignParametric Design

TSOU Jin Yeu : Green Building Design and TechnologyLow-carbon and Carbon Neutrality Development and StrategiesSustainable Building Design and Urban PlanningBuilding Performance Design and SimulationUrban Data Analytics and Energy ModelAI and Intelligent Systemsand Urban Housing

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: HKUST
Unit: Division of Environment and Sustainability
URL: https://www.envr.ust.hk/
Description: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology does not have a department of geography and GIS-related majors, but in the Division of Environment and Sustainability, some teachers use GIS and remote sensing to simulate environmental processes, focusing on environmental science and sustainable development issues.

Jimmy W M CHAN : GISSpatial analysis and modelingRemote sensingComputer graphicsSimulation and numerical optimization

Alexis K H LAU : Geophysical data analysisweather and climatesatellite remote sensing applications

Zhi NING : Environmental sensor technology and algorithm developmentSensor and sensor network applicationUrban air quality and built environmentCombustion emission and impact on roadside air qualityPersonal exposure and environmental health

Jimmy C H FUNG : geophysical data analysesnumerical weather predictionprognostic flow modelsdiagnostic models

Dasa GU : satellite remote sensing

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: CUHK
Unit: Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM);Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (ISEIS)
URL: https://www.grm.cuhk.edu.hk/eng/index.html
Description: Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of the top geography departments at the forefront of geography education and research in Asia. We offer a wide range of programmes from bachelor to doctorate levels and have trained high calibre graduates contributing to society. Our departmental staff members also serve as directors of three research institutes in the University, namely the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Institute of Future Cities, and Institute of Space and Earth Information Science. The Department of Geography has fostered an active postgraduate research programme at both the MPhil and PhD levels. There are currently over 20 MPhil and PhD candidates undertaking research in a variety of fields that reflects the broad range of interests and skills of staff members and the facilities of the Department. In addition, over 50 students are studying in the Taught Master's Programmes. [M.Phil.-Ph.D. in GRM (Master of Philosophy Stream)]( https://www.grm.cuhk.edu.hk/eng/prog/postgrad/_mphil.html) [M.Phil.-Ph.D. in GRM (Doctor of Philosophy Stream)]( https://www.grm.cuhk.edu.hk/eng/prog/postgrad/_phd.html) [Master of Science in Geoinformation Science and Smart Cities]( http://mscgis.grm.cuhk.edu.hk/) Master of Social Science in Sustainable Tourism Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (ISEIS) was established in 2005. It was developed on the base of the Joint Laboratory for GeoInformation Science (JLGIS) of Chinese Academy of Sciences & The Chinese University of Hong Kong. ISEIS consists of three major units: research, education and training, and technology development. Master of Science in Environmental Information, Health and Public Management(Full Time & Part Time) [MPhil-PhD Programme in Earth System and GeoInformation Science (Full Time & Part Time)]( http://www.iseis.cuhk.edu.hk/en/phd.html);Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of the top geography departments at the forefront of geography education and research in Asia. We offer a wide range of programmes from bachelor to doctorate levels and have trained high calibre graduates contributing to society. Our departmental staff members also serve as directors of three research institutes in the University, namely the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Institute of Future Cities, and Institute of Space and Earth Information Science. The Department of Geography has fostered an active postgraduate research programme at both the MPhil and PhD levels. There are currently over 20 MPhil and PhD candidates undertaking research in a variety of fields that reflects the broad range of interests and skills of staff members and the facilities of the Department. In addition, over 50 students are studying in the Taught Master's Programmes. [M.Phil.-Ph.D. in GRM (Master of Philosophy Stream)]( https://www.grm.cuhk.edu.hk/eng/prog/postgrad/_mphil.html) [M.Phil.-Ph.D. in GRM (Doctor of Philosophy Stream)]( https://www.grm.cuhk.edu.hk/eng/prog/postgrad/_phd.html) [Master of Science in Geoinformation Science and Smart Cities]( http://mscgis.grm.cuhk.edu.hk/) Master of Social Science in Sustainable Tourism Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (ISEIS) was established in 2005. It was developed on the base of the Joint Laboratory for GeoInformation Science (JLGIS) of Chinese Academy of Sciences & The Chinese University of Hong Kong. ISEIS consists of three major units: research, education and training, and technology development. Master of Science in Environmental Information, Health and Public Management(Full Time & Part Time) [MPhil-PhD Programme in Earth System and GeoInformation Science (Full Time & Part Time)]( http://www.iseis.cuhk.edu.hk/en/phd.html)

Mei-Po Kwan : environmental healthhuman mobilityhealthy citiessocial justiceand GIScience

CHEN YONGQIN, DAVID : Hydrologic Analysis and ModelingHydroclimatology and Climate ChangeWater Resources ManagementEnvironmental Assessment and Sustainability

Peifeng Ma : deep learning for Geo-analysisSARremote sensing

Jianfa Shen : urbanization and migration analysisspatial population modelinginter-city competition and cooperationurban and regional developmentpearl river delta and China

Tung Fung : digital image analysisspatial modelingland cover change detection

Ying He : transportationplanning and policytravel behavioractivity-based modelingGIS/spatial analysisurban and regional economics

XU Jiang : State spaces and politics of scaleIntercity railway planning in China's mega-city regionsEnvironmental elements in China's urban planning systemUrban and regional development/governance in ChinaUrban planningurban land use and spatial transformationPearl River Delta Studies

CHEN YONGQIN, DAVID : Hydrologic Analysis and ModelingHydroclimatology and Climate ChangeWater Resources ManagementEnvironmental Assessment and Sustainability

CHUNG KING LAM, CALVIN : Geographies of state restructuringPolitics and practice of spatial planningPolitical ecology and environmental policy

KAN ZIHAN : Geographic Information Science (GIS)Environmental HealthSpatiotemporal AnalysisTransportation GeographyTravel Behavior

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: PolyU
Unit: Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics (LSGI)
URL: http://www.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk/
Description: The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is one of the world-renowned geospatial information science departments. For many years, it has devoted itself to research in surveying and mapping, remote sensing, photogrammetry, GIS, digital mapping, and urban information science. LSGI offers two MSc Programs,Master of Science in geomatics which operates for years, and Master of Science in urban informatics and smart cities which just operates since 20fall. These two are 1-2 years program. PhD and Mphil are also applicable. It usually takes four years for applicants with a bachelor's degree, and three years for applicant with a master’s degree. There are few MPhil places in the department, and research students are generally doctoral students.

SHI, Wen-zhong, John : urban informatics for smart citiesGIScience and remote sensingmobile mapping technologyand 3D and dynamic GIS modeling

LI, Zhi-lin : cartographyGIS-Based spatial data modelingfeature extraction from remote sensing images

WU, Bo : photogrammetry and robotic visionplanetary mapping and planetary science3D GIS and applications

PUN, Cheng Shuk-ching, Lilian : intelligent transport systemcartographic visualizationspatial analysisspatial networking

LIU, Xin-tao : GISciencecomplex networktransportation geographyurban computing

XU, Yang : GIScienceurban informaticsmobilitytransportation

ZHUGE, Cheng-xiang, Tony : spatial analysis and modelingactivity-based travel demand modelingsmart citiesland use and transport interactionagent-based modelingcomplex urban system

ZHU, Xiao-lin : remote sensing and geospatial analysiswith focusing on missing data reconstructionspatiotemporal data fusionclassificationchange detectionland surface information retrievaland applications of Geoscience in urban and ecological studies

JIA, Peng : Spatial lifecourse epidemiologyhealth geographyobesityhealth caresspatial technology

Israel

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
City: Haifa
Abbreviation: Technion
Unit: Civil & Environmental Engineering
URL: https://cee.technion.ac.il/en/
Description: Technion offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Mapping and Geo-Information. Graduate degrees offered include: - Master of Science in Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering - Master of Engineering in Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering - PhD – Doctor of Philosophy Technion also offers the masters degree in urban and regional planning with thesis and non-thesis options. More information for prospective international students can be found here.

Sagi Dalyot : VGIparticipatory mappingGISmapping and metadata standardlocation-based servicespatial data integrationnavigationbuilt-environment

Gilad Even-Tzur : Geodetic NetworksGNSSgeodynamics

Sagi Filin : laser-scanningimage processingGIS

Jack Haddad : traffic flowtraffic controlcontrol theoryoptimal controlmodel predictive controltraffic flow simulationshybrid systemslarge-scale transportation networks

Fadi Kizel : remote sensing data and algorithm

Yoram Shiftan : transportation systemtravel behavioractivity-based modeling,transportataion and qualitytransport economicstransport project appraisal

Maxim Shoshany : remote sensingspatial dynamicsGISlandscape ecologyImage processinghyper-spectral imaging

Tomer Toledo : driver behaviortraffic simulationintelligent traffic systemstransmission networks

Tel Aviv University
City: Tel Aviv
Abbreviation: TAU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://en-exact-sciences.tau.ac.il/geography
Description: The research fields in the geography department at Tel Aviv University include city, environment and planning, geoinformatics, and climate and water resource. The department offers B.A., M.A. and PhD. programs and a special program for outstanding students, which allows them to take an active role in our research laboratories.

Dror Avisar : industrial and hospital wastewaterindustrial fish pondseffluent irrigated fieldsriver streams and groundwater

Eyal Ben-Dor : hyperspectral remote sensingsoil spectroscopy

Itzhak Benenson : geosimulation and spatial analysis of urban and regional phenomenaspatial big data analysispublic transport and parking in the city

Alexandra Chudnovsky : monitoring the urban air quality using combinedpassive and active remote sensing means

Tova Fenster : just and sustainable citiesurban geographyarts in urban planning

Moshe Givoni : mobility and transportationpolicy and economics

Revital Hatuka : city design in digital agecity regenerationvision and the future citypublic sphere and social dynamics

Itzhak Omer : urban geographyurban morphologyurban dynamicsspatial behavior and cognitionspatial network and modelingurban dynamics'

Hadas Saaroni : synoptic climatologyregional climatologyclimate changeurban climatologyapplied climatology

Ben-Gurion University
City: Eilat
Abbreviation: BGU
Unit: Department of Geography and Environmental Development
URL: https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/humsos/geog/Pages/default.aspx
Description: The Ben-Gurion University operates research projects in urban studies, geoinformatics and environmental studies. It grants MA and PhD degrees.

Eran Ben-El : behavioral economicsserious gamingagent-based simulation modelsbig data analyticsVR

Dan Blumberg : environmental remote sensinghyperspectralsynthetic aperture radaraeolian geomorphologyanomaly detectiontarget acquisition

Itai Kloog : GISgeostatisticssatellite-based exposure model developmentenvironmental exposure assessmentenvironmental epidemiology looking

Tal Svoray : water erosionsoilagricultureclimateecosystemnon-linear interactions and fingerprints of ecosystem healthplanted forest in Isaral facing climate change

Meidad Kisinger : urban sustainabilityenvironmental policiessustainability science

Evyatar Erell : water-sensitive urban designhuman thermal comfortvisual comfort in buildingsmodeling the urban micro-cliamteurban vegetationenergy conservation in bulidingspassive heating and cooling of buildings

Oren Yiftachel : critical geographiesland regimesplanning theorysocial justice and spaceethnic minorities and indigenous peoplesplanning theory

Nurit Alfasi : planning processcommunity and housingcommunity areas

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
City: Jerusalem
Abbreviation: HUJ
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://en.geography.huji.ac.il/
Description: There is a 1-year English-taught master of arts degree program for international students in Smart Cities and Urban Informatics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This program is for social science students who want to acquire a broad-based understanding of contemporary urban development utilizing state of the art techniques in spatial analysis. No prior knowledge of GIS, remote sensing or spatial information systems is assumed.

Japan

University of Tsukuba
City: Tsukuba
Abbreviation: -
Unit: School of Earth Science
URL: https://www.earth.tsukuba.ac.jp/
Description: The School of Earth Science at the University of Tsukuba offers master’s and doctoral programs, including the spatial information science major. Students of this major utilize GIS, remote sensing, quantitative geography, spatial statistics, regional geography, and other skills to study different topics. The department has both Japanese and English instruction options, and for the English option, language scores need to be provided (TOEFL or IELTS are accepted), and an entrance test (written test) and oral test (interview) are required. The written test mainly examines the GIS-related knowledge, and the oral test focuses on study plans and academic backgrounds.

Michiaki Sugita : GISremote sensingland-atmosphere interactionclimatehydrology

Yuji Murayama : GISurban studiestransportationspatial analysis

Hiroyuki Kusaka : numerical simulationurban climateglobal warmingcomputational geography

Takehiro Morimoto : GISagriculturehuman geography

Tokyo Metropolitan University
City: Tokyo
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.ues.tmu.ac.jp/geog/index.html
Description: Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) is a research university located in Tokyo, Japan. Its geography department has master’s and doctorate degree programs. Academic groups in this department include climatology, quaternary geomorphology, environmental geography, urban and human geography, and GIScience. Among them, the research direction of GIScience includes the application of GIS/RS in urban planning, climate research, hydrogeography, numerical simulation, hazard assessment, and other domains.

Hiroshi Matsuyama : GIShydrologymeteorology

Yoshiki Wakabayashi : GISurban studiesspatial analysis

Naoto Yabe : quantitative geographyurban geography

Daichi Nakayama : GISnatural hazardsphysical geography

Chiba University
City: Chiba
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Center for Environmental Remote Sensing
URL: https://ceres.chiba-u.jp/en/top-eng/
Description: The Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS) at Chiba University offers master's and doctoral degree programs. The center’s research programs are in three major modules, namely: 1) remote sensing technology and algorithms, 2) applications of geographic information science, and 3) advanced applications of satellite imagery.

Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo : remote sensingdrone technologyalgorithms of remote sensing

Hitoshi Irie : earth system scienceclimate change

Atsushi Higuchi : geoinformaticsland-atmosphere interactionclimate science

Yoshiaki Honda : remote sensingecology

Akihiko Kondoh : GISremote sensingnatural hazardhydrologyphysical geographymodeling

Ryutaro Tateishi : satellite image processingland changeland cover

Hiroaki Kuze : atmospheric remote sensingclimate changenovel optical sensorspublic health

Sophia University
City: Chiyoda
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
URL: https://www.genv.sophia.ac.jp/english/index.html
Description: The graduate programs of the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies at the Sophia University include master's and doctoral degrees. This school's research focuses include sustainable development and ecosystems.

Sumiko Anno : Public HealthEnvironmental HealthSpatial Information Science

Rissho University
City: Tokyo
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: http://rissho-map.jp/
Description: The Department of Geography of the Faculty of Geo-Environmental Sciences at the Risho University offers a master's degree and a doctorate degree. Research themes of the graduate school are mainly based on the humanities and social sciences, which can be grouped into three categories, namely the regional system research, industrial regional research, and geoinformatics/environmental education research.

Yousuke Komatsu : GeomorphologyHydrologyDisaster ScienceGIS

Atsushi Suzuki : GISCartographyLand Use

Midori Hara : HydrologyPhysical GeographyGIS

Nagoya University
City: Nagoya
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Graduate School of Environmental Studies
URL: http://www.env.nagoya-u.ac.jp/
Description: The Graduate School of Environmental Studies at the Nagoya University offers master's and doctoral degree programs. Its research themes are mainly in the following fields: 1) Earth and Environmental Science, 2) Urban Environmental Science, and 3) Social and Environmental Research. There are two affiliated research centers, namely: 1) the Earthquake and Volcano Research Center, 2) Sustainable Development Education Research Center.

Hiroshi Tanimoto : Earth ObservationAtmospheric ChemistryEnvironmental ScienceGlobal Biogeochemistry

Hirohiko Masunaga : Satellite meteorology and climatologyTropical convection and large-scale dynamicsDevelopment of satellite data simulators and cloud model evaluation

Takafumi Kato : Spatial econometricsSpatial statistics

Hokkaido University
City: Sapporo
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Group of Informatics for Remote Sensing
URL: https://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/ISS/en/index.html
Description: The Group of Informatics for Remote Sensing at the Hokkaido University offers master's and doctoral degree programs. This group mainly utilizes remote sensing to study global and regional issues.

Takeo Tadono : Remote SensingLand cover and useEcosystem

Hiroshi Murakami : Algorithm Development and Validation of GCOM-C productsSatellite Optical Sensor Calibration

Kei Shiomi : Remote SensingGOSAT calibration and data processing

Tomomichi Kato : Plant EcologySolar induced Chlorophyll FluorescenceForest BiomassEcological ModelingClimate Change

Keio University
City: Minato Ku
Abbreviation: -
Unit: GIS Lab
URL: http://ecogis.sfc.keio.ac.jp/ecolog2/en/about-2/
Description: The Keio University operates a GIS Lab which hosts master's and doctoral degree programs. People in this lab mainly use GIS techniques to study real-world environmental problems and evaluate related policies. The Department of Economics has instructors who do research in economic geography. Undergraduate students have the opportunities of joining their advisors' research labs (zemi) in their third year to learn specialized content related to economic geography. Masters and doctoral students should choose a supervisor.

Hiromichi Fukui : Global EnvironmentLand StudyUrban AnalysisSpacial Information

Tomoyuki Furutani : Spatial StatisticsSpatial EconometricsTourismUrban Transportation Planning

Wanglin Yan : Science of Spacial InformationRegional Planning

Masanao Takeyama : Remote SensingEcology

Kawabata Mizuki : Spatial Information ScienceEconomic GeographyUrban and Regional Policy

Takeyama Masanao : Economic GeographyConsumer StudyUrban Media Design

Tohoku University
City: Sendai
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Disaster Geo-informatics Lab;School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
URL: http://www.regid.irides.tohoku.ac.jp/index-en.html
Description: The Disaster Geoinformatics Laboratory of the Tohoku University offers master's and doctorate degree programs. The research theme of this lab is natural disasters. It carries out various simulations on natural disasters, and it also utilizes remote sensing to extract and identify disaster information.;

Shunichi Koshimura : Remote SensingDiaster PredictionTsunami Numerical ModelingGIS

Erick Mas : Tsunami Numerical ModelingAgent Based ModelingRemote Sensing and GIS for Damage and Risk AssessmentApplications of UAV or Drones for Disaster Research

University of Tokyo
City: Bunkyo
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Center for Spatial Information Science
URL: http://www.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/
Description: The Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) at the University of Tokyo offers master's and doctoral degree programs. This center has trained many Asian talents in GIS and RS industries in the early years. The research themes of this center are related to spatial information science with various subfields like GIS, RS, Geomatics, and HCI.

Takashi Oguchi : Physical GeographyGeomorphologyGeologyGIS

Shibasaki Ryosuke : Development of Sensor systems and Algorithms for Automated Spatial Data AcquisitionReconstruction of Spatio-Temporal ChangesSpatial Agent Models

Takaaki Takahashi : Urban and Regional EconomicsEconomic GeographySpatial Economics

Yukio Sadahiro : GISSpatial AnalysisAnalysis of Human-Environment SystemFacility Location and Route Planning

Yasushi Asami : Urban Housing TheoryUrban Planning & AnalysisResidential EnvironmentGIS

Satoru Nakajo : Estimation and Distribution of Road UpdateSpatial TopologyGIS

Xuan Song : Artificial IntelligenceData MiningUrban ComputingGIS

Takahiko Kusakabe : Transportation and Big DataMobility Sensing

Hisatoshi AI : StatisticsGISSpatial AnalysisVisualization

Hiroyuki Miyazaki : GISRemote Sensing for Socio-economicsApplications to Sustainable Development

Korea

Sungkyunkwan University
City: Suwon
Abbreviation: -
Unit: School of Civil, Architectural and Environmental System Engineering
URL: https://enc.skku.edu/eng_enc/programs/departments/civil_intro.do#N
Description: SKKU is the oldest university in South Korea. Its predecessor was the royal school of the Joseon kingdom established in 1398. The School of Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering has geographic information engineering and smart construction majors with research topics like transportation energy, geographic information engineering, and smart cities. The School of Landscape Architecture also has some related programs, which are affiliated with the environment and climate majors. Some of the research topics include GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, geostatistics, and their applications in transportation, ecology, and landscape planning. The School of Water Resources also has GIS-related majors. Their research is related to the application of GIS technology in water resources management and analysis. These above-mentioned majors are all with three types of degree programs: master's, doctoral, and the master-doctorate joint program. Classes are mainly taught in Korean, and only a few courses are taught in English. Therefore, Korean language requirements (TOPIK test level 3) and English requirements (TOEFL 71 or IELTS 5.5) are required.

Choi Minha : climate modelingapplied GISecohydrologyremote sensing

Yun Hongsic : land-based mobile mappingdigital mapsoceanographyenergy

Chin Sang Yoon : building informaticssmart constructionmodelingBIMsmart city

Choi Hye Young : landscape architectureurban design

Kim Donyun : smart citydigial city media

Kim Jeeyeop : smart cityurban informatics

Kim Sungah : design informaticsmulti-layered spatial informationsmart cityspatial dataBIM

Korea University
City: Seoul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Environmental GIS/RS Lab
URL: https://www.egisrs.org/
Description: Korea University is one of the three most prestigious universities in Korea (known as SKY). Its Environmental GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory (EGISRS, affiliated to the Department of Climate and Environment](https://kupa.korea.ac.kr/gsles_en/master/subject07.do ) and [Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering) has many scientific projects related to GIS and remote sensing. This lab can grant masters and doctoral degrees. Lab members and students utilize GIS and RS technologies to study earth observation data, sustainable development, river changes, forestry, and climate change.

Woo-Kyun Lee : GISremote sensingenvironment

Anyang University
City: Anyang
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Urban Information Engineering
URL: http://www.anyang.ac.kr/urban/contents/contents.do?ciIdx=522&menuId=847
Description: Anyang University is a private university in South Korea. It has a Department of Urban Information Engineering under the School of Urban Environment and Biotechnology. This department hosts GIS-related majors. In 2006, the South Korean Ministry of Transportation and Construction designated this department as one of the key departments for the development of GIS education in South Korea. This department can grant master's and doctoral degrees, and the graduate programs of urban information engineering are also directed by the General Graduate School.

Jong Wook Ahn : spatial analysissmart city

Dong Bin Shin : remote sensingurban environmentland coverspatial information

Min-Sook Lee (Yi) : GISurban environmentcity informatics

Kyungil University
City: Gyeongsan
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geoinformatics Engineering
URL: http://geosat.kiu.ac.kr/
Description: The Department of Geoinformatics Engineering at KIU is affiliated with the School of Engineering and offers master's and doctorate degrees in geospatial information and engineering. Research directions include GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geodesy, etc, and application domains include climate, urban planning, civil engineering, and natural disaster prevention. The language requirement is TOEFL 80 or IELTS 5.5 for English, or TOPIK level 3 for the Korean language.

Jae-Seong Ahn : GISspatial analysisgeovisualizationmobile mappingweb mapping

Soohee Han : remote sensingLiDARspatial information

Hyunsung Kim : network securityubiquitous computinggeoinformatics

Chang-Ki Hong : geodesyremote sensingionosphere modeling

Seoul National University
City: Seoul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
URL: https://cee.snu.ac.kr/english/index.php
Description: Seoul National University is one of the three SKY (most prestigious universities) in South Korea. Its Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering operates the graduate program in Spatial Informatics Engineering. The duration of master's programs is generally 2 years, and the duration of doctoral programs is generally 3-4 years. The joint master-doctoral program is generally 4-5 years. There are English or Korean options for instructional languages. Language proficiencies are required for admission (English: TOEFL 80 or above, or IELTS 6 or above; Korean: TOPIK level 3). There are 2 research clusters, namely remote sensing engineering, and GIS/LBS. The main directions of remote sensing engineering are satellite sensor modeling, image processing, photogrammetry, GPS, LiDAR, and surveying. The main directions of GIS/LBS include GIS/CAD integration, spatial database, location-based service, and moving object tracking. In addition, the department also has related majors in urban planning, transportation planning, and geo-environmental engineering.

Kim Yongil : remote sensinggeodesyGPS

Yu Kiyun : GISlocation-based servicedecision makingmap-based city information visualizationspatial analysis

Kwon Young-Sang : urban designurban studiesurban planning

Jung Chang Mu : urban planningurban policy

Jige Quan : urban planningcity energy

University of Seoul
City: Seoul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geoinformatics
URL: https://www.uos.ac.kr/en/academics/colleges/cuscience/geolnformatics/introduction.do?epTicket=LOG
Description: The Department of Geoinformatics of at the University of Seoul is affiliated to the College of Urban Science. It grants master's and doctoral degrees. The main research directions are GIS, applied GIS, LIS (land information systems), cadastre, geodesy, GPS, surveying, photogrammetry, and remote sensing.

KOH Junehwan : urban studiesurban informaticsparticipatory GIScommunity mapping

JUN Chulmin : transportationurban planningspatial analysisWebGISGIS developmentspatial database

CHOI Yun Soo : coordinatessurveyingcadastral resurveygeodesy

Hyung-Sup Jung : remote sensingnatural hazardsforestry

LEE Impyeong : indoor modelingmulti-sensorsmart vehiclescomputer vision

CHO Seongkil : geoinformaticstraffictransportation

Lee Jiyeong : micro-spatial dataspatial awarenessurban informatics

Yonsei University
City: Seoul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: SCSI Lab
URL: http://scsi.yonsei.ac.kr/
Description: Yonsei University is one of the three prestigious universities (SKY) in South Korea. Its Spatial Computing for Sustainable Infrastructure Lab (SCSI) is a part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering). It is a research group that uses mapping, surveying, spatial information science, geo-data science and other methods to study sustainable development and its infrastructure. This lab is in cooperation with Oregon State University, University of Southern California, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and many tech companies such as Microsoft, NRF, and KICT. The laboratory can grant master's and doctoral degrees.

Joon Heo : mappingspatial data sciencespatial information

Malaysia

University of Science Malaysia
City: Gelugor
Abbreviation: USM
Unit: School of Humanities
URL: https://humanities.usm.my/index.php/postgraduate-h/master-of-science-geographical-information-science
Description: The University of Science Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM) is a public research university located in the coastal area of Penang in western Malaysia. The School of Humanities at this university has a MS program in GIS which helps students develop skills in GIS principles and applications. The degree requires a total of 40 credits, of which 20 credits are for classes (including GIS, location and spatial analysis, remote sensing, etc.), and 20 credits are for a thesis.

Narimah Samat : GISland useterritory planning

Anisah Lee Abdullah : environmental remote sensingcoastal geographycoral reef

Wan Mohd Muhiyuddin Wan Ibrahim : spatial analysisnatural hazard

University Technology Malaysia
City: Johor
Abbreviation: UTM
Unit: Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying
URL: https://builtsurvey.utm.my/academic/master-of-science-geoinformatics/
Description: The main campus of University Technology Malaysia (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM) is located in Johor Bahru, the southernmost part of the Malay Peninsula. It is a public research university. Its School of Built Environment and Surveying offers an MS program in Geoinformatics. The main training directions include GIS principles, GIS system components, GIS computer software, and geospatial data processing, etc. Required core courses include geospatial databases, spatial analysis, spatial data management, cartographic visualization, computer programming, and GIS application development. There are totally 45 credits, including 8 credits for a research topic.

Anuar bin Hj. Ahmad : geoinformaticsareal photogrammetrydrone

Kasturi Devi Kanniah : remote sensingaerosolsvegetation

Zulkepli bin Majid : remote sensing3D modeling

Nurul Hazrina binti Idris : climate changemarine remote sensing

Muhammad Zulkarnain Abd Rahman : remote sensingnatural hazardrisk assessment

University Putra Malaysia
City: Serdang
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
URL: https://eng.upm.edu.my/
Description: The Faculty of Engineering offers a course-based Master of Remote Sensing and GIS, a research-based Master of GIS and a research-based Master of Geospatial Engineering. It also operates doctoral degrees in geospatial engineering.

Singapore

National University of Singapore
City: Singapore
Abbreviation: NUS
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://fass.nus.edu.sg/geog/
Description: The Department of geography of the University of Singapore has a master's degree in Applied GIS and a doctor's degree in geography. The main teaching and scientific research contents of this direction include GIS data processing, spatial programming, environmental modeling, network GIS and big data analysis. The Department is characterized by wide coverage and high degree of freedom. Project track and thesis track can be selected for master's projects, which are closely combined with environmental science.

Nawaz Muhammad : sediment source identificationerosionsedimentationrenewable energymulticriteria evaluationand GIS applications in decision making

Tang Hao : the use of satellite for mapping and monitoring terrestrial ecosystem dynamics under the changing climate and land useMost of my worklinking remote sensing datamathematic model and ground surveyaims to characterize spatial-temporal changes of 3D vegetation structure and its impact on nature and human society

FENG, Chen-Chieh : spatial data modeling and spatial information theoryCyberinfrastructureGIS and education

YAN, Yingwei : spatial big data analyticscitizen GISciencevolunteered geographic information

WANG, Yi-Chen : GIS and remote sensing applicationsspatial epidemiology

Luo Wei : Infectious disease surveillance and controlinternational trade and supply chaingeovisual analyticsagent-based modelingsocial networkAI and machine learning

LUO, Xiangzhong (Remi) : terrestrial carbon cycleeddy covariancedynamic vegetation modelsleaf traits

Filip Biljecki : urban analytics3D city modelingmachine learningspatial data qualitydigital twins

Thailand

Asian Institute of Technology
City: Khlong Luang
Abbreviation: -
Unit: College of Engineering and Technology
URL: https://rsgis.ait.ac.th/main/
Description: The Asian Institute of Technology is a graduate school located in Thailand. It has no undergraduate programs but only master's and doctoral programs. It hosts master and doctoral programs in remote sensing and GIS, including the Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and the postgraduate certificate. The master's degree encourages applicants from different backgrounds, and especially, those with a bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, civil engineering, earth sciences, forestry, and social sciences are welcomed. Applicants for doctoral degrees must have a master's degree in GIS or remote sensing.

Sarawut Ninsawat : WebGIS

Kiyoshi Honda : remote sensingimage processingterrain modeling

Nitin Kumar Tripathi : health GISenvironmentremote sensing

Apichon Witayangkurn : big spatial datareal-time monitoring

Hiroyuki Miyazaki : GISremote sensingenergynatural hazard

Salvator G. P. Virdis : remote sensingapplied geology

Ryosuke Shibasaki : GPSmobile phonesspatial information

Masahika Nagai : mobile mapping ontologyGISspatial information engineering

Taiwan, China

National Cheng Kung University
City: Tainan
Abbreviation: NCKU
Unit: Department of Geomatics
URL: https://www.geomatics.ncku.edu.tw/english/
Description: The Department of Geomatics at NCKU is one of the leading GIS programs in Taiwan. The department offers BSc, MSc and PhD degrees to Taiwanese students, and MSc and PhD degrees to international students. Research areas in this department include: geodesy, navigation, GNSS, surveying, remote sensing, LiDAR technology, cyber cities, computer graphics, geospatial analytics, cartography, and earth and environmental sciences.

Chung-Yen Kuo : geodesyclimatesea level changeGNSS

Yi-Hsing Tseng : geomaticsGIS

Ming Yang : navigationGPSgeodesygeospatial technology

Kai-Wei Chiang : navigationsurveyingsensorssignal processing

Chao-Hung Lin : remote sensing3D cloud modelingGIScomputer graphics

Chi-Kuei Wang : remote sensinggeostatisticsspatial analysisocean colorLiDAR

Jiann-Yeou Rau : remote sensingdigital photogrammetrydigital mapping

Jung-Hong Hong : spatial databasemobile GISopen GISgeo-data managementspatial theory

Jaan-Rong Tsay : signal processingcomputer visionremote sensingautomated cartography

Kuo-En Ching : geodesyearthquake potentialcrustal deformation

Hone-Jay Chu : spatial data scienceapplied GISground watergeostatisticsenvironmental management

Hsueh-Chan Lu : data miningmachine learninglocation-based service

Chih-Da Wu : forestryair pollution modelinghealth

Pei-Fen Kuo : spatial statisticsGIS applicationdata miningspatiotemporal analytics

National Taiwan University
City: Taipei
Abbreviation: NTU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.geog.ntu.edu.tw/index.php/en/
Description: The Department of Geography at NTU offers Master and PhD degrees to international students. The requirements for international degree seekers can be seen here: https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/en/. There are 4 research clusters in this department, namely physical geography, human geography, GIS, and resource management.

Huang, Jr-Chuan : GISdigital terrain analysishydrology

Jou, Sue-Ching : city plansAsian global cities

Lay, Jinn-Guey : cartographyspatial cognitiongeographic information

Li, Mei-Hui : pollutionenvironmental ecologyhuman health

Lin, Jen-Jia : transportationland usecity health issues

Wen, Tzai-Hung : geospatial analysishealth geographyapplied geographymodelling

Huang, Cho-Ying : remote sensingecosystembiogeochemistry

Chuang, Ray Y : application of geodesy and geoinformaticstopographic evolutiongeomorphology

National Central University
City: Taoyuan
Abbreviation: NCU
Unit: Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research
URL: https://www1.csrsr.ncu.edu.tw/about_degree.php
Description: The NCU offers an English-based Master of Science in Remote Sensing Science and Technology (https://cis.ncu.edu.tw/admissions/menu.content/view/sn/70) for international students. The program consists of two groups: the Remote Sensing Group, which focuses on the fundamentals of remote sensing science and application development, including active and passive remote sensing data acquisition, processing, and analysis, and the Geoinformatics Group, which applies the remote sensing techniques to various domains including photogrammetric imagery processing, land cover change detection, unmanned aerial vehicle mapping. Under the same unit there is also a doctoral program(http://ust-est.csrsr.ncu.edu.tw/) related to environmental remote sensing.

India

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
City: Kharagpur
Abbreviation: IIT-KGP
Unit: -
URL: -
Description: The IIT-Kharagpur does not have a GIS-specific postgraduate program, but many other master's programs are related to geoinformatics or requiring intensive GIS/RS trainings, such as the Earth System Science, City Planning, Environmental Engineering, Exploration Geoscience, and Water Resource Management.
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
City: Dehradun
Abbreviation: IIRS
Unit: -
URL: -
Description: The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) is a government-owned institution under the Indian Space Research Organization. It operates a Master of Tech in Remote Sensing program in collaboration with Andhra University, and a Master of Science in Geoinformation and Earth Observation program in collaboration with ITC at University of Twente.
Panjab University
City: Chandigarh
Abbreviation: PU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://geography.puchd.ac.in/
Description: The geography department at Panjab University offers a MSc in GIS program as well as several Graduate Diploma programs in geoinformatics and remote sensing.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
City: Mumbai
Abbreviation: IITB
Unit: Department of Civil Engineering;Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering;Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering
URL: https://www.civil.iitb.ac.in/
Description: The IIT-Bombay offers a master's degree in remote sensing under its civil engineering department. The specializations include: Global positioning system; Geographic information system, Space geodesy; Remote sensing; Surveying; Runoff modelling of watersheds; Optimization of water distribution systems. The Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering also operates GIS-related MTech and PhD programs.;The IIT-Bombay offers a master's degree in remote sensing under its civil engineering department. The specializations include: Global positioning system; Geographic information system, Space geodesy; Remote sensing; Surveying; Runoff modelling of watersheds; Optimization of water distribution systems. The Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering also operates GIS-related MTech and PhD programs.
Savitribai Phule Pune University
City: Pune
Abbreviation: SPPU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: http://www.unipune.ac.in/dept/science/geography/default.htm
Description: The Savitribai Phule Pune University offers a 2-year MSc in Geoinformatics and a 1-year Graduate Diploma program in GIS and remote sensing, both under its Department of Geography.

Vietnam

Hanoi University of Mining and Geology
City: Hanoi
Abbreviation: HUMG
Unit: NA
URL: https://humg.edu.vn/Pages/home.aspx
Description: The Hanoi University of Mining and Geology offers a master's degree in geomatics and doctoral degree in engineering of surveying and mapping. The instruction language is Vietnamese for the master's degree, and has English option for the doctoral degree.

Jordan

University of Jordan
City: Amman
Abbreviation: -
Unit: -
URL: -
Description: The University of Jordan provides various graduate courses (Master and PhD) in geography, geology, water, land, environment, and resource. Among them, the geography programs require advanced trainings in GIS, urban planning, and remote sensing.
Hashemite University
City: Zarqa
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment
URL: https://hu.edu.jo/facnew/about.aspx
Description: The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment provides Masters and Doctoral degree plans, with specialties on agriculture, water, petroleum, minerals, deserts, biodiversity. The program focuses on the use of modern technology such as GIS, Remote Sensing and Network Informatics.
Al al-Bayt University
City: Mafraq
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Istitute of Earth and Environmental Sciences
URL: https://www.aabu.edu.jo/ar/collegesandinstitutes/InstituteofEarth/Departments/GISAR/Pages/default.aspx
Description: The Istitute of Earth and Environmental Sciences at AABU has a department for GIS and remote sensing, in which they offer a Master's degree.
Jordan University of Science and Technology
City: Irbid
Abbreviation: JUST
Unit: -
URL: -
Description: The JUST provides the MS in Urban Planning and Studies, MS in Water Resources and Environment, and MS in Natural Resource and Environment programs.

Nepal

Tribhuvan University
City: Kirtipur
Abbreviation: TU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://cdgtu.edu.np/
Description: The geography department at Tribhuvan University offers a 2-year thesis-based MA in Geography with potential focuses in physical geography, human geography, and spatial planning. The university also grants PhD degrees in Geography which is directly operated by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Pakistan

University of Peshawar
City: Peshawar
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: http://www.uop.edu.pk/departments/?q=Department-of-Geography
Description: The University of Peshawar is one of the top universities in Pakistan. The geography department hosts MS, MPhil, and PhD programs in geography with research topics in human geography, physical geography, applied geography, natural resource, and geomatics. It also operates a 1-year Diploma in Geomatics.
University of the Punjab
City: Lahore
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: http://pu.edu.pk/home/department/90083/Department-of-Geography
Description: The University of the Punjab is one of the largest and top-tier universities in Pakistan. The geography department at University of the Punjab offers a few postgraduate programs in geography and geomatics, including the MS Applied GISc & RS and PhD in Geography. This department is also home to the Center for GIS.
COMSATS University Islamabad
City: Islamabad
Abbreviation: CUI
Unit: Meteorology Department
URL: http://ww3.comsats.edu.pk/Meteorology/
Description: The COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) is well known for its informatics-related programs. COMSATS refers to Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South, which was initiated in 1998 aiming for sustainable socio-economic uplift of the developing countries through appropriate applications of science and technology. The Meteorology Department at the Islamabad campus offers a MS in Remote Sensing & GIS.

Turkey

Middle East Technical University
City: Ankara
Abbreviation: METU
Unit: Geodetic and Geographical Information Technologies Programs
URL: http://ggit.metu.edu.tr/programs
Description: The METU's Civil Engineering Department operates a 2-year master's program and a 4-year PhD program in geodetic technology and geoinformation. The aim of these programs is to pursue research in space geodesy (SG), geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS). The program is designed to meet the growing demands for skilled manpower at the graduate level particularly in areas of contemporary space technologies and their applications in various fields, GIS, spatial data analyses and remote sensing technology.
Yildiz Technical University
City: Istanbul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geomatic Engineering;Urban and Regional Planning Department
URL: https://hrm.yildiz.edu.tr/en/page/Geomatics-Programme/269
Description: The geomatic engineering department under the Faculty of Civil Engineering offers several 2-year thesis-based master's programs, including the MSc in Geomatics, MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS, and MSc in Geo-Engineering, and also a non-thesis course-based Master's degree in Geomatic Engineering, Real Estate Appraisal and Development. The dpartment also operates PhD programs, including PhD in Remote Sensing, PhD in Geomatics and PhD in Geotechnical Engineering. The urban and regional planning department offers a MSc in Landscape Planning, a MSc in Regional Planning and a MSc in Urban Planning. It also has a PhD in Urban Planning program.;The geomatic engineering department under the Faculty of Civil Engineering offers several 2-year thesis-based master's programs, including the MSc in Geomatics, MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS, and MSc in Geo-Engineering, and also a non-thesis course-based Master's degree in Geomatic Engineering, Real Estate Appraisal and Development. The dpartment also operates PhD programs, including PhD in Remote Sensing, PhD in Geomatics and PhD in Geotechnical Engineering. The urban and regional planning department offers a MSc in Landscape Planning, a MSc in Regional Planning and a MSc in Urban Planning. It also has a PhD in Urban Planning program.
Dokuz Eylul University
City: Izmir
Abbreviation: DEU
Unit: Department of GIS
URL: https://fbe.deu.edu.tr/en/geographical-information-systems/
Description: The Dokuz Eylul University offers thesis-based MSc degree, non-thesis MSc and PhD degree in GIS.

UAE

United Arab Emirates University
City: Al Ain
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geography and Urban Sustainability
URL: https://chss.uaeu.ac.ae/en/departments/geography/index.shtml
Description: The UAE University offers the Master of Science in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, which is the first of its kind in the region. There are thesis or non-thesis options. No prior remote sensing or GIS experience is required to excel in the program.
University of Sharjah
City: Sharjah
Abbreviation: US
Unit: Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy
URL: https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ap/Pages/Master-of-Science-in-Geographic-Information-System-and-Remote-Sensing.aspx
Description: The University of Sharjah offers a hybrid thesis and course-based MS in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing. The duration is ranging from 3 to 8 semesters and the instruction language is English. The university also has a GIS and RS Centre.

Indonesia

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
City: Surabaya
Abbreviation: ITS
Unit: Faculty of Civil Technology and Planning
URL: -
Description: The ITS offers master's programs in geomatic engineering and geophysical engineering under its Faculty of Civil Technology and Planning.
Bandung Institute of Technology
City: Bandung
Abbreviation: BIT
Unit: Faculty of Earth Sciences
URL: https://english.fitb.itb.ac.id/
Description: The Bandung Institute of Technology operates a Geodetic and Geomatics Engineering Masters Program with 4 options of concentrations: geodesy, hydrography and coastal area engineering, land administration, and geomatics. It also has a PhD in Geodesy and Geomatic Engineering program.

Uzbekistan

Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers
City: Tashkent
Abbreviation: TIIAME
Unit: Faculty of Land Management
URL: http://lulc.tiiame.uz/en
Description: The faculty of land management hosts a master's degree in geodesy and geoinformation. The scope of research includes geodesy, cartography, land cadastre, and planning.
National University of Uzbekistan
City: Tashkent
Abbreviation: NUU
Unit: Geology and Geoinformation Systems Department;Geography and Natural Resource Department
URL: https://old.nuu.uz/eng/info/structure/faculties/geol
Description: The National University of Uzbekistan grants a 3-year doctoral degree in GIS (DSinGIS) that focuses on geoinformation, cartography, sustainable development and climate. The geography and natural resource department also hosts master's degrees in geodesy, geoinformatics, and cartography.;The National University of Uzbekistan grants a 4-year doctoral degree in GIS (DSinGIS) that focuses on geoinformation, cartography, sustainable development and climate. The geography and natural resource department also hosts master's degrees in geodesy, geoinformatics, and cartography.

Sri Lanka

University of Moratuwa
City: Bandaranayake Mawatha
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Earth Resource Engineering
URL: https://uom.lk/ere
Description: The University of Moratuwa operates a MS in Remote Sensing and GIS programme and also a Graduate Diploma programme in the same field. They are course-based programmes.
University of Peradeniya
City: Peradeniya
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS)
URL: http://www.pgis.pdn.ac.lk/
Description: The PGIS at the University of Peradeniya offers a MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing. It is a research-based programme which includes a dissertation component and the students are required to select a suitable research topic in GIS, RS, land use, earth sciences, forestry, disaster management, natural resource, digital photogrammetry, GPS, or GIS-related algorithms, and submit a research report in the form of a dissertation.

Syria

Tishreen University
City: Latakia
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Urban Planning and Environment
URL: https://tishreen.edu.sy/ar/FacultyDepartments/Index/1194/%D9%82%D8%B3%D9%85-%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%B7%D9%8A%D8%B7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%86-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A6%D8%A9#
Description: The university's Faculty of Architecture has a Department of Urban Planning and Environment with graduate study programs. It has a similar master's program in the Department of Geology under the Faculty of Science.
Damascus University
City: Damascus
Abbreviation: -
Unit: School of Tourism
URL: http://damascusuniversity.edu.sy/tour/
Description: The university's School of Tourism offers courses in geomatics and tourism information systems, as well as courses in sustainable tourism, tourism geography, Syrian history and geography, and other related disciplines.

Cyprus

Cyprus University of Technology
City: Limassol
Abbreviation: CUT
Unit: -
URL: https://www.cut.ac.cy/studies/masters/master-programmes/ceg-gr-cis/
Description: The CUT has a MSc degree in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Technology. It's a hybrid course and thesis track master's program. Students are taking 60 credits of classes and also completing a 30-credit thesis report. The typical duration of this program is 13 months. The instruction language is Greek. This university also grants a doctoral degree in Civil and Geospatial Engineering.
Eastern Mediterranean University
City: Famagusta
Abbreviation: EMU
Unit: Department of Architecture; Department of Mathematics
URL: https://www.emu.edu.tr/en/academics/faculties/faculty-of-architecture/architecture/1133
Description: The Department of Architecture offers the Masters degree programs in urban design with both thesis and non-thesis options. The math department offers a non-thesis Masters degree in Information Systems with one of the optional concentrations being the GIS. These classes are delivered in English.

Iran

K. N. Toosi University of Technology
City: Tehran
Abbreviation: KNTU
Unit: Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
URL: https://en.kntu.ac.ir/geomatics/
Description: The geodesy faculty at KNTU is the oldest faculty of geomatic engineering in Iran. It is home to more than 20 geoinformatics scientists. It offers MSc and PhD programs in geomatics. Focuses of these programs include GIS, geodesy, and remote sensing. There is also a M.Sc. in Geoinformation Science & Earth Observation jointly offered with ITC at University of Twente.

Macao, China

Macau University of Science and Technology
City: Macau
Abbreviation: MUST
Unit: State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences (SKLplanets)
URL: https://www.must.edu.mo/en/ssi
Description: The SKLplanets offers the Master of Space Big Data Analytics with instruction languages in Chinese or English. The program is based on campus of the MUST. It is in a hybrid course + thesis format. The three options of concentrations are Big Data Science, Space Science, and GIS. The SKLplanets is becoming an important platform for CNSA in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and aiming at the development of Macao's space industry. The SKLplanets at MUST also offers masters and doctoral programs in planetary geology and space sciences.

Lebanon

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
City: Jounieh
Abbreviation: -
Unit: -
URL: -
Description: The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik has a MS in Environmental Technologies in which there is intensive training in GIS, remote sensing, and data science.

Mongolia

National University of Mongolia
City: Ulaanbaatar
Abbreviation: NUM
Unit: School of Applied Sciences and Engineering
URL: http://seas.num.edu.mn/
Description: The National University of Mongolia is the first modern university in Mongolia. It has opportunities for master's and PhD studies in several geography or ecology-related disciplines, such as the Masters in Forestry (class-based), Masters in Forestry (thesis-based), Master in Environmental Sciences, Master in Environment Protection Technology, Doctor in Forestry and Doctor in Environmental Studies.

Brunei

University of Brunei Darussalam
City: Bandar Seri Begawan
Abbreviation: UBD
Unit: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
URL: https://fass.ubd.edu.bn/
Description: The UBD operates masters and doctoral degree programs in geography, environment, and development. The geography programs are research-based with a topic in any aspect in geography, including human geography, physical geography, land surveying, remote sensing, GIS, and mappings.

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture
City: Bishkek
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics
URL: https://ksucta.kg/en/departments.html?id=1263
Description: The KSUCTA has a master's program in geoinformatics.

Philippines

University of the Philippines
City: Quezon City
Abbreviation: UP
Unit: Department of Geodetic Engineering
URL: http://dge.upd.edu.ph/
Description: The University of the Philippines is the national university of Philippines. The Department of Geodetic Engineering at University of the Philippines has a MS in Geomatics Engineering program.

Saudi

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
City: Dammam
Abbreviation: IAU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.iau.edu.sa/en/colleges/college-of-arts/departments/geography-department
Description: The geography department at IAU operates undergraduate and postgraduate programs in geography-related topics. Postgraduate degrees granted here includes MA in Geography and GIS and PhD in Geography.

Europe

Norway

University of Oslo
City: Oslo
Abbreviation: UiO
Unit: Department of Geosciences;Department of Sociology and Human Geography
URL: https://www.mn.uio.no/geo/english/
Description: The University of Oslo has Geosciences and Sociology and Human Geography departments. Research of GIS / RS is mostly hosted in the Department of Geosciences, with a focus on glaciology. The University offers a 2-year Master’s program in GIS and a 3- to 6-year PhD for those who already have a master’s degree.;The University of Oslo has Geosciences and Sociology and Human Geography departments. Research of GIS / RS is mostly hosted in the Department of Geosciences, with a focus on glaciology. The University offers a 2-year Master’s program in GIS and a 3- to 6-year PhD for those who already have a master’s degree.

Andreas MaxKääb : Earth Observation technologiesGeoinformaticsGIS and RS’s application to cold regionsand to natural hazards in such regions

François Renard : GeologyGeophysicsGeochemistryRemote sensingGeohazardsHydrogeologyGeomechanicsEnvironmental geology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
City: Trondheim
Abbreviation: NTNU
Unit: Department of Geography;Laboratory for Geomatics;Research Center for Automated Road Transport
URL: https://www.ntnu.edu/geography
Description: The GIS/RS program at NTNU is located in the geography department and the civil engineering department. The GIS/RS program in thegeography department focuses on glaciers and climate, while the GIS/RS program in the civil engineering focuses on transportation, architecture, and urban planning. The University offers a 2-year Master’s program in GIS and a 3- to 6-year PhD for those who already have a master’s degree.;The GIS/RS program at NTNU is located in the geography department and the civil engineering department. The GIS/RS program in thegeography department focuses on glaciers and climate, while the GIS/RS program in the civil engineering focuses on transportation, architecture, and urban planning. The University offers a 2-year Master’s program in GIS and a 3- to 6-year PhD for those who already have a master’s degree.;The GIS/RS program at NTNU is located in the geography department and the civil engineering department. The GIS/RS program in thegeography department focuses on glaciers and climate, while the GIS/RS program in the civil engineering focuses on transportation, architecture, and urban planning. The University offers a 2-year Master’s program in GIS and a 3- to 6-year PhD for those who already have a master’s degree.

Tomasz Opach : Geographic visualizationcartographic animationthematic mappingCartographic representation of cultural landscapes

Jan Ketil Rød : geographic information systems and scienceeffects of climate changeenvironmental hazardsAccessibility of health servicesDisaggregated studies of armed conflictsurban planning

Terje Midtbø : data structures for terrain modelingMethods for distribution of geographic information on the InternetHandling of geographic phenomena which includes a temporal component

Lizhen Huang : information modeling for GIS-ITS-BIM integrationsmart and sustainable Built environmentDigital twinEnergy demand analysis

Erling Onstein : GIS and geomatics in generalmodelingstandardisation and specification of geographical informationvalidation and quality assessment of informationbuilding information modeling (BIM)

Hongchao Fan : 3D city modelingLaser Scanningphotogrammetryspatial data mining and knowledge discovering by using crowdsourcing data

University of Bergen
City: Bergen
Abbreviation: UiB
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.uib.no/en/geografi
Description: GIS / RS at the University of Bergen is mainly hosted in the Department of Geography. The GIS / RS research at Bergen has a general focus on policy, environment and landscape management. The University offers a 2-year Master’s program in GIS and a 3- to 6-year PhD for those who already have a master’s degree.

Gidske Leknæs Andersen : GISRemote sensingArid landsCultural landscapeEcology

Erling Moxnes : System dynamicsModelingNatural resourcesEconomics

Birgit Kopainsky : System dynamics modelingFood securitySustainable DevelopmentAdaptation to climate change

Denmark

University of Copenhagen
City: Copenhagen
Abbreviation: KU
Unit: Section for Geography;Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning
URL: https://ign.ku.dk/english/research/geography/
Description: The University of Copenhagen has the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources Management. The studies about GIS/RS mostly happen in the two sections. One is Section of Geography, the other one is Section of Landscape Architecture and Planning. The department has strong comprehensive strength in different fields like climate, hydrology, cities, and etc. The study program about GIS/RS is located under the Department of Earth Science and Natural Resources Management. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.;The University of Copenhagen has the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources Management. The studies about GIS/RS mostly happen in the two sections. One is Section of Geography, the other one is Section of Landscape Architecture and Planning. The department has strong comprehensive strength in different fields like climate, hydrology, cities, and etc. The study program about GIS/RS is located under the Department of Earth Science and Natural Resources Management. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Lasse Møller-Jensen : Urban applications of GIS and Remote SensingSpatial analysisUrban PlanningTransport Network and Infrastructure AnalysisWeb-based and Mobile GIS

Aart Kroon : GeoinformaticsCoastalFluvial and Aeolian geomorphologyMorphodynamic processes on sandy beaches and deltas

Rasmus Fensholt : Remote SensingEarth Observation Ecology studies of Terrestrial Ecosystems

Martin Rudbeck Jepsen : Land use ChangeFarming SystemsNatural Resource ManagementAgent-based Modeling

Guy Schurgers : Ecosystem ModellingEarth System ModellingRemote Sensing

Alexander Prishchepov : Land System ScienceDrivers of Land-Cover ChangeRemote Sensing of EnvironmentSustainable Land Use

Stéphanie Horion : Earth Observation of terrestrial ecosystemsGlobal Environmental ChangeDrought Monitoring and Impact AssessmentLand Degradation

Birger Hansen : ClimatologyHydrology Remote Sensing

Andreas Westergaard-Nielsen : Optical Remote Sensing and UAVsTerrestrial EcosystemsClimateVegetationSnowPermafrost Dynamics

Martin Stefan Brandt : Remote Sensing of Vegetation in Drylands

Hans Skov-Petersen : GISGeoinformaticsMobilityHuman BehaviourRecreation

Lene Fischer : Open Source GISPoint CloudUAV pilotLIDAR

Christian Fertner : Spatial Planning and AnalysisSustainable Urban DevelopmentLand use ChangeUrban Sprawl

Aalborg University
City: Aalborg
Abbreviation: AAU
Unit: Land Management and Geoinformatics research group
URL: https://vbn.aau.dk/en/organisations/arealforvaltning-og-geoinformatik
Description: Aalborg University’s research about GIS/RS happens in the Land Management and Geographic Information research group under the Department of Planning, and the research scale is small. The University’s GIS/RS program is set up under the Department of Geography, but some specific courses in the program are taught by this group. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduation from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the PhD degree.

Jamal Jokar Arsanjani : Spatial AnalysisSatellite image AnalysisModeling and SimulationUrbanismProbability

Lars Bodum : Geography and Geology3D geovisualizationVirtual RealityGeoinformaticsSpatial Data Infrastructure

Jan Kloster Staunstrup : GISSpatial StatisticsGeoinformaticsSociology and Social conditionsUrban development and Urbanization

Henning Sten Hansen : Urban developmentSpatial AnalysisSustainable DevelopmentClimate ChangeLand use PlanningEnvironmentSustainabilitySatellite image Processing

Finland

University of Helsinki
City: Helsinki
Abbreviation: UH
Unit: Geosciences and Geography
URL: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/geosciences-and-geography
Description: The University of Helsinki has a Department of Geosciences and Geography, where GIS / RS research is concentrated in various labs, such as the labs in the digital geography, geographic information, the earth observation, and the biogeoclimatic modeling. The overall research capability of this university is strong. The university offers a well-developed training program in GIS, with a 2-year master’s degree for undergraduate applicants and a 3- to 4-year PhD program for those who already has a masters degree.

Tuuli Toivonen : GeoinformaticsAccessibility & MobilityNature ConservationSustainabilityBig data analysis

Petteri Muukkonen : GeographyGISForestryCarbon cycleLandscape fragmentation

Petri Pellikka : Remote sensing applicationsLand coverImpact of human-nature interactions

Janne Heiskanen : Earth ObservationRemote sensingLand coverGeography

Eduardo Eiji Maeda : Remote SensingHydrologyClimate changeDeforestationLand changes

Miska Luoto : BiogeographyArcticbiodiversityGlobal changeSpecies distribution modelling

Enrico Di Minin : Conservation BiologyMachine learningEconomicsPolicyAfrica

Aalto University
City: Helsinki
Abbreviation: Aalto
Unit: Department of Built Environment
URL: https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-built-environment/geoinformatics
Description: GIS / RS programs at Aalto University are under the Department of Built Environment in the Faculty of Engineering and focuses on research areas such as geodesy, geoinformation technology, digital photogrammetry, and laser scanning and remote sensing. The GIS program at the university is flexible in terms of course selection and can be supplemented with courses in computer science, artificial intelligence and other specialties. The university offers a well-developed training program in GIS, with a 2-year master’s degree for undergraduate applicants and a 3- to 4-year PhD program for those who already has a masters degree.

Kirsi-Kanerva virrantaus : GeoinformaticsSpatial data analysis and modelingGIS for safety and defence

Henrikki Tenkanen : GISMultimodal spatio-temporal accessibility modellingMobility analyticsDynamic accessibility patterns

Miina Rautiainen : Earth observationRemote SensingForests and Vegetation

Martin Vermeer : Satellite positioningGeodesyCoordinate reference systemsPhotogrammetryNavigation technologies

Matti Vaaja : Laser scanningMobile mappingChange detection3D-models

University of Turku
City: Turku
Abbreviation: UTU
Unit: Department of Geography and Geology
URL: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/faculty-of-science/geography-and-geology
Description: The GIS / RS at the University of Turku is under the Department of Geography and Geology in the Faculty of Science and focuses on research areas such as geographic information science, remote sensing, and meteorology. The University offers a 2-year Master’s program in GIS (taught in Finnish and English) and a 3- to 4-year PhD for those who already have a master’s degree.

Niina Käyhkö : Geospatial researchEnvironmental Remote SensingLandscape GeographyGIS

Nora Fagerholm : Landscape ResearchParticipatory GIS (PGIS)Ecosystem services

Jukka Käyhkö : ClimatologyUrban climatesGeomorphologyGlobal changeRemote sensing

Sweden

Lund University
City: Lund
Abbreviation: Lund
Unit: Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science;Department of Human Geography
URL: https://www.nateko.lu.se/
Description: Lund University consists of the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems and the Department of Human Geography. GIS and RS applications are involved in both departments, with a relative emphasis on these research directions as hydrology, vegetation, agriculture, and land use change. Regarding the GIS program of the school, the entrance degree for the master’s program (the Lund’s Geomatics master’s program, the EU-GEM joint master’s program, the Lund-ITC online teaching master’s program) is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.;Lund University consists of the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems and the Department of Human Geography. GIS and RS applications are involved in both departments, with a relative emphasis on these research directions as hydrology, vegetation, agriculture, and land use change. Regarding the GIS program of the school, the entrance degree for the master’s program (the Lund’s Geomatics master’s program, the EU-GEM joint master’s program, the Lund-ITC online teaching master’s program) is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Anna Maria Jönsson : Remote SensingLand useClimate ChangeForest,Environmental Sciences

David Tenenbaum : Remote SensingClimate ChangeHydrologySoil

Jonas Ardö : Remote SensingCarbon cycle studies in AfricaFlux measurements

Karin Hall : Ecological remote sensingFarmlandGrassland

Lars Eklundh : Remote sensingLand Surface InformationVegetation

Marko Scholze : Climate researchMeteorology and Atmospheric SciencesRemote SensingData AssimilationGlobal Carbon CycleInverse modeling

Zheng Duan : Satellite Remote SensingEco-hydrological ModellingLand cover ChangeEarth Observations

Abdulghani Hasan : HydrologyWater resourcesRemote SensingHydrological ModelingGIS and Geomatics

Wenxin Zhang : Climate ResearchEcosystem modelingPermafrost

Lars Harrie : Algorithms for ProcessingAnalyzing and Visualizing Geographic DataMethods to Improve the National Spatial Data Infrastructure

Karin Larsson : Physical GeographyGeographical Information SystemGIS and GeomaticsGeodata

Ulrik Mårtensson : Soil ScienceRemote SensingPhysical GeographyEnvironmental SciencesEcologyInformation Systems

Petter Pilesjö : GIS in environmentHealth studiesHydrological modellingTopographical modelling/InterpolationCoastal PlanningMorphometryRemote Sensing and Positioning

Ali Mansourian : Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI)Web GIS and Geospatial Web ServicesAdvanced Modeling for Applied GISs

Ola Hall : GISSocial Geographic Analysis

KTH Royal Institute of technology
City: Stockholm
Abbreviation: KTH
Unit: Department of Urban Planning and Environment
URL: https://www.kth.se/en/som/avdelningar/gis/gis-1.62043
Description: KTH’s GIS/RS research lab is located under the Department of Urban Planning and Environment. Its research focuses on method development and the application of GeoIT in the sustainable urban/regional planning, environmental monitoring, crime analysis and health research. The entrance degree for the master’s program (transportation + GIS) is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Yifang Ban : Remote SensingSAR and optical image analysisMultisensor Data FusionUrban Analysis3D visualizationSpatial Analysis and ModelingEnvironmental Impact Assessment

Takeshi Shirabe : Route planning and ImprovisationSpatial Decision Support SystemsComputational methods for Addressing indecisiveness

Gyözö Gidofalvi : Spatio-Temporal Data Mining and AnalysisLocation-Based Services (LBS)Intelligent Transportation SystemsWebGISMobile GISSpatial Databases

Vania Ceccato : Urban environment and SafetyGISSpatial statistic

Stockholm University
City: Stockholm
Abbreviation: SU
Unit: Department of Physical Geography;Department of Human Geography
URL: https://www.su.se/department-of-physical-geography/
Description: Stockholm University consists of the Department of Physical Geography and the Department of Human Geography, which are involved in GIS/RS applications, focusing on population, immigration and GIS, as well as the application of remote sensing in physical geography. The university mainly sets up GIS-related master’s programs under the Department of Natural Geography. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.;Stockholm University consists of the Department of Physical Geography and the Department of Human Geography, which are involved in GIS/RS applications, focusing on population, immigration and GIS, as well as the application of remote sensing in physical geography. The university mainly sets up GIS-related master’s programs under the Department of Natural Geography. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Ian Brown : Uses of interferometric and polarimetric synthetic aperture radarRadar applications to the measurement of the properties of snowpacks and mangrove forests

Gustaf Hugelius : Applications of GIS and GeomaticsStocks and Turnover of carbon in Soils and Ecosystems

Lowe Börjeson : CartographySociety-Nature and Farmer-Environment RelationsRural Landscapes

Tola Gemechu Ango : Geographic Information Systems and CartographyForest and Agro-ecosystem Services and ManagementLand ChangeRural Livelihoods and Development

Ulf Jansson : Land UseSpatial analysisRural geographyHistorical geography

Bo Malmberg : Applied econometricsEconomic GeographyPopulation GeographyUrban GeographyGIS and Remote SensingSpatial Statistics

Anders Wästfelt : Remote sensingEarth observationSatellite image Analysis and ProcessingSpatial AnalysisVegetation Mapping

University of Gothenburg
City: Gothenburg
Abbreviation: GU
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences;Unit for Human Geography
URL: https://www.gu.se/en/earth-sciences
Description: The University of Gothenburg has the Department of Earth Sciences and Unit of Human Geography. The Department of Earth Sciences mainly studies climate, natural resources, disasters, etc., and GIS/RS research mostly focused on earth sciences. The university’s GIS program is set up in the Department of Earth Sciences. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.;The University of Gothenburg has the Department of Earth Sciences and Unit of Human Geography. The Department of Earth Sciences mainly studies climate, natural resources, disasters, etc., and GIS/RS research mostly focused on earth sciences. The university’s GIS program is set up in the Department of Earth Sciences. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Fredrik Lindberg : Spatial modeling of Urban ClimatesModeling of Mean Radiant Temperature in Complex Urban SettingsLiDAR

Heather Reese : Remote SensingAlpine VegetationMapping of land cover types

Deliang Chen : Statistical Data AnalysisSpatial AnalysisClimate Variability and ChangeHydrologyHydrological ModelingWater Resources Management

University of Gävle
City: Gävle
Abbreviation: HIG
Unit: Department of Computer and Geospatial Sciences
URL: https://www.hig.se/Ext/En/University-of-Gavle/Organisation/Akademier/Faculty-of-Engineering-and-Sustainable-Development/Departments-at-the-Faculty/Department-of-Computer-and-Geospatial-Sciences.html
Description: University of Gävle is located in the center of Gavle, which was established in 1977. The Department of Computer and Geospatial Science (also known as the Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management) under the Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development of University of Gävle, mainly studies computer science, geospatial science, and decision-making, risk and policy analysis. Related master’s programs include Geomatics and Geospatial Information Science.

Bin Jiang : GIScienceGeoInformaticsSpatial AnalysisCartographySpace Syntax

Linköping University
City: Linköping
Abbreviation: LiU
Unit: Department of Computer and Information Science
URL: https://www.ida.liu.se/index.en.shtml
Description: There is an International Master’s Programme in Geoinformatics at Linköping University.

Austria

University of Salzburg
City: Salzburg
Abbreviation: PLUS
Unit: Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS
URL: https://www.plus.ac.at/geoinformatik/
Description: The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg is a well-established competence center for GIScience, which works in research and teaching in cooperation with academic and industrial partners from the geospatial sector. At the same time, our team of geoinformatics specialists contribute their skills and expertise to courses and research at the University of Salzburg and a number of international partner organizations.

Josef Strobl : Geoinformatics curriculum developmentspatial analysisspatial data infrastructuresgeospatial web servicesspatial data modelsorganisational issues and management of geospatial services and institutions

Thomas Blaschke : Integrating methods and domain knowledge into spatial analysis and GIS-based spatial decision support systems

Stefan Lang : Object-based image analysis (OBIA)Copernicussystems thinkingmulti-scale and multi-dimensional spatial analysispolicy and decision support

Barbara Schernthanner-Hofer : Interoperability and spatial data infrastructuresOnline GeoprocessingReproducible Research

Bernd Resch : Human-centred GeoinformaticsGeospatial Machine LearningUrban GeoinformaticsFusion of Human and Technical SensorsPeople as Sensors and Collective Sensing (VGI)Real-time and Smart CitiesCrowdsourcingDigital Health

Dirk Tiede : OBIARemote sensingBig EO dataSpatial analysisGIS-programming and -modellingLandscape structure analysis

Gudrun Wallentin : Spatial simulation in ecologyindividual-based modellingcomplex systems

Bernhard Zagel : Applied GeoinformaticsGIS-TSustainable TransportationNetworks and Spatial AnalysisClimate Friendly ResearchLong Term Ecosystem Research – LTERGlacier Monitoring

University of Vienna
City: Vienna
Abbreviation: UoV
Unit: Cartography and Geographic Information Working Group
URL: https://geographie.univie.ac.at/en/working-groups/cartography-and-geographic-information/
Description: The Cartography and Geographic Information Working Group at the University of Vienna has a long history and has certain scientific research strengths in cartography and spatial information processing. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Karel Kriz : Cartographic DesignWeb-based CartographyGIScienceThematic Aspects of Mountain Cartography

Andreas Riedl : Multimedia Technologies in GeocommunicationGIS and Applied Geographic Information

Vienna University of technology
City: Vienna
Abbreviation: TU Wien
Unit: Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics
URL: https://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/
Description: The Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics at the Vienna University of Technology has been famous since the 1990s. It has research groups such as microwave remote sensing, climate and environmental remote sensing, and geoinformatics. Andrew U. Frank has taught here for 24 years. Many professors and researchers in Europe once did a Ph.D. here. This department mainly has two programs. One program is for students of TU Wien. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree. The other program is the European Erasmus Master of Cartography, one of which is a semester studying at TU Wien.

Ioannis Giannopoulos : Spatial HCIUrban ComputingLBSMobile Decision MakingMachine LearningPedestrian NavigationInteraction in virtual and mixed environments

Georg Gartner : CartographyWeb mappingSpatial AnalysisGeoinformationLBS

Gerhard Navratil : Quality of spatial data3D cadastresOptimization of routesUsage of VGIVisualisation of 3D-data

Wolfgang Wagner : Physical ModellingData retrieval from Remote Sensing Data

Wouter Dorigo : Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture and Vegetation

Graz University of Technology
City: Graz
Abbreviation: TU Graz
Unit: Institute of Geodesy
URL: https://www.tugraz.at/institute/ifg/home/
Description: The Institute of Geodesy at the Graz University of Technology was established in 2015. It has research groups for navigation, remote sensing and photogrammetry, geographic information, and geodesy. There are two GIS master’s programs in this department, all taught in German. One is a master’s program in geospatial technology, and the other is a master’s program in geodesy. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Mathias Schardt : Remote SensingForestsTime seriesPhenology

Johannes Scholz : Geographic Information ScienceSpatial OptimizationIndoor GISSpatial ABM

University of Klagenfurt
City: Klagenfurt
Abbreviation: AAU
Unit: Department of Geography and Regional Studies
URL: https://www.aau.at/geographie-und-regionalforschung/
Description: The Department of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Klagenfurt pays more attention to urban planning and economic development. The master’s program related to GIS in this department is the master’s program of geography (taught in German). The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Peter Mandl : GI-ScienceAgent Based ModellingLand Change SimulationGeosimulation

University of Innsbruck
City: Innsbruck
Abbreviation: LFU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/
Description: The Department of Geography at the University of Innsbruck focuses on the human-environment system and transformation process, and has research groups on geoinformatics, mountain environment changes, remote sensing, and transient space, etc. The university’s research about mountains is world-renowned. Besides, this Department focuses on cities and mountains, especially introducing research methods in the fields of geoinformatics, remote sensing, modeling, digitization, and qualitative social research. The GIS-related programs of this department are mainly set up under the master of global change. The entrance degree for the master’s program is bachelor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After graduating from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

Margreth Keiler : GeomorphologyNatural Hazards and RiskMountainsVulnerabilityComplex SystemsGISRemote Sensing

Johann Stötter : GeomorphologyNatural HazardsMountainsGISRemote Sensing

Thomas Marke : Alpine Climate and Water Research

Armin Heller : GISRemote SensingCartographyStatistical methods

Martin Rutzinger : GeographyRemote SensingMountainsNatural Hazards

Czech Republic

Charles University
City: Prague
Abbreviation: CUNI
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.natur.cuni.cz/geografie/
Description: Established in the 14th century, The Charles University (CUNI) is the oldest university in Central Europe. It operates Master’s and PhD degree programs in the Department of Geography under the natural science college. Directions of the Master’s degree include cartography and GIS, and directions of the PhD include cartography, geoinformatics, and remote sensing. Among them, this university is specifically good at cartography. The duration of the Master’s degree is usually 2 years, while the duration of the PhD is usually 3 years. The instruction language is English.

Přemysl Štych : Land Use/Land Cover3D modelsMobile applicationWeb applicationsremote land surveyGISregional geography

Markéta Potucková : image processingdigital mappingcartographyheritageremote sensing

Jan Kolář : remote sensinggeobiology

Stanislav Grill : GISspatial analysisecologylandscapecartographyvisualizationmodeling

Tomáš Bayer : digital cartographycomputational geometrymathematical cartography

Palacký University Olomouc
City: Olomouc
Abbreviation: UPOL
Unit: Department of Geoinformatics
URL: http://www.geoinformatics.upol.cz/en/department-of-geoinformatics
Description: The Department of Geoinformatics at the UPOL was founded in 2001. Its main research domains are spatial modeling, digital cartography, and remote sensing. This department operates 2 master’s degree programs. One is taught in Czech language, while the other is a CDE master’s program that participates in the Erasmus Mundus. The entrance degree for the master’s program is batchlor’s degree and the duration is 2 years. After the graduation from the master’s program, the student can continue pursuing the PhD degree.

Vít Voženílek : Thematic cartographyatlas cartographygeoinformaticsmodeling in GISspatial literacy;

Jaroslav Burian : Geoinformatics in Human GeographyUrban and Spatial PlanningUrban ModellingUrban Planner

Vilém Pechanec : Environmental geoinformaticsGeonformatics & Landscape ecologyLanduse/landcover analysesSpatial Decision Support System

Pavel Tuček : Statistical interferenceNonlinear Statistical ModelsGeostatisticsData Processing in R

Zdena Dobesova : InformaticsGeoinformatics

Jan Brus : Spatial Analyses and ModellingCognitive Aspects of Uncertainty Visualizations3D Printing and Cartography

Alena Vondráková : Thematic CartographyAtlas CartographyUser IssuesDesign in Cartography

Jakub Miřijovský : Remote sensingGNSSPhotogrammetrySurveying

Vít Pászto : Geoinformatics in Human GeographyGIS-based geographyModelling in GISSpatial Information and its MeasurementRural Geography

Germany

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
City: Karlsruhe
Abbreviation: KIT
Unit:  IFGG
URL: https://www.kit.edu
Description: The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has a long history and is a member of the TU9 consortium of German universities, with a strong presence in the natural sciences and engineering. The Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IFGG) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has several instructors working on GIS-related research covering urban geography, transport geography, physical geography and environmental ecology.

Caroline Kramer : urban geographytime geographygeography of knowledge and educationgender in urban and regional planningtransport geographyempirical social research and social indicatorsinterdisciplinarity in the social sciencesmethods in empirical social research

Sebastian Schmidtlein : remote sensing of vegetationecoinformaticsvegetation ecology

Florian Wittmann : floodplain ecologybotanical geographybiomass/primary production

University of Augsburg
City: Augsburg
Abbreviation: Uni-Augsburg
Unit: Institute of Geography
URL: https://www.uni-augsburg.de/de/
Description: The Institute of Geography at Augsburg University is part of the School of Applied Computer Science, which has a history of more than 50 years. Due to the significant computer science discipline, this institute has developed prominent directions of geographic information science and spatial planning in addition to the traditional directions of physical and human geography research. This department also operates the 2-year masters program in geomatics,which covers remote sensing, modeling and simulation of geographic information, database and software development, etc

Jukka Krisp : location based services (LBS)geographic visualization / visual Analyticsspatial modelinggeographic information systems (GIS) applicationsGIS in ecological network planning

Sabine Timpf : spatial cognition in geo-spatial activities (wayfinding and navigationlandscape planning)enabling modern mobility using information technologyurban intelligent (and complex) systemsagent-based modelling and simulationappropriation of spaces and healthdata mining for spatio-temporal phenomena

University of Freiburg
City: Freiburg
Abbreviation: Uni-Freiburg
Unit: Institute of Geography
URL: https://uni-freiburg.de
Description: The University of Freiburg is one of the oldest universities in Germany. The university consists of 11 faculties. GIS research at the University of Freiburg is more practical applications and can be found in both the Department of Physical Geography and the Department of Human Geography. The Department of Physical Geography focuses on environmental GIS and remote sensing applications, spatial data management, and spatial data infrastructure development. The Department of Human Geography focuses on urban geography research, as well as on analytical methods related to the social media corpus. The University of Freiburg also offers a master program in Environmental Modelling and GIS, which focuses on the collection, storage, processing, analysis and visualization techniques for environmental data such as soil and forestry.

Rüdiger Glaser : environment climate changerisk analysisclimatologyglobal change

Tim Freytag : tourism and mobility studies (in particularEuropean urban tourism)urban studies and sustainable urban developmentsocial geography and geography of education

Technical University of Dresden
City: Dresden
Abbreviation: TU Dresden
Unit: Faculty of Environmental Sciences
URL: https://tu-dresden.de
Description: Dresden University of Technology is a member of TU9. Its environmental science faculty covers research in forestry, geoscience and hydrology. The geoscience research covers geodesy, geoinformation, cartography, remote sensing, and geography。

Lars Bernard : (Geo-)information infrastructuresgeoinformation usabilitydistributed geoprocessing and smart environmental monitoring

Dirk Burghardt : VGImap generalization

University of Stuttgart
City: Stuttgart
Abbreviation: Stuttgart
Unit: Institute for Photogrammetry, IIGS, Institute of Geodesy
URL: https://www.uni-stuttgart.de
Description: University of Stuttgart is a member of TU9. Under its Faculty 6 there are departments on geodesy and spatial sciences which operates projects in GIS. This university is also home to GEOENGINE, which is a 2-year masters program focusing on surveying, navigation and mapping.

Volker Schwieger : remote sensing,SAR3D construction

Volker Walter : automatic map retrieval in the Internetgeneralization of 2D and 3D dataconflation of spatial data

Nico Sneeuw : geodesy and surveyinghydrologyoceanographyspatial analysisclimate changegeomaticsharmonicsearth observationearth sciences

University of Münster
City: Münster
Abbreviation: WWU
Unit: Geoinformation
URL: https://www.uni-muenster.de/Geoinformatics/en/
Description: The Department of Geoinformation at Münster University is reputable in GIS theory, spatial statistics, spatio-temporal data analysis, geocognition, and human-computer interaction. Gilberto Camara and Werner Kuhn have worked here. The department has a two-year English-taught master’s program in Geoinformation and a 1.5-year EU master’s program in Geospatial technologies with Erasmus. The PhD is offered from time to time with DAAD, DFG, or EU H2020 project funding positions. There are many geoinformation companies in Münster such as ESRI, 52 north, con terra, GeoIT etc.

Christian Kray : geoinformaticshuman-computer interactionand mobile and ubiquitous computing

Edzer Pebesma : spatial statisticsenvironmental modellinggeoinformatics and GISciencesemantic technology for spatial analysisoptimizing environmental monitoring

Angela Schwering : spatial cognitionqualitative spatial reasoningcognitive navigation

Judith Verstegen : geosimulatiom models (agent-based modelscellular automata)spatial statisticserror propagation methodsspatial optimization

Technical University of Berlin
City: Berlin
Abbreviation: TU Berlin
Unit: Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
URL: https://www.igg.tu-berlin.de/menue/ueber_uns/parameter/en/
Description: The Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Technology under the School of Planning, Architecture and Environment at the Technical University of Berlin is devoted to research on major geodesy, GNSS surveying, and geoinformatics methodology. Academicians such as Xia Jianbai and Wang Zhizhuo have studied here. The master’s program of TU Berlin is mainly two-year, which is divided into surveying, computer vision and remote sensing, GIS, and other directions. After graduating with a master’s degree, students can seek funding for spending 3 to 5 years to finish Ph.D.

Martin Kada : AlgorithmsSegmentation3D Computer GraphicsVisualizationReal-Time Rendering

Humboldt University of Berlin
City: Berlin
Abbreviation: HU Berlin
Unit: Geography Department
URL: https://www.geographie.hu-berlin.de/en/geography_department
Description: The Geography Department of HU Berlin has a long history. During the development period of more than 200 years, it has almost covered 9 research directions in physical geography and human geography. It is the hub of geographical research in Germany. The courses of the university about GIS are mainly based on the two-year master’s (Global Change Geography) curriculum. After the master’s degree, students can take 3-5 years to complete the Ph.d.

Tobia Lakes : Spatial AnalysisLand Use Change and ModellingUrbanismSpatial StatisticsGeostatistical Analysis

Patrick Hostert : Spatial AnalysisGISSustainabilityEcologyEnvironmentClimate Change and AgricultureRemote Sensing

Dagmar Haase : Urban ecologyLand Use ModellingEcosystem Services

Tobias Kuemmerle : Land System ScienceConservation & Sustainability ScienceRemote Sensing

Free University of Berlin
City: Berlin
Abbreviation: FU Berlin
Unit: Institute of Geographical Sciences
URL: https://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/geog/fachrichtungen/index.html
Description: The Institute of Geographical Sciences at the FU Berlin belongs to the Department of Earth Sciences. Its research fields include physical geography, applied physical geography, human geography, and remote sensing and geographic information, with strong disciplines. GIS / RS related research is mainly in the remote sensing and geographic information working group led by Prof. Dr. Sören Hese.

Sören Hese : Machine learning algorithms in Earth observationRemote SensingLand surface parameter retrievalForest ecosystem researchUAV data capturing

Marion Stellmes : Remote SensingTime Series AnalysisLand Use Change

University of Hamburg
City: Hamburg
Abbreviation: Uni-Hamburg
Unit: Institute of Geography
URL: https://www.geo.uni-hamburg.de/geographie.html
Description: The Institute of Geography at the University of Hamburg, founded in 1919, is a member of the Center for Earth System and Sustainability Research (CEN) and plays a leading role in the “Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP). The Institute is currently part of the Department of Earth Sciences and has eight professors with focuses on climate research, resource research and urban research. The University of Hamburg also offers a master’s program in geography on the topic of “Global Transformation and Environmental Change”, which is an integration of physical geography and social sciences and is based on geoinformatics methods for practical training such as geodata analysis and spatial research.

Jürgen Böhner : regional climate and environmental modellingclimate impact researchgeoinformatics and remote sensingSAGA-GIS development

University of Hannover
City: Hannover
Abbreviation: Uni-Hannover
Unit: Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics
URL: https://www.ikg.uni-hannover.de/en
Description: The University of Hannover is a member of TU9, and its geography research exists in several different units, including physical geography, human geography and GIS. The GIS-related topics are mainly carried out in the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics. The main research directions of the Institute are big data, machine learning, laser point cloud, SLAM, etc. Viktor Heißler and Günter Hake have worked here.

Monika Sester : big data and machine learninglaser scanningmobility

Claus Brenner : laser scanningSLAMpoint clouds

Philipp Otto : spatiotemporal statistics and modellingchange point detectionenvironmetricscomputational statistics

University of Bonn
City: Bonn
Abbreviation: Uni-Bonn
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.geographie.uni-bonn.de/department
Description: The Department of Geography of the University of Bonn has comprehensive disciplines. The research fields include climate and landscape ecology, development geography, economic and social geography, geography education, geomorphology, historical and cultural geography, hydrology and water resources management, remote sensing and GIS, and urban and Regional economy. Among them, GIS / RS related research mainly focuses on GIS Research Group (led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Greve), and Remote Sensing Research Group (led by PD Dr. Olena Dubovyk).

Klaus Greve : Geographic Information SystemsWeb MappingSpatial Data Infrastructure

Olena Dubovyk : Remote SensingEnvironmental Monitoring and ModellingGIS

University of Potsdam
City: Potsdam
Abbreviation: Uni-Potsdam
Unit: Institute of Environmental Science and Geography
URL: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/umwelt/
Description: The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Geography at the University of Potsdam has an extensive research base in human geography, landscapes, natural hazards, hydroclimatology, etc. GIS-related research is mainly led by Prof. Manfred Rolfes. In addition, the Institute of Geology at the University of Potsdam offers two-year master programs in Remote Sensing, geoinformation and visualization, which are taught in English and focus on techniques related to the processing, analysis and visualization of remote sensing images and geoinformation.

Manfred Rolfes : urban studies(in-)securityrisk and spacetourist space semantics and tourism spaces

Heidelberg University
City: Heidelberg
Abbreviation: Uni-Heidelberg
Unit: GIS
URL: https://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/
Description: Founded in 1386, the University of Heidelberg is the oldest university in Germany. The GIScience group focuses on OSM, VGI, humanitarian relief, and Lidar and photogrammetry, and is well funded.

Johannes Glückler : economic geographyorganization studiesnetwork theory

Alexander Zipf : volunteered geographic information (VGI)crowdsourcingcitizen sciencegeoinformatics & GIScience in geography

Bernhard Höfle : geographic 3D/4D point cloud analysisgeoprocessing algorithms for GISvirtual laser scanning - liDAR simulation3D crowdsourcing and 3D micro-mappingradiometric calibration of LiDAR data

Anna Growe : regional governancespatial development in the knowledge society

University of Cologne
City: Cologne
Abbreviation: Uni-Koeln
Unit: Institute of Geography
URL: https://geographie.uni-koeln.de/en/
Description: The University of Cologne is a research-oriented public university. Its Institute of Geography has built a comprehensive disciplinary system, in which GIS-related research is mainly carried out in the GIS and Remote Sensing Working Group, directed by Prof. Georg Bareth. The research interests include location-based services, GIS modeling, spatial data infrastructures, LiDAR, UAVs, etc.

Georg Bareth : terrestrial laser scanningunmaned airborne vehiclesscientific data managementmobile GIS applications and locateion based servicesGIS-aided modellingGIS-aided regionalisation of N- and C-dynamics in ecosystemsapplication of multispectralhyperspectral and radar data for land-use analysisagricultural applications of GIS and Remote Sensingspatial data infrastructure

Boris Braun : environmental economic geographyenvironmental managementindustrial and urban changeenvironmental and social impacts of globalizationeconomic and social aspects of natural hazardssouthern asia (mainly India and Bangladesh)AustraliaGermany and Western Europe

University of Göttingen
City: Göttingen
Abbreviation: Uni-Goettingen
Unit: Department of Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing
URL: https://www.uni-goettingen.de
Description: The Faculty of Geosciences and Geography at the University of Göttingen is a large and comprehensive geoscience institute, covering 12 departments spanning geosciences and geography, and is very well developed. Among them, GIS-related research is concentrated in the Department of Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing supervised by Prof. Martin Kappas.

Martin Kappas : remote sensing / GIS in climatology and ecologyfield- and laboratory-spectrometry (ASD FieldSpec)assessment of natural landscape potenzial with IT-Methods and ground-truth-dataland cover / land use changelandscape degradationhealth geography

RWTH Aachen University
City: Aachen
Abbreviation: RWTH Aachen
Unit: Analysis and Monitoring of Urban Areas
URL: https://www.rwth-aachen.de/go/id/a/?lidx=1
Description: RWTH Aachen is the largest polytechnic university in Germany and is a member of a number of academic associations such as TU9, IDEA, TIME, UNITECH and ALMA Snowevent. The research scope of its geography department covers physical geography, cultural geography, economic geography, and urban area monitoring and analysis. GIS-related research is mainly hosted by the Analysis and Monitoring of Urban Areas Group under Prof. Stefan Fina.
Institute of Geography
City: Jena
Abbreviation: Uni-Jena
Unit: Institute of Geography
URL: https://www.geographie.uni-jena.de/en
Description: GIS research in the Institute of Geography at the University of Jena is conducted in the GIScience Group and focuses on the integration and development of applications of GIS and environmental models, including environmental statistics and geo-computing, environmental modeling software and data management, ecohydrological simulation, and surface process monitoring. The Institute also has an economic geography team that focuses on the spatial mobility and connectivity of individuals and firms. There is a 2-year masters program in GIS, whose emphasis is placed on the fields of geoinformatics and remote sensing, with a focus on their analytical applications to landscape systems and spatial heterogeneity of land.
The Ludwig-Maximilians University
City: Munich
Abbreviation: LMU
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.lmu.de/de/index.html
Description: The University of Munich is one of the oldest universities in Europe and one of the top universities in Germany in terms of academic resources and the reputation. Its Department of Geography is one of the largest of its kind in central Europe, focusing on physical geography (hydrology, remote sensing and landscape ecology) and human geography (with an emphasis on economic geography and the relationship between people and the environment). Remote sensing and GIS are often involved in these research projects.

Switzerland

ETH Zurich
City: Zurich
Abbreviation: ETH Zurich
Unit: Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation
URL: https://ikg.ethz.ch/en/
Description: The Institutes of ETH Zurich about GIS are located in the Department of Civil Engineering, Environment and Surveying (D-BAUG). D-BAUG has many research institutes, including Geodesy and Photogrammetry (IGP), Cartography and Geoinformation (IKG), Spatial and Landscape Development (IRL), Transport Planning and Systems (IVT), etc. Professors and Researchers from this department also participate in related research in Singapore-ETH Future Cities Laboratory. The master’s program includes Master in geomatics, which can choose two directions from Engineering geodesy and photogrammetry, Space geodesy and Navigation, GIS and cartography, and planning (German). Doctoral positions are released from time to time according to project needs. You can check open Positions on the homepage of each department or laboratory.

Lorenz Hurni : cartographic data models and toolsmultidimensional multimedia maps

Martin Raubal : mobile GIS & LBSspatial cognitive engineeringmobile eye-trackingGIS for renewable energy analysis

Konrad Schindler : photogrammetryremote sensingcomputer visionimage understanding

Adrienne Grêt-Regamey : landscape planningHuman-environment interactionenvironmental management

David Kaufmann : public policyurban studiesplanningmigration studies

Kay W. Axhausen : transport planningbig data transport modelstraffic behaviour modeling

Francesco Corman : Analytics、Optimization adn control in transport systems、Public transport、Railway networks、Logistics systems

University of Zurich
City: Zurich
Abbreviation: UZH
Unit: Department of Geography
URL: https://www.geo.uzh.ch/en.html
Description: The University of Zurich is located in the German-speaking area of Switzerland and is the largest comprehensive university in Switzerland. The Department of Geography at the University of Zurich has a comprehensive development and strength, doing research on physical geography, human geography, GIS, and remote sensing. The master’s programs in this department mainly include master’s programs in geography (including general geography, physical geography, human geography, remote sensing, and GIS), and earth system science master programs. The department will open targeted doctoral positions for applications according to the needs of the project.