The National GI Minor or Spatial Data Science Minor allows students to develop their skills in Geographic Information Science and focuses on learning by doing. The students are challenged to become independent researchers as they design and carry out various research assignments supervised by experts in the GI field. A highlight of the minor is a 2 month internship at a societal host (company or government) where students help the host answer geographic questions using spatial data and technology.

The GI Minor was created by 5 universities (VUA, UU, WUR, TUD, UT) and is currently being offered by VUA and UU.

Is the GI Minor for you? check the why page.

“In de vakgebieden waarin Arcadis adviseert, is kennis van ruimtelijke informatie van groot belang. Juist mensen uit brede studierichtingen met een specialisatie in geo-informatie zijn waardevol.” 

Gerben Koppelman, hoofd informatiemanagement, Arcadis.

“With knowledge of geo-information you can make the information of your own area of expertise more significant by being able to recognize structures and patterns.”

Theo Thewessen, director, Geodan