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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.

“As a student from a policy engineering background I have learned that many of today’s challenges are spatially related. The courses from the GI Minor allowed me to use GIS techniques to tackle these problems and approach them in an interdisciplinary way.”

Floris Boendermaker – GI Minor Student

“Voor het analyseren en visualiseren van bijvoorbeeld satellietinformatie en klimaatverandering is kennis van innovatieve geo-informatietechnieken cruciaal.”  

Frits Brouwer, hoofddirecteur KNMI