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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.

“There is a need for T-shaped people, people who have knowledge of two disciplines and who can make out the intersection. If geo-information is one of those disciplines, you’ll have a unique combination in your skillset.” 

Jan Willem van Eck, director of strategy, Esri Nederland

“I expect that the demand for highly educated employees in geo-information will rise sharply. On the one hand due to the aging labor market and on the other hand due to the increased call for the use geo-information to enhance corporate processes.”

Peter Hoogwerf, director, Kadaster