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

Is the Geo Information Minor for you? check the why page.

We were recently interviewed by the “BIG-Nieuws” journal ( a journal for GIS professionals) about our GIS education. Please have a look at the items below (in Dutch).

https://bignieuws.nl/geo-ict-groeit-en-bloeit-aan-de-vrije-universiteit-amsterdam/

https://bignieuws.nl/dagelijkse-praktijk-komt-organisch-terug-in-programma-gima/

“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

“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