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.

“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

“Er komen steeds meer diensten die gebaseerd zijn op locatie-informatie, de computerkracht en beschikbaarheid van data is oneindig. We hebben mensen nodig die deze data toegankelijk en daarmee toepasbaar kunnen maken.”

Marcel Timmer, Microsoft