UNIGIS programme

The SPINlab coordinates the UNIGIS distance learning postgraduate course and masters programme on spatial information management. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) represents one of the most rapidly expanding areas in Information Technology. GIS is seen increasingly as an essential tool in many areas of government and business. See the UNIGIS link in the menu, or visit the UNIGIS website directly to see what UNIGIS Amsterdam has to offer.


National GI-minor

The SPINLab, on behalf of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, furthermore coordinates the national GI-minor programme (3rd year bachelor-level). This national programme is offered by five universities together: Delft University, Utrecht University, Twente University, Wageningen University and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. See www.nationalegiminor.nl for more information.


Thesis supervision

Further, we supervise students in various research topics where spatial analysis and geo-information science play an important role. See the overview of supervised bachelor and master theses.


GI-courses at VU-campus and Science park Watergraafsmeer

The SPINlab provides scientific and technical courses as part of undergraduate and graduate education. We are teaching GIS-courses in a whole range of programmes at different faculties and institutes:

Amsterdam University College:
Urban Environment lab
Risk Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration:
Geographical Information Systems (MSc Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM))
Geologistics (MSc Transport and Supply Chain Management (TSCM))
Geomarketing (MSc Marketing and Part-time MSc Marketing)

Faculty of Earth & Life Sciences:
Land Use Change (BSc Earth & Economics)
Natural Disasters and Risks (BSc Earth & Economics)
Spring School – field work Salzburg (BSc Earth & Economics)
Geo Data Acquisition (BSc Earth & Economics, national GI-minor)
Imaging and Assessing Landscapes (MSc Earth & Economics)



EduGIS project wins Geo-Innovation Award 2009

EduGIS, the GIS portal for education in the Netherlands, has won the Societal Geo-Innovation Award 2009. EduGIS was chosen as the best from a selection of 24 projects.

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