University of Münster, Institute for Geoinformatics

Introduction

The University of Münster (German Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, WWU) is a public university located in the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The WWU is part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, a society of Germany's leading research universities. The WWU has also been successful in the German "Excellence Initiative".

The WWU is the leading university in Germany in terms of CEO alumni in Top500 companies

University Of Münster, Institute for Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics is the science of modeling spatio-temporal processes computationally. The Institute of Geoinformatics Münster provides bachelor, master and phd degrees in geoinformatics. Our research areas are spatio-temporal dynamic processes, semantic interoperability, spatial assistance systems, cognitive engineering and sensor networks.

Vision


The Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi) will consolidate its position among the world's leading institutions in geoinformatics research and education. A steadily growing number of high quality graduates and publications will contribute to the field as well as to a better understanding of the human environment and better decisions about it.

Mission


We build on our proven strengths in research quality and productivity, student motivation, forward-looking teaching, and international networking to educate leaders and generate knowledge in geoinformatics. By integrating approaches from computational, physical and life sciences, engineering, humanities, and social sciences, we expand the role of geoinformation in science and society. At the University of Muenster and elsewhere, we reach out beyond the geosciences, offering our expertise in spatio-temporal analysis and geoinformatics technology to history, sociology, biology, epidemiology, economics, and empirical sciences. To connect to these fields, we offer broad applied geoinformatics courses, apply for joint interdisciplinary research funding, and establish additional working groups at ifgi.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

M.Sc. Geoinformatics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Münster

Master MSc. Geoinformatics is to train students in the most advanced techniques in geographic information processing. Building on a B.Sc. in Geoinformatics or a related discipline, the Masters Program will further develop the students‘ problem solving skills. [+]

Mission -- Master program MSc. Geoinformatics

Our goal is to train students in the most advanced techniques in geographic information processing. Building on a B.Sc. in Geoinformatics or a related discipline, the Masters Program will further develop the students‘ problem solving skills, analytic abilities and teach progressive reative scientific research methods. As the Institute for Geoinformatics is among the leading places exploring new frontiers grounds in geospatial information science, Master students ave the chance to get personally involved in research projects.

 

This opens pportunities to conduct Master theses on new and emerging technologies. Obtaining a Master‘s degree from the Institute for Geoinformatics will prepare for leading positions in industry and academics.... [-]


MSc. Geospatial Technologies - ERASMUS MUNDUS

Campus Full time 18 months October 2016 Germany Münster

The International Masters Program in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU ), Universitat Jaume I (UJI ) and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. [+]

The International Masters Program (Master of Science, M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU ), Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi ), Universitat Jaume I (UJI ), Castellón, Dept. Information Systems (Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos) , Spain, and, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL ), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI ), Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Program Introduction

 

The three-semester Masters program will enrol up to 32 students per year. Students will attend the first semester in Lisbon or Castellón, the second semester in Münster. The third semester (Master thesis) can be performed at each of the three partner universities. ... [-]