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Applied Geo-information: Smart Cities


How can technology make a smart contribution to the (future) challenges of particular cities, both nationally and internationally?
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Study duration
20 weeks

About the programme

How can technology make a smart contribution to the (future) challenges of particular cities, both nationally and internationally?

In this programme we look at major developments in cities and challenges we face in keeping the city liveable and attractive. The aim is to provide insight in the major challenges faced by selected cities using geo-information and data.

As part of the programme, you will work on a number of individual assignments, and an interdisciplinary project with fellow students. In the project, you and your colleagues will work on a real-life urban challenge in a selected city.

Topics covered are:

  • World urbanization
  • 3D geo information/Digital Twins
  • Citizen participation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Sensor technology

In addition, Smart Cities has one or more field trips abroad to view and experience the topics in the real world.

During the programme, you are also free to select a combination of different elective courses. Examples are:

  • Remote Sensing (satellite image interpretation)
  • Spatial Decision Modelling
  • LIDAR (point clouds)
  • Serious Gaming

The costs of approximately € 400 are for a field trip(s).

Course description Smart Cities 2022-2023

Learning goals

During the exchange programme Applied Geo-information: Smart Cities students will learn how to use various analytical tools and methods to gain insights in urban challenges, and how to translate their findings into tangible information products for the end-user.

Admission requirements

  • Basic knowledge about the use of geographical information systems (GIS) is necessary. If required, teaching materials are available to update your knowledge
  • Enrolling students are able to demonstrate a high ability to work independently: they are able to make decisions and put together their own curriculum.
  • The relevance of the applicant’s background will be assessed during an intake interview with the coordinator of the course, based on a letter of motivation and CV.
  • English skills at level B2. (more information can be found via the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

How to apply as an exchange student

If you want to apply for this programme please click here for information on the procedure.

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