||International Cooperation for|
Geographical Information Science Education
(co-funded by European Commission under Asia Link Prog. ASI/B7-301/98/679-025)
INTRODUCTION (click here for full details)
The Asia-Link Programme was launched at the beginning of 2002 as an
initiative by the European Union (EU) to foster regional and
multilateral networking between higher education institutions in
European Union Member States and South Asia, Southeast and China.
InterGIS was a multi-partner project (No. ASI/B7-301/98/679-25)
fostering International Cooperation for GIScience for GIScience
Education among the institutions if higher education in European Union
and South Asia.
The project was initiated by the UNIGIS
-based group of European GIS-labs.
The project duration was 2 years from 1st May 2003 to 30th April 2005.
The InterGIS project had two main objectives:
- Developing standard GIS CURRICULUM
- TRAINING teachers and post-graduate students at the partner institutions as well as from other institutions
| Coordinator Institution||
- Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Salzburg
| Partner Institutions
- Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
- Department of Earth Science, Goa University, Goa
- Spatial Information Laboratory (SPINlab), Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
- Department of Geography, University of Jaffna, Jafna
- GIS Centre (SIGTE), University of Girona, Girona
- an Internationally Standardised CURRICULUM for GIScience
Education was developed based on the REVIEW of existing curricula,
identification of GIS-NEEDS of the target groups and MARKET POTENTIAL
assessment of the topics included in the curriculum.
- 5 Learning /
Training events were organised and more than 250 teachers and
Post-graduate students were trained for enhacing
their conceptual and practical skills in GIScience education.
- 2 Train-the-Trainer Worshops were delivered in Delhi
- 3 Summer Schools were organised in Salzburg, Amsterdam and Goa.
| Contact: Dr. Shahnawaz, Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria.