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GIS and Natural Resource Management, with KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

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Language of education
English (100%)
19 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

This course provides sound knowledge of natural resource management in (inter)national context, in the end to be capable of providing technical expertise in the application of geo-information tools.

Climate change and its direct causes, previously mostly a concern of industrialised countries, is now showing its effects world-wide and African countries are not exempted. To mitigate environmental problems, improved natural resource management is a major task, confronting planners and decision makers at all levels.

In recent years there is an increased understanding of the importance of spatial information and its application to support decision-making in natural resources management in Ghana and other regions of Africa. Many organisations are in need of staff with sound knowledge of natural resource management (NRM) in the national and international context, who are capable of providing technical expertise in the application of geo-information tools.

To develop the critical mass with this expertise, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, and ITC have developed an MSc degree course which combines sustainable management of natural resources with geo-information and earth observation tools.

Natural Resources Management (NRM), Remote Sensing, NRM systems analysis, information management, mapping, monitoring and modeling in various fields of NRM, research techniques, advanced elective topics and individual research.

On completion participants will be able to collect, interpret, manage and use Geo-information to support decision-making processes in the broad field of Natural Resources Management (NRM).

Instruction modes
Lectures and practicals, self-study, multi-disciplinary project work and hands-on case studies, fieldwork, discussion groups and assignments, computer assisted analysis and multi-media exercises. Program consists of case study, computer exercise, excursion, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, research project, research proposal, oral presentation, portfolio, practicum, self study, tutorial, working group.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized university in a discipline relevant to the programme.

Professional experience

Several years of work experience in a relevant field recommended.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2

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