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Spatial Change and Spatial Interaction Modelling (ITC)(SC)

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English (100%)
3 weeks
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Program description


Changes in locations and patterns of human activity in cities and their hinterland can be characterized by sets of variables that determine the direction, extent and nature of these changes. Such change processes are highly complex because they are the result of the aggregate outcomes of a large number of individuals and organizations interacting with one another and with their environment. In peri-urban areas, urbanization results in both direct and indirect changes in the use of land. Understanding such processes is essential to achieving sustainable development.

Spatial growth (or spatial change) models can be used to better analyse, predict and simulate the likely functional patterns of urban and regional development. Spatial interaction models analyse flows of people and goods between locations, based on the size of (potential) economic activity. Such models are of relevance to the study of optimal service locations and people’s accessibility to economic opportunities, as well as the simulation and forecast of network flows, and can also be used to optimize and manage network throughput.

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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.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Sufficient theoretical background and practical skills in Geographic Information Science

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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