Natural resources and environment
Forestry - Agriculture - Environment
Increasing population and growing welfare place pressure on the natural environment and result in problems such as deforestation, overgrazing, and the contamination of land and water resources. In turn, the depletion of natural resources can frequently lead to land scarcity and to widespread changes in land use. We are increasingly aware that environmental issues, such as climate change, transcend national boundaries. As evidenced by various international agendas and agreements, the management of the Earth’s natural resources is of concern to us all.
Our courses in natural resources & environment
Our courses in the natural resources and environment domain facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving for development purposes. Considerable emphasis is placed on remote sensing and GIS.View all courses
MSc degree in natural resources & environment
The 18-month (118 ECTS) MSc degree course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Natural Resources Management not only emphasizes the multidisciplinary aspects of natural resources management but also offers you the opportunity for in-depth study in your particular field of interest. The MSc degree course is designed for young and mid-career professionals who work in the field of natural resources management and who wish to develop a critical understanding of, and competence in, using modern methods of working with spatial data. The course integrates knowledge of, and skills in, geo-information technology with current themes in the field of natural resources and environment.Find an MSc course
Erasmus Mundus joint European MSc course
Five renowned European institutes offer a unique Erasmus Mundus joint European Master of Science (MSc) Course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM)
The 22-month (120 ECTS) course gives you excellent qualifications for employment at research institutes, in government, in companies, as well as in public-private partnerships. More importantly, it provides a sound theoretical and practical basis for those who wish to contribute to sustainable management of our environment.
Postgraduate diploma in natural resources management
The 9-month Postgraduate diploma course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Natural Resources Management (62 ECTS) is relevant for those who are interested in the application of remote sensing and geo-information technology to the management of natural resources but to a lesser extent in the research part of an MSc degree.Find a PG course
Short certificate courses in natural resources & environment
Do you have a specific requirement for up-to-date education in (applications of) geo-information science and earth observation for natural resources and environment? ITC offers a number of short courses leading to a certificate. They vary in duration from three weeks to three months. You may choose to follow some of the MSc modules as a short course.Find a short course
Distance education in natural resources & environment
The option for distance education is attractive to professionals interested in a short training course on a specific topic, or those interested in a long training course (Postgraduate diploma or MSc degree level) but who are unable to leave their job for the full course duration.Find a distance course
ITC is the faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation at the University of Twente. We are located in Enschede, a modern and lively town located at the eastern border of the Netherlands. Its excellent connection to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris and London make Enschede a good place to study for international students.
Why study at ITC?
ITC is recognized worldwide for achievements in teaching in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. The combination of geo-information science and remote sensing in seven domains is unique in the world. Furthermore, at ITC you will:
- Gain valuable international experience
- Study in the cultural heartlands of Europe
- Leave with a thriving network of international contacts