UNU School for Land Administration Studies
ITC has associated with the Netherlands Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), combining scientific and professional expertise and approaches for implementing the capacity building programme in land administration.
In many countries, the capacity to design, establish, manage and maintain Land Administration Systems is very often insufficient. A severe lack of staff with the required knowledge and skills to address the institutional (land policy, land law, land administration and business administration) and technological (geo-ict information systems, database systems and international standards) developments and challenges require integrated approaches which the combination of ITC and Kadaster is well suited to provide.
- Tienstra Research Award for Dr Chrit Lemmen (22 Nov 2012)
- ISO standard for Land Administration approved (12 Nov 2012)
- Eastern Africa Network of Land Administration (16 Aug 2012)
- Land Administration Domain Model from Research to Implementation (1 Aug 2012)
- Workshop: Modernization of Cadastres (21 Oct 2011)
- First Workshop Base Registers, 30 November – 2 December, Windhoek, Namibia (13 Oct 2011)
- Joint MSc Degree Course Land Administration in Vietnam successfully launched (5 Oct 2011)
- Strengthening Capacity in Land Administration in Vietnam (18 Apr 2011)
- Statutory versus Customary II (21 Feb 2011)
- Transparency in Land Administration (3) (3 Jan 2011)
- Customary Tenure Institutions and Good Governance (14 Sep 2010)
- Strengthening Local Land Governance (11 Aug 2010)
- Transparency in Land Administration (29 Jul 2010)
- Visit of the Malaysian Minister of National Resources and Environment (3 Jun 2010)
- ITC delegation attended the 24th FIG Congress (3 May 2010)
Events and conferences
A selection of conferences and events that cover the department's knowledge field or are organised by the department.
Departmental staff contribute to a wide range of courses.
- Land Administration (MSc degree)
- Land Administration (Postgraduate diploma)
- Land Administration, with Chang'an Univ., Xi'an, China (MSc degree)
- Principles of Land Administration and Information Infrastructure (Certificate)
- Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) - Part time (MSc degree)
- Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) - Full time (MSc degree)
- One stop e-government for sustainable land administration
- Modernization of Land Administration Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (MODALS)
- Community-Based Risk Assessment and Strategy Development
Research is carried out by a group led by one of ITC's professors. Each group typically comprises several expert staff members and a number of graduate students.
Research executed by the department.
- Evaluation of land information systems for eGovernment in Africa: the case of AbujaGIS, Nigeria
- Development of a digital cadastral system for Pakistan
- Integration of geo-information and land administration and management for pastoral nomadic tenure systems in Eastern Africa (Kenya)
- Design issues of National Land Information Systems (NLIS) under the stress of land privatisation law: case study in Mongolia
- Integrated customary land management: Towards re-engineering land administration models in dynamic customary tenure systems (Ghana)
Scientific output of the School's staff, PhD candidates and MSc students in the form of scientific articles.
Projects executed by the department.
- Guatemala, Capacity Building in Land Administration – Phase 1
- Guatemala, Capacity Building in Land Administration – Phase 2
- LAMP 2 - Philippines
- Land Registration in Uzbekistan – Phase 3
- Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM)
- Transparency in Land Administration – Phase 1
- Transparency in Land Administration – Phase 2 – Africa
- Transparency in Land Administration – Phase 3 – Asia
- Vietnam, Capacity Building in Land Administration
The School was established by ITC and the Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) in the Netherlands. The cooperation between ITC and Kadaster will combine scientific and practical approaches.