It may be one, 10 or even 60 years since they left, but ITC’s former students still have a strong bond with the Institute and the Netherlands, and still keep in touch with ITC and friends from their student days.
ITC alumni belong to a worldwide community of over 20,000 individuals, who together form an extensive network of international contacts, a network that includes United Nations organisations, universities, research groups, resources survey and map production services, and various international professional associations.
Our 70th birthday provides the chance for a festive moment to reflect on our past, present and future. We like to celebrate together with our staff and students and showcase ITC’s expertise built up over time. We hope to bring together our valuable ITC community, especially our alumni and partners from all over the world. The diverse activities will be organized in a hybrid way with most activities streamed live on the ITC website. In the first week of September the 'ITC 70 years' website will go live, after which you can also register for participation in online sessions. One particular element from the event is a global challenge:
“The past is now! - Showcase your ingenuity!”
This online competition bridges all academic domains of ITC and is open to all ITC staff, students, alumni and visitors, also known as the ITC family. The challenge is to showcase one of your projects where geospatial data was used in an innovative way. The application domain is very broad, fitting all domains of ITC: Sustainable (living) environment / an inclusive society using geospatial technology, and is based on the new ITC position/strategy. The grand price is an expenses paid trip to ITC in 2022, so participation might be well worth the effort!
The event website will be online in September with more information about this challenges and the rest of the programme. In the mean time start thinking of your project and a original way to showcase it!