See Alumni

70 years of ITC

Topic

An anniversary is naturally an occasion for celebration and 70 years is a respectable age in anyone’s book. But what are we actually celebrating? Simply a date on a calendar or is there more? Snooping through the ITC archives, we have selected some high lights that chart the history of the Institute since its foundation. Many of these will stir up memories in our alumni, partners and associates ‒ who together form ITC’s extensive, and extending, global network ‒ and enable them to identify their own niche in the scheme of things. But as we walk along the milestones marking our path, one thing is clear: the foresight and energy that characterised the early years of the Institute is still very much with us today. So, yes, we do have a great deal to celebrate as we consider our journey so far, but equally important we can celebrate the fact that thanks to the sound foundations laid and consolidated over the past 70 years we are able to face the future with optimism and confidence. History is still being written!.

No results with the specified filter
1965
Jun 65
ITC-UNESCO Centre for Integrated Surveys

ITC-UNESCO Centre for Integrated Surveys

Read more
Jun 65
1961
Jan 61
ITC Foundation Fund

Professor Schermerhorn establishes the ITC Foundation Fund, encouraging scientific research in photogrammetry in general and at ITC in particular.  

Read more
Jan 61
1960
May 60
ITC publication Series

First edition of the ITC Publication Series

Read more
May 60
1959
Jan 59
First edition of the International Bibliography of Photogrammetry

First edition of the International Bibliography of Photogrammetry Correspondents published at ITC

Read more
Jan 59
1957
Jun 57
Visit Prime Minister of India

Visit of Pandhit Jawahar Lal Nehru (first Prime Minister of India)

Read more
Jun 57
1956
Nov 56
Prince Bernhard officially opens the new building

On November 1956, His Royal Highness Prince Bernard of the Netherlands officially opened the new building. The new building not only housed the Centre's training facilities but also contained student accommodation.

Read more
Nov 56
1954
May 54
The first long term project supported by the United Nations

The first long term project,supported by the United Nations, started with the National Cartographic Centre (NCC) of Iran.

Read more
May 54
1953
Mar 53
Founding of OEEPE

ITC participated in the founding of the OEEPE (currently Euro SDR)based at the institute.

Read more
Mar 53
1951
Jan 51
First course starts

First courses of the ITC started in in 1951 and  the – small informal –  organisation used office space in the building of the Geodesy Department of the Techinical University of Delft.

1951 First certificate issued to Mr. L.J. Miranda-Ruiz from Venezuela

Read more
Jan 51
1950
Nov 50
ITC Logo

Sculptor Charles Hammes designed the so-called Kronkel for the Institute’s premises. This became the ITC logo and is recognised throughout the world.

Read more
Nov 50
Jul 50
Delft - Kanaalweg, (TU Delft, Geodesy)

The ITC came into existence by passing the charter of foundation on 11th July 1950. By that time there was no building for the new organization. It housed in a part of Geodesy building to the Technical University in Delft. Founder of the ITC – Prof.dr.ir.h.c. Willem Schermerhorn – was professor at the TU Delft and lived in the professor apartment at the Geodesy building.

Read more
Jul 50
Jul 50
Professor Schermerhorn is appointed dean

Professor Schermerhorn is appointed dean of the International Training centre for Aerial Survey.

Read more
Jul 50
1949
Nov 49
Visit to the UN Headquarters

Prof.Dr.Ir. Willem Schermerhorn visits the UN Headquarters in Lake Success to advise on the use of cartography for UN purposes.

Read more
Nov 49