UNIVERSITY OF GLOBAL CHANGE LEADERS

One of mankind’s greatest challenges is to achieve a healthy balance between harnessing natural resources and maintaining an optimal natural environment. At the University of Twente’s Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC, our goal is to equip individuals from all over the world for tackling this challenge. Our students, though from widely differing backgrounds, have two things in common: academic excellence and a drive to create change in their world.

Here, we present nine of these change agents, each of whom has completed a Master’s programme at ITC.

From professor to student to change leader
From professor to student to change leader
When Derrick M. Denis of Allahabad, India, first sat down in an ITC lecture hall in the Dutch city of Enschede, he had some adjustments to make. Later, he became an agent for change himself.
Urban developer with a heart for people
Urban developer with a heart for people
Bolatito Dayo-Bababtunde manages land use and urban development in Nigeria’s capital city. Studying at ITC was a major step in managing her own development as a female professional.
Influencer with a broad horizon
Influencer with a broad horizon
When it comes to the management of Nepal’s natural resources, Forestry and Climate Change Expert K.C. Bhawana is an influencer with a wide reach. Her studies at ITC intensified her impact.
Using data to rescue kids from HIV/AIDS
Using data to rescue kids from HIV/AIDS
Mosa Moseme’s decision to follow her dream of further education changed her life – and many other people’s lives, too. She uses her knowledge and skills to battle HIV/AIDS.
Managing land in a sustainable way
Managing land in a sustainable way
Shanti Basnet obtained a Master’s degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Land Administration at ITC. She now helps Nepal’s government manage land in a sustainable way.
Lifelong friendships
Lifelong friendships
Marco Rusmini works as a consultant at Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in Italy. From 2007-2009, he studied GIS & Remote Sensing at ITC, where he also was the general secretary of the Student Association Board (SAB).
ITC opened up global opportunities for her
ITC opened up global opportunities for her
Dita Anggraeni has been living in New York for five years, where she works for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) as an in-house graphic designer of OCHA pooled funds.
She is still in touch with many alumni and lecturers
She is still in touch with many alumni and lecturers
Moreblessings Shoko is an ambitious ITC alumna from Zimbabwe, and about to obtain her doctoral degree at the University of Cape Town’s Geomatics Division.
ITC was the very first stone of his career
ITC was the very first stone of his career
Chudamani Joshi was born in Nepal and works in Kathmandu as Special Advisor at the Embassy of Finland