Peng Jia


Address a range of global health issues in our online course Geo-Health

Geo-health is the integration of geographic information, technologies and spatial concepts with epidemiology.

Health and disease is complex and requires a dynamic approach to understanding the drivers behind the patterns that we see. Geo-spatial technologies and GIScience play a vital role in visualizing where and when diseases occur in space and time, providing context and helping us understand why they may be prevalent, who may be affected and how to address the problem potentially.

Here at ITC, we have developed a collaborative research and learning environment that enables us to address various health and disease issues all over the world. For more information on what we have done and how geospatial technologies and data can be used for geo-health, we refer to our publications.

Geo-health Research

At ITC, we focus on fundamental and problem-solving research where spatial information can make a real difference. 

Research staff

Research in geo-health is led by our scientific staff listed here.


ITC is known to be one of the top institutes worldwide in geo-information science and earth observation. At ITC, we train students to engineer approaches for designing future-oriented solutions to the world's biggest challenges. We encourage our students to participate in public-private partnership projects initiated by ITC and other organizations.

Related courses

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  • Geo-Health - 5EC (online course)

    Certificate10 weeks100% English
    Geohealth integrates spatial analysis methods and concepts with epidemiology to provide students with skills to address a variety of health and disease analyses.
  • Geo-Health - 7EC (online course)

    Certificate10 weeks100% English
    Geohealth integrates spatial analysis methods and concepts with epidemiology to provide students with skills to address a variety of health and disease analyses.
  • Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

    Master of Science2 years100% English8 specialisations3 Joint programmes
    This Master’s teaches you to tackle some of mankind’s greatest challenges such as climate change, food and water security, land scarcity, and natural disasters by using geo-information data.

    8 specialisations for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

    Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    In this specialisation, you will Iearn how use remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) to map supplies of critical raw materials and geothermal resources.

    Free specialisation

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Design your very own specialisation

    Geo-Information Management for Land Administration

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    How can you develop responsible land administration systems? In this specialisation, you will develop cadastral maps, land registries, and other land records to help people secure their land tenure.


    MSc2 Joint programmes
    How can you process massive geospatial data into actionable insights? This specialisation teaches you to construct algorithmic solutions and other AI methods to address real-life geospatial problems.

    Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Learn how to use geo-information to predict, monitor, and quantify hazards and their magnitude in a specific geographic area and time and to design geospatial risk reduction approaches.

    Natural Resources Management

    MSc3 Joint programmes
    Learn to utilize geo-spatial data for sustainable agriculture, environement and forests.

    Urban Planning and Management

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    How to transform cities into healthier, more sustainable, and inclusive places where people and nature can thrive? Learn to understand complex urban processes and develop sustainable strategies.

    Water Resources and Environmental Management

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Learn to apply geo-information and Earth observation techniques to tackle global water-related challenges such as flooding, water scarcity, water pollution, and food safety.


The most recent news items related to geo-health of our Faculty Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente.

Contact us

If you are interested in applying geo to health-related topics and collaborating with us please get in touch with Justine Blanford. You can find her contact details below.