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

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Agent based modelling and disease diffusion

Understanding the spread of infectious diseases in space and time.

Agent-based modelling (ABM) can make a real contribution to understanding the spread of infectious diseases in space and time. The fact that ABMs are intrinsically spatial and allow for combined modelling of pathogen and human behaviour has contributed to their popularity over the past years. Our research in this domain focusses on three aspects: 

  • Human risk perception and behaviour change  
  • Reproduction of spatio-temporal patterns 
  • The integration of ABM and Machine Learning.

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  • Geo-Health (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

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    Learn to predict and monitor multi-hazard risk and help reducing our vulnerability to disasters.

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

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    Learn to understand dynamic urban processes and create interventions to help make cities competitive, compact, sustainable, inclusive and resilient.

    Water Resources and Environmental Management

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