• Starting dates next intakes: Twice a year (March and October)
  • Where to meet UNIGIS: GI-Forum, Salzburg

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Scientific Articles about UNIGIS

Strobl, J. (2014): Can brainware keep up with technology?

In: Geospatial World. September 2014.


Strobl, J. (2011): UNIGIS – Networked Learning over a Distance.
In: Unwin, D. J., Foote, K. E., Tate, N. J. and DiBiase, D. (eds.): Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education. John Wiley & Sons Ltd


Car, A. (2010): Quality Aspects in Postgraduate Distance Education: an Example from UNIGIS Salzburg.
In: Donert K. (Hrsg), Using GeoInformation in European Geography Education. Roma, International Geographical Union and Societa Geografica Italiana: 160-169.


Petch, J. and A. Car (2010): Case of Good Practice 1: UNIGIS. Enhancing Surveying Education through e-Learning.
In: Groenendijk, L. and B. Markus (Hrsg.), FIG Report published by FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education, The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG): 32-36.


Atzmanstorfer K. and R. Resl (2009): UNIGIS in Latin America 1999-2009: Experiences of a Distance Education Program for GIS in Latin America.
In: Proceedings of the International Cartographic Conference (ICC), 2009. Santiago de Chile.


Strobl, J. and A. Car (2009): Continuing Professional Education via Distance Learning - Success Factors and Challenges.
In: Oesterreichische Zeitschrift fuer Vermessung & Geoinformation: Proceedings FIG Commission 2 - Conference “Navigating the Future of Surveying Education” Vol. 1.


Traun, C. (2009): Continuing Professional Education Requirements and Offers in GI within Europe.
In: Jekel, Koller, Donert (Eds): Learning with Geoinformation IV. -Heidelberg, p. 212-219.


Car, A. (2006): Quality Aspects in Postgraduate Distance Education: An Example from UNIGIS Salzburg.
ESRI Education Conference, Athens, Greece.



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About UNIGIS@Kuala Lumpur

UNIGIS@Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) offers internationally recognised academic post-graduate qualifications through two different study programme:

  • 2-year MSc in Geographical Information Science & Systems (UNIGIS MSc), and
  • 1-year Professional Diploma in Geographical Information Systems (UNIGIS Professional)

The UNIGIS MSc programme provides an understanding of the conceptual, technical, and organisational aspects of Geographical Information Science whereas the UNIGIS Professional Diploma programme develops application-oriented skills and/or improves understanding of Geographical Information Systems.
Both the courses are offered as full time Study Programmes. The medium of instruction is English language. The academic qualifications 'MSc. in Geographical Information Science and Systems' as well as 'Professional Diploma in Geographical Information Systems' are awarded by the University of Salzburg, Austria (Europe).
Individuals aiming at a career in GI or professionals already active in this field who are interested in continuing education or pursuing an academic qualification while working will find these distance learning programmes particularly attractive. With the acquired know-how from these programmes, graduates are expected to master challenges in business, industry or government in any of the following fields:

  • Environmental analysis and management (e.g. climatic factors, forest, water bodies, soil erosion, bio-diversity, conservation areas, coastal areas, mountainous areas etc.)
  • Natural resources and economic planning (e.g. agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, fisheries mining, landscape analysis, tourism, industry etc.) Infrastructure development and management (e.g. transport networks, water & sanitation, health facilities, education institutions etc.)
  • Security and safety (e.g. crime & danger assessment, risk & vulnerability assessment, emergency response, disaster management, disease & epidemic pattern, public safety measure etc.)
  • Business planning and management (e.g. site location, product marketing, supply networks, insurance calculation, stake analysis etc.)
  • Government and Politics (e.g. public administration, electoral analysis, voting pattern etc.)
  • Urban, rural and regional planning (e.g. integrated approach to land use planning & management at various spatial units etc.)
  • ... and many more issues related to spatial analysis and management

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