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

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@Kathmandu

UNIGIS@Kathmandu Forestry College (NEPAL) offers internationally recognised academic qualification within the provisions of UNIGIS Joint-study programme in cooperation with the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria (Europe).

The qualifications are offered through 2 different study programme:

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.
  • Presently, 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:

  • Transportation, utilities-planning and -management
  • Natural resources and environment-planning and -management in e.g., agriculture, forestry, fisheries and hunting, mining
  • Urban- and regional-planning
  • Government – public administration, health, education
  • Security – risk assessment, disaster planning and management, public safety
  • Business – marketing, property development, real estate
  • Insurance, tourism, and many more

Study programmes

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