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MS Remote Sensing & GIS in Sweden

Why Sweden?

Sweden is one of the popular destination for international students due to its quality education and welcoming attitude. The English medium mode of studies makes Sweden an attractive choice for prospective students. Currently, more than 900 programs are being offered in English and this number is increasing. Moreover, the application and VISA process is easy and well documented by Study in Sweden. Many top universities in Sweden are offering degree programs and short courses in GIS/Remote Sensing (GIS/RS), Geoinformation, GIS visualization, Geomatics and so on.

Want to read more for inspiration? Study in Sweden portal states 5 reasons to study in Sweden. In addition, 6 reasons to study in Sweden are available on the Top Universities’ website. Both websites testify that Creativity, focus on environmental sustainability, rich culture, and career prospects are few major factors that encourage students to choose Sweden for higher education.

GIS & Remote Sensing Education:

Coming to the point, as Just Spatial is a dedicated blog for promoting geospatial sciences, thus, following paragraphs will solely highlight GIS and Remote Sensing related education opportunities available in Sweden.

1) Lund University

Lund University is one of the oldest and most prestigious university in Europe. It was founded in 1666 and is consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities.

The MS Geomatics program provides advanced training in the acquisition, management, and analysis of phenomena with a spatial reference. The program has a special focus on spatial analysis for environmental applications.

QS Ranking 2018: Ranked at =78

Duration: 2 Years

Department: Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science.

Location: Lund, Sweden.

Admission Information: https://www.universityadmissions.se/

Curriculum details: http://kursplaner.lu.se/pdf/program/en/NAGEM

Additional Information: The program is eligible for SISS scholarship as per 2018 eligible programs list.

2) Stockholm University

Stockholm is national capital of Sweden. The cost of living is high but more job opportunities are also available as it is an economic hub.

Stockholm University is also the world-class institution and ranked among top 200 universities in the world.

Just like Lund University Geomatics Program, Geomatics program at Stockholm University also has a special focus on Earth and Environmental Sciences.

QS Ranking 2018: Ranked at =195

Degree Title: MS Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS

Duration: 2 Years

Department: Department of Physical Geography

Location: Stockholm (capital city), Sweden.

Admission Information: https://sisu.it.su.se/search/info/NGFGO/en | https://www.universityadmissions.se/

Curriculum details: Program structure is available.

Additional Information: The program is eligible for SISS scholarship as per 2018 eligible programs list.

Stockholm University also offers following degrees in GIS.

Degree Title: Geographic Analysis and Visualization in GIS

Duration: 2 Years

Admission Information: https://sisu.it.su.se/search/info/GE8013/en

3) University of Gävle

The University of Gävle has approximately 17 000 students and more than 50 study programmes.

Degree Title: MS in Geospatial Information Science

Duration: 2 Years

Location: Gävle, Sweden.

Admission Information: http://www.hig.se/TAGSM_en

Curriculum details: Courses within the program are available here.

Additional Information: The program is eligible for SISS scholarship as per 2018 eligible programs list.

The university of Gävle also offers following 1-year degree.

Degree Title: MS Geomatics

Duration: 1 Year

Location: Gävle, Sweden.

Admission Information: http://www.hig.se/TAGEM_en

Curriculum details: Courses within the program are available here.

Additional Information: The program is eligible for SISS scholarship as per 2018 eligible programs list.

4) KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH is another top-ranked university in Sweden. KTH’s global reputation for excellence attracts students from all over the world.

MS programme in Transport and Geoinformation Technology combines two closely related aspects of the built environment: transport systems and geoinformation technologies.

QS Ranking 2018: Ranked at =98

Degree Title: MS programme in Transport and Geoinformation Technology

Duration: 2 Years

Department: School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Location: Stockholm (capital city), Sweden.

Admission Information: https://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/transport-and-geoinformation-technology

Curriculum details: Program structure is available.

5) Umeå University

Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden’s fifth oldest university. According to world universities ranking, it is among top 500 universities.

QS Ranking 2018: Ranked 338

Degree Title: Human Geography with specialization in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Duration: 1 Years

Location: Umeå, Sweden.

Admission Information: https://www.umu.se/en/education/master/masters-programme-in-human-geography-with-specialisation-in-geographical-information-systems-gis

Curriculum details: Program syllabus is available.

Additional Information: The program is eligible for SISS scholarship as per 2018 eligible programs list.

If you know any more programs that should be part of this list or spot any mistake in the information provided, please get in touch through commenting or contact page.

Hi, I am a professional Geoinformatics Engineer who has passion for knowing more and more about Geospatial technologies. My particular areas of interest are Spatial Databases, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Analytics. In addition, I am a strong proponent of free and open-source GIS, Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI), and open geo-data such as OSM.

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Muhammad Kamran

Hi, I am a professional Geoinformatics Engineer who has passion for knowing more and more about Geospatial technologies. My particular areas of interest are Spatial Databases, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Analytics. In addition, I am a strong proponent of free and open-source GIS, Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI), and open geo-data such as OSM.

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