During the last week of November UNIGIS Program directors have met at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to discuss future development of distance learning for geospatial professionals worldwide. Throughout the meeting various information and discussion sessions were held on topics of elearning, curriculum, new resources and educational materials as well as virtual exchange of students and marketing actions.
Dedicated to Dissemination, the first day of this annual meeting was concluded with a joint participation at the GEO|Design+BIM 2017 conference education panel and a meeting with industry partners. The UNIGIS International Association board of directors used this opportunity to announce the designation of UNIGIS Professor Honorarius to Prof Henk Scholten, VU Amsterdam. This distinction is awarded for faculty with an outstanding role on an international level within UNIGIS.
Reports of each UNIGIS Site were the starting point for discussions and sharing best practices on Saturday, finally important decisions and nominations have been made on Sunday.
Thanks to Bart Kusse and Niels van Manen for organizing this very nice and fruitful meeting!