A new Master in Geoinformatics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano


Dear colleague

as you might know, Politecnico di Milano has started a new Master of Science in Geoinformatics Engineering: it is a two years program, it is the first one in Italy and is taught in English.

Nowadays, many B. Sc. graduates chose to continue their Master studies in a different University, sometimes in a different country. In case some of your former Bachelor students have this objective and are interested in Geoinformatics, please, be so kind as to mention also our study course to her / him. Regarding this, we are writing hereafter some additional information and attaching the detailed brochure to the email.
Please, feel free to forward this email to anyone who could be interested.

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding Technical Universities in Europe, and it is the largest School in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design in Italy.
Politecnico di Milano is confirmed the best University in Italy by the latest QS World University Ranking 2016. As for the last QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2015, it was ranked among the first 10 Technical Universities in Europe and among the top 25 Technical Universities in the world. Politecnico di Milano offers innovative study programs at all academic levels. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, Politecnico di Milano is attracting an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students, which now form a community of more than 5000 students coming from more than 100 nationalities.

Milano is a lively town that offers many extra-curricular activities: in particular, international students find a rich offer of cultural and sports proposals in Campus Leonardo, which is close to the city center.
Moreover, a very well organized network of University residences is available.

The M. Sc. in Geoinformatics Engineering is chaired by the Geomatics and Geodetic research group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The group, now counting 14 members (researchers and professors), was founded by Fernando Sansò, past president of the International Association of Geodesy, now Emeritus Professor. Present members are significantly involved in international researches and cooperation on GNSS positioning, meteorology, networks and reference frames, GIS and Earth Observation, Photogrammetry, Geostatistics, Physical and Satellite Geodesy. Many of them participate to international or national scientific boards, committees and networks like IAG, ISPRS, OSGeo and the UN-GGIM Academic network. The group also hosts Polimappers, a chapter of Youthmapper and is strongly involved in OpenStreetMap activities.

In general, students coming from a Bachelor in either Environmental / Geomatics or Computer Science Engineering are the best suited candidates for the M. Sc in Geoinformatics Engineering, but also students coming from other technical Bachelors can apply for admission. In order to select the best candidates and to guarantee the study quality, a limited number of 50 students per year is fixed. The chair of the M. Sc. is Prof. Ludovico Biagi, who can be contacted at the email address ludovico.biagi@polimi.it  for more details.

Thanks in advance and sorry for any cross-posting.

Kind regards

Ludovico Biagi & Maria Brovelli