Geo-information and spatial planning is the application of information science to geography, geology and other geo-sciences. It deals with spatial information of any kind in terms of nature, classification, structure, etc.
It focuses on improving existing and developing new technologies that are used to collect, analyse, distribute, interpret, transform, visualize, etc. data about space of any sort. A big contribution to this field was brought by the development of informatics and the tools it provides for data manipulation. Informatics is an important component of the geo-information and spatial planning discipline and good knowledge and skills in this field are, if not necessary, at least a great advantage.
As space is becoming more and more scare, the issue of good special planning is delicate and highly specialised professionals are needed to analyse, develop and plan spatial strategies all over the world, for a sustainable development of the human society. Research Institutes, governmental agencies, public authorities and private consultancies are just a few of the potential employer of a graduate in the field of geo-information and spatial planning.
The challenges of sustainable urban development call for cross-cutting professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders and contribute to the adaptation of urban planning practice to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future.
Academic training with a focus on solving spatial problems in rural areas and urban fringes by using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Earth observation imagery (remote sensing).
Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Athropology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning offers a thorough grounding in urban and regional planning both to graduates wishing to enter the profession and to practising professionals wishing to upgrade their knowledge.
The MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design aims to train a new generation of experts and decision-makers to face the tremendous environmental, cultural and social challenges resulting from the rapid urbanisation and ongoing societal transformation currently taking place in the Middle East and North Africa.
Welcome to the International Program in Marine Geosciences at the University of Haifa, a one-year MSc program taught in English.
The programme focuses on the deliberate construction and reconstruction of the environment. It involves research, planning and design of landscape to create, maintain, protect and enhance places.
This unique MA is designed for students who wish to adopt a twin-tracked approach to the past by using both historical and archaeological evidence. The aim of the programme is to provide research training in preparation for further study for a PhD or for a career outside academia that requires research skills. A key focus of the MA is on the cities of the Roman Empire, especially the capital, Rome.
The GIMA programme does not solely cover the advanced use of GIS, but also management styles and the management of geoinformation and spatial data infrastructures in organisations. The GIMA programme does not solely cover the advanced use of GIS, but also management styles and the management of geoinformation and spatial data infrastructures in organisations.
This graduate certificate program, provides training and competency in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, global positioning system (GPS) and related technologies.
This programme challenges and stimulates students, who work in small groups on contemporary themes and learn to think critically about new developments. In this they receive personal supervision and a thorough training in methodology (how to conduct reliable comparative research).
The focus of this programme is on engineering solutions to transport issues, particularly how the design of systems determines the nature of how people and goods are transported. Students learn how to use engineering to meet the challenges of integrating different modes of transport and make travel safer, greener and more efficient. Students are first equipped with core technical skills in data collection, modelling, planning and engineering design. They then select from a range of options, all of which have practical applications.