This September saw the 21st intake of students to the programmes run by UNIGIS UK at the Universities of Manchester Metropolitan and Salford. The start of the new UNIGIS academic year also coincided with the introduction of UNIGIS UK’s brand new Master programmes for 2011/12. The three new programmes being
· MSc in Geographical Information Systems - which provides a broad grounding in the major aspects of contemporary GIS
· MSc in Applied GIS - which focuses on the applications of GIS and Geographical Information
· MSc in Geographical Information Technologies - which provides the opportunity to look at the technologies underpinning GI solutions
September also saw other exciting developments at UNIGIS UK. A new website for both students and the public was unveiled. However, perhaps the most exciting development has been the rolling out of a new virtual learning platform through which the programmes in the UK will be taught.
UNIGIS UK intends to hold a number of events over the coming year to celebrate its 21st year and the 21st year of the UNIGIS concept.