US: Clark Labs at Clark University and UNIGIS International announced their continued partnership to provide students with access to GIS technology. UNIGIS offers postgraduate Geographic Information Science and Technology education via open and distance learning.
The UNIGIS network is built on the advanced expertise of specialist faculty at partner universities where each year more than 600 students are enrolled. Universities within the UNIGIS partnership offer the opportunity to graduate with an MSc in GIScience or postgraduate certificates/professional diplomas in GIS.
UNIGIS began as a collaborative between three Manchester area UK universities, together with the University of Salzburg and the Free University of Amsterdam in 1993. The partnership between UNIGIS and Clark Labs started soon after and included software procurement, research collaborations and educational initiatives.
The inclusion of the IDRISI GIS and Image Processing software has been critical for the UNIGIS programme as it provides powerful and easy-to-use visualization and analytical tools for satellite imagery–band combination, image enhancement, radiometric processing and image classification. The pedagogic materials offered by Clark Labs are useful resources for UNIGIS faculty, encouraging students to acquire and consolidate their analytical skills as they learn how to manipulate and read geospatial data.
Source: Clark Labs