In 1998, SEAMEO BIOTROP in cooperation with Bogor Agricultural University has established the International Post Graduate Study Programme in Information Technology for Natural Resources Management (MSc in IT for NRM). The students come from Indonesia and other SEAMEO member countries.
This study programme integrates GIS, Remote Sensing, Simulation Modeling and Decision Support System for planning and maintaining natural resources. The Academic activities are conducted at SEAMEO BIOTROP Campus.
Dr. Handoko is the founder of MIT for NRM in 1998 and acted as Program Coordinator during the period of 1998 to 2003. In May 2003, Dr. Tania June was appointed as the MIT Program Coordinator. Dr. Tania June resigned from SEAMEO BIOTROP starting May 1, 2008. She is replaced by Dr. Hartrisari H.
This two-year study program is divided into 4 (four) semesters. The first three semesters are dedicated to lectures and applied laboratory works, while the fourth semester is devoted to conducting a special project or research and thesis writing. Odd semesters are from September to January while even semesters are from February to June.
For information about this Study Program, please visit MSc in IT for NRM Website (mit.biotrop.org)