International Study and Specialization Tracks

Copernicus Master in Digital Earth is an international multi-partner Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme. In addition to studying for the first academic year at Paris-Lodron University Salzburg and the second year at the selected specialization partner (University of South Brittany or Palacky University Olomouc), students are exposed to further experiences aimed at integrating the student body across partners as well as offering opportunities to connect with worldwide regional specifics through involvement with associated partners, in the form of internships, thesis mobility, and participation in short intensive programmes.

Courses & Specialization Tracks
The first academic year with a focus on Earth Observation and Geoinformatics, is completed at the Paris-Lodron University Salzburg, then students move on to the GeoData Science specialization track at the University of South Brittany or the GeoVisualization and Geocommunication specialization track at Palacky University Olomouc, in year 2.

Summer Schools & Conferences
Summer schools are an integrative part of the CDE study programme and a compulsory element of the curriculum. Poster and/or paper submission to conferences provide students a platform to interact with people and to receive feedback on the quality of their research

Internship
As part of the CDE programme, students must complete a compulsory internship (work placement) related to the programme. Students are particularly welcome to contact CDE associated partners with their internship applications: ESRI, GAF AG, Spatial Services GmBH, ESA Phi-Lab, LUCIAD NV (Hexagon Geospatial).

e-Portfolio
Throughout the programme a personal portfolio (‘e-Portfolio’) has to be maintained.