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Geographical information system

Welcome to the course Geographic Information Systems, where we will delve into analysis of geographic information and creating effective maps! My name is Lina Polvi Sjöberg and I am the course coordinator and the main instructor on the course. On this page you will find important and useful information for the course, so please read it carefully. This course will be held in English. If you have any questions, please contact me at lina.polvi@umu.se. I look forward to meeting you in November!

How to start

  • 1. Reply to your offer

    You have been admitted, but in order to keep your place (seat), you must reply to the Notification of Selection results at Universityadmissions.se by 26 July 2019.

    Support for students with disabilities

    If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.

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  • 2. Register on the course

    When you have replied to the Notification of Selection you need to register for the course in the Student web. Online registration is open between October 25 - November 8. It is important that you sign in to the Student web and register during this time period.

    Manual for self registration

    If you are unable to attend the course we would be most grateful if you could notify universityadmissions.se. There are many students who have applied for the course, so if you are accepted and decide not to take the course, it would be appreciated if you could send an e-mail to lina.polvi@umu.se before the course starts. 

    In order to access the central IT systems (Student web, Cambro) at Umeå University you need a user account. Please find more information about how you receive a user account under "New at Umeå University".

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  • 3. Course start

    Friday, November 1st

    Time: 10:00

    Location: NC250, Nature Science building

    Schedule is published here no later than 30 days before the start of the course

    The course starts with an introduction to the course, as well as a lecture on GIS basics, on Friday, November 1st (the entire schedule will be available one month before the course start). If for any reason you cannot attend the introduction (first lecture at 10.00), you must inform me in advance at lina.polvi@umu.se; otherwise you will lose your spot in the course. There are many students who have applied for the course, so if you are accepted and decide not to take the course, it would be appreciated if you could notify me by e-mail before the course starts. 

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  • Recommended arrival times

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    If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.

    Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.

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  • Orientation

    Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins before the start of each term.

    More about the Orientation this term.

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    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the term start.

    I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)

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    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card, with a cashless payment system

    About one week after you have activated your user account, you will receive an e-mail about how to apply for the UmU card. It will be send to your student e-mail account (xxx@student.umu.se), so remember to test logging in to confirm that it works.

    How the UmU card functions

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  • Welcome fair

    Save the date!

    Are you starting at Umeå University in autumn 2019? Keep track of what the University and Umeå has to offer you as a new student. Attend our Welcome Fair on September 5th!

    Welcome Fair autumn 2019

     

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    • Umeå Student Union
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    • Umeå Medical Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

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    Student life begins here

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