Head to the Groningen University course catalog to learn more about the courses you can study at RugOcasys course overview for MSc Spatial Sciences (research): Erasmus Mundus Islands and Sustainability
Staff at Groningen University involved in the ISLANDS programme
Prof. Dimitris Ballas
Prof. Ballas is the ISLANDS programme director and local coordinator, and Professor of Economic Geography in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at Groningen University. Prof. Ballas has published widely in the fields of social and economic geography, social and spatial inequalities, regional science and Geoinformatics in the Social Sciences.
Dr. Frans J. Sijtsma
Dr. Sijtsma teaches the courses Scientific Reading, Debating and Reflecting and Advanced Research Skills. He publishes and teaches subjects in economic geography, valuation of nature and landscape with special attention for islands, and evaluation of spatial plans and projects.
Prof. Louise Meijering
Prof. Meijering teaches the course Joint Multidisciplinary Research Project and is the Research Master coordinator at Groningen University. Prof. Meijering’s research focus includes place attachment, home-making, well-being, mobility, and health literacy.
Prof. Hinke Haisma
Prof. Haisma teaches the course Research Process and Proposal Writing. She is the head of the Department of Demography and leads the Population Research Centre at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. Prof. Haisma’s research focuses on the intricate connections between child nutrition, population health, and demographic dynamics.
Dr. Billie de Haas
Dr. de Haas teaches the course Joint Multidisciplinary Research Process. Her research focus includes sexuality education, reproductive autonomy, reproductive health and rights and qualitative research.
Dr. Bettina van Hoven
Dr. van Hoven teaches the course Research Process and Proposal Writing. She brings a wealth of experience in qualitative research, participatory and visual methodologies, and exploring dimensions of well-being and liveability.