The HES-GEO programme is open also for master’s students. Read the recent experience of Rafal Madej, who took part in (not only) intensive GIS training at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

At the end of June, the HES-GEO teams went to the Humboldt University of Berlin for training in GIS methodologies. The agenda included a participatory approach to spatial and communications management, habitat modelling, and multicriteria analysis with index development.

“The ways how we learned about environmental research, as well as social research, will influence the results of HES-GEO’s studies. In my case, these workshops were beneficial in terms of Culture Ecosystem Services research. I am sure that we will use the acquired knowledge and skills to better prepare for conducting surveys and extracting results from the PPGIS survey,” comments Rafal.

It is not only the methodology as such

“But more importantly, the training series in Salzburg, Leuven, or now in Berlin introduced me to science from a different point of view. I now know what to pay attention to in various disciplines. For example, when writing an article, how to approach coding, and how often it is easy to use coding to extract key information needed for my research,” adds Rafal to his overview.

“Furthermore, we had the opportunity to be in new places and see various challenges they face. The saying goes that nothing educates like travel, and I think that all workshop participants can confirm this sentence.”

Rafal Madej is an active member of the HES-GEO project. He is interested in urban planning and further broadening his skills in the team that focuses on Cultural Ecosystem Services.