Promotion of International Collaborative Education Programs

Our Mission

ISPRS Working group V/2 aims to promote and develop cross-border educational services, knowledge dissemination and know how sharing.


To achieve this goal, the WG will

  • promote the inventory & evaluation of potential joint National, Regional and International educational programs (JEPs);
  • develop core curricula & educational modules, and highlight best practices for joint education programs;
  • define what are Local, National and Regional stakeholders seem to find best to their interest for cooperation;
  • continue its effort on nurturing the young generation by organizing student-specific events and other actions that integrate youth into ISPRS more effectively;
  • disseminate new educational theories, methodologies and advanced technologies through new curricula designed by the Commission;
  • deal with the needs of students and professionals (engineers, technicians etc.) that crave for some updates on new and modern up-to-date systems and processing techniques.


WG V/2 disseminates educational content, develops novel educational components of training and education in photogrammetry and remote sensing, organizes joint workshops, symposium and prepares recommendations.

Working Group Officers


Maria Grazia DMaria Grazia D'Urso
University of Bergamo, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DISA)
Viale G.Marconi, 5
24044 Dalmine (BG)
+39 035 2052024
+39 035 2052095



Valentyn Tolpekin, Co-ChairValentyn Tolpekin
University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE Enschede
31 534874355



Ekaterina Makhina, SecretaryEkaterina Makhina
Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
Faculty of Applied Astronautics and Photogrammetry
+7 915 139 6706
+7 499 261 9081



Regional Coordinator
Giannina Sanna, Regional CoordinatorGiannina Sanna
University of Cagliari
Facolta' di Ingegneria
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Piazza D'Armi
09123 Cagliari


Regional Coordinator
Rao Divi , Regional CoordinatorRao Divi
Department of Earth & Environmental Science
Faculty of Science
Kuwait University
Kuwait - 13060
+965 24985952


Terms of Reference

  • Further support of existing ISPRS initiated projects collaborative education programs in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information, Mapping at Universities;
  • Support, promote, stimulate and initiate international collaborative education programs dissemination efforts such as: seminars, tutorials, workshops, symposia, e-bulletins and other mechanisms & tools, in various levels aimed at: Researchers, PhD, MA, Undergraduate, Engineers, Technicians and other professionals;
  • Cooperate with other working groups within Commission V and other ISPRS commissions, on how to synchronize the efforts and how to cooperate in launching seminars and workshops;
  • Initiate and support: e-learning and remote teaching activities; development and integration of high-tech elements and tools in teaching and training;
  • Cooperating with other Geo-societies on issues of: common themes and goals; mobilizing lecturers; adopting efficient ways for planning and running the seminars; and how to share and cut expenses;
  • Cooperate with regional universities, organizations, and societies in order to stimulate them to cooperate, provide facilities, share local know how and offer a base for future further cooperation;
  • Search for universities and individuals that will reiterate the WG Seminars and collaborative education programs dissemination in other regions;
  • Dissemination of methodical recommendations, management of educational seminars and summer schools for the sharing of knowledge and experience of young professionals in the fields related to geo-sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information etc.);
  • Dissemination of innovative courses and techniques for writing Master and PhD's thesis proposal, and academic writing;
  • Dissemination of innovative educational courses on teaching and aimed at young university teachers working in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information.

WG V/2








The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy.

Our Contact

Leibniz University Hannover
Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover