Capital Normal University Geospatial lnformation Science and Technology
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Capital Normal University (CNU) is a flagship university jointly sponsored by the Beijing Municipal Government and the Ministry of Education (MOE). Its outstanding academic education programs and research on Geography and applications in land subsidence, water security, GIS and RS has placed CNU on the top 10 list in the latest national discipline review of Geography.

In an effort to enhance our education programs, the College of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (CGIST) was founded with support from the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA) and the MOE in April, 2016. The College offers undergraduate, master, and PhD degrees in Geography and Geomatics. The mission of the college is to conduct high-quality education and research in geospatial information science and technologies. The College is to empower our graduates with a global vision in innovative approaches and to prepare them with critical thinking and future-ready skills in GIS and RS.

Curricula for undergraduates, master students and Ph.D. students have been carefully revised to offer u|pdated knowledge of GIS and RS in theories and practical skills with depth and breadth. Full spectrum of scholarships from Ministry of Education and the University are available for international students.


College of Geospatial Information Science and Technology, CNU

105 West Third Ring Road North, Beijing, 100048

Phone: +86-10-68903030



Faculty members together with private and public sectors have been advancing terrestrial- and aerial-based technologies for high precision and high resolution geospatial data acquisition, monitoring and modeling land subsidence and water security issues of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region. Our innovative outputs have been employed in international, regional and urban applications in an integrative geographic view.

Five cohesive research areas are:

(1) Integrated systems of high accurate geospatial data acquisition,

(2) Land subsidence and water security in BTH region,

(3) Eco-hydrology and environmental management,

(4) Regional responses to global change, and

(5) Regional planning and development.

Our team plays key roles in public organizations and international projects, including UNESCO, European Space Agency (ESA), International Water Association (IWA), National Commission for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and ESA-MOST “Dragon Cooperation Programme” project and many other

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