Mission statement of the Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi), University of Münster

The mission of the Institute for Geoinformatics is …

  1. to conduct high-quality research in Geoinformatics and communicate it effectively to science and society,  e.g. via open access publications and open source software;
  2. to develop methods, tools and technologies for observing, analysing, modelling, understanding and communicating geospatial phenomena and processes;
  3. to graduate highly motivated, qualified, and proactive students with excellent career chances through a first class education;
  4. to empower all parts of society to solve key spatial or location-related problems at local, regional and global levels (including citizens, schools, disadvantaged groups and developing countries)
  5. to maintain a tolerant, cooperative and well-equipped working environment to inspire its diverse and international staff members and students so that they can realise their full potential
  6. to actively engage in cooperations with international, national and local partners from various disciplines and different parts of society