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Associated professor, faculty of geo-information science and earth observation, University of Twente

Monika Kuffer is working as Associated Professor at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, University of Twente). Her main research interests are urban remote sensing, SDG monitoring, mapping deprived areas (e.g., slums), and analyzing urban form and dynamics with remote sensing and spatial statistics/metrics. She is co-chairing an international network on deprivation area mapping IDEAMAPS (, and is presently working on two research projects related to deprivation area mapping SLUMAP ( and ACCOUNT ( She received her PhD from the University of Twente (NL) and one MSc in Human Geographer (TU Munich) and a second MSc in Geographic Information Science (University of London).


  • –present
    Associated Professor , University of Twente


  • 2017 
    University of Twente, PhD