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Gearing up for the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

The IGU Executive Committee (see photograph) is meeting in Tianjin, some 120k south-east of Beijing, in preparation for the upcoming International Geographical Congress which kicks off on 22nd August at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing (see: http://www.igc2016.org).  The Congress, which will include a General Assembly during which a new IGU President and four IGU [...]

By | 2016-08-19T09:21:54+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Gearing up for the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017

To view the information in Spanish, please click here. In 2017 the International Geographical Union (IGU-UGI) will organize two Thematic Conferences, instead of a large Regional : one about “Energy, Geography & Balanced Development” in Baku (Azerbaijan), and one about “Geographies for Peace” in La Paz (Bolivia). The Thematic Conference in La Paz will be [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:26+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other IGU Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017

IYGU Opening Ceremony online now

The International Year of Global Understanding is now completely underway! The Opening Ceremony was a great success and went very well. It was well attended and received, with participants traveling countries as far away and as diverse as from Australia, to Mali, India to the USA, and luckily enough all managed to arrive home safely. [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IYGU Opening Ceremony online now

Call for papers: URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD

C12-39: URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD 2016 IGU Urban Commission Meeting - Shanghai 15-21 August 2016 Co-organized by Urban Geography Commission IGU (IGU-C12-39), East China Normal University & Center of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, The University of Hong Kong, and Urban Geography Committee, Geographical Society of China (UGC-GSC) Conference venue: East China Normal [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Meetings|Comments Off on Call for papers: URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD

International Year of Global Understanding 2016 Launch

Everyday Life in Global Context The increasingly noticeable global consequences of local action call attention to the fact, that changing the world is everyone’s business. Taking action on global issues locally involves an understanding of the manifold ways in which the local and the global are intertwined. This is the central idea of the 2016 [...]

By | 2016-01-28T05:27:22+00:00 January 28th, 2016|News|Comments Off on International Year of Global Understanding 2016 Launch

WELCOME TO 2016: THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING

Welcome to 2016, which has been declared the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU).  For more information visit: http://www.global-understanding.de  This is an IGU initiative led by Professor Benno Werlen at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena. What are the key elements of IYGU? Linking the global and the local Everyday actions matter for global climate change. Everyday decisions [...]

By | 2015-12-31T09:32:48+00:00 December 31st, 2015|News|Comments Off on WELCOME TO 2016: THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING

Geographer Matthieu Giroud a victim in the Paris attacks

Our sincere condolences go to the family and friends of Matthieu Giroud, our Parisian colleague, who was one of the victims of the Bataclan attack last Friday. Matthieu Giroud was a young urban geographer (39 years old), assistant professor in Paris-East University and member of the team of comparative Studies of powers. He was very [...]

By | 2015-11-16T18:03:27+00:00 November 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Geographer Matthieu Giroud a victim in the Paris attacks

33rd IGU Congress Beijing: MOU signed

Professor Zhang Gouyou, Executive Director of the Geographical Society of China and IGU Secretary-General and Treasurer, Mike Meadows, recently signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the 33rd International Geographical Union Congress to be held in Beijing from 21st to 25th August 2016. More than 200 scientific sessions have already been proposed, along with special symposia, workshops, exhibits, keynote [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Meetings, News|Comments Off on 33rd IGU Congress Beijing: MOU signed

2016 proclaimed as the International Year of Global Understanding

2016 to be the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) “Building bridges between global thinking and local action” The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) jointly announced today that 2016 would be the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU). The aim [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 September 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on 2016 proclaimed as the International Year of Global Understanding

IGU Regional Conference 2015

The IGU Regional Conference, hosted by the Russian Geographical Society and being held at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (pictured) is underway.  Delegates from all over the world have descended on the campus for regular programme of scientific papers, in addition to which there are eight thematic lectures, eight keynote addresses, special days for schoolteachers, a youth programme, [...]

By | 2015-08-18T13:52:05+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IGU Regional Conference 2015