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IGU mourns the loss of former President Anne Buttimer

The International Geographical Union regrets to announce the passing of two of its great servants.  Former President (and first female President) of the IGU, Professor Anne Buttimer, passed away last week - just a few days after the death of former IGU Vice-President Professor Masatoshi Yoshino (see below).  Professor Buttimer's obituary was compiled by her colleagues, [...]

By | 2017-07-19T09:51:58+00:00 July 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on IGU mourns the loss of former President Anne Buttimer

IGU announces new Commission on African Studies

At its recent Executive Committee meeting in Quebec, Canada, the IGU approved the establishment of a new Commission on African Studies.  The intention is to foster networking and develop teaching and research in all aspects of African geography.  Further information may be obtained from Dr Innocent Moyo on: minnoxa@yahoo.com Until now, Africa has been underrepresented in [...]

By | 2017-07-18T12:08:22+00:00 May 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on IGU announces new Commission on African Studies

IGU at AAG 2017 Boston

IGU is well represented at the AAG Boston meeting.  Seen here (left to right) are Professor Ahmet Ertek (Chair of the Turkish National Committee of the IGU and of the 2020 IGU Congress in Istanbul, past IGU President, Professor Ron Abler, IGU Vice-President Professor Barbaros Gocencgil and current IGU President, Professor Yukio Himiyama

By | 2017-04-06T15:12:52+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IGU at AAG 2017 Boston

International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

Joining many national and international organizations, the International Council for Science (ICSU) - an organisation of which the IGU is a full member Union- calls on the government of the United States of America to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which is effectively banning entry [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:22+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’

IGU is a member of three major international councils - the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for the Humanities and Philosophical Sciences (CIPSH).  At an extraordinary General Assembly held in Oslo, Norway, on 24th October, both ICSU and ISSC delegates voted to pursue a full [...]

By | 2016-11-23T06:22:57+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’

La Paz Conference – call for papers

GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ 2017 IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017 La Paz - Bolivia Call for papers: click here to download the list of session proposals PRESENTATION OF ABSTRACTS Abstracts, in Castilian or English, should be written on a blank page, which should only contain the following elements: Name Institutional [...]

By | 2016-10-16T20:28:29+00:00 October 16th, 2016|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on La Paz Conference – call for papers

OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Report about the OURSUS activities and debates in Beijing; and Plan for the near future. On 18 August OURSUS Chair Ton Dietz and OURSUS secretary Qiu Li participated in the jury of the poster competition of the iGEO Olympiad and selected the best posters out of 45 country posters highlighting one or more sustainable city [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:22+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Meetings, Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Professor Yukio Himiyama is new IGU President

The International Geographical Union (IGU) recently convened in Beijing for its 33rd International Geographical Congress. In accordance with IGU Statutes, we hold a General Assembly as part of Congress proceedings to elect, inter alia, the leadership of the organization. As a result of a ballot held at the Beijing General Assembly, Professor Yukio Himiyama, Hokkaido [...]

By | 2016-08-30T04:17:07+00:00 August 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Professor Yukio Himiyama is new IGU President

Carl Folke receives IGU Planet and Humanity Award

At the closing ceremony of the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Professor Carl Folke was awarded the IGU's most prestigious Planet and Humanity Medal.  Previous recipients have included Al Gore and Nelson Mandela.  Professor Carl Folke, of the University of Stockholm and the Beijer Institute, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has made an outstanding contribution [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:22+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Carl Folke receives IGU Planet and Humanity Award

33rd International Geographical Congress Opening Ceremony

The 33rd IGU Congress opening ceremony, attended by some 5000 geographers from more than 100 countries got underway at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. The event was introduced by a charming performance of folk music by students of the Beijing College of Music. This was followed by introductory speeches welcoming the world of [...]

By | 2016-08-22T01:29:00+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on 33rd International Geographical Congress Opening Ceremony