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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

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

Latest IGU newsletter available – NS19 July 2016

Download the latest IGU newsletter today. Click here: NS19 July 2016. Don't forget to keep an eye on the news tab for the latest newsletters from the IGU, the IGU Commissions and other relevant organisations.

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Latest IGU newsletter available – NS19 July 2016

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

Mediterranean sustainability conference report

IGU COMB Annual 2016 Conference 'Mediterranean sustainability between climate change and human mobility' Report. Maria Paradiso, Chair of the IGU Commission on the Mediterranean Basin (COMB) reports. 'The annual COMB conference 'Mediterranean sustainability between climate change and human mobility' has just taken place in Antalya Turkey 1-4 June 2016. It was a very successful Conference [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 June 13th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Mediterranean sustainability conference report

Special issue of Arab World Geography: “Geo-Retirement”

Professor Ghazi-Walid Falah, who is Editor-in-Chief of the Arab World Geographer has kindly made available the latest special issue of the journal which contains some 21 essays and a number of commentaries. The essays are contributed by high profile retired Geographers and the special issue provides us with fascinating disciplinary insights into the life and [...]

By | 2016-05-06T07:10:46+00:00 May 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Special issue of Arab World Geography: “Geo-Retirement”

IGU Young and Early Career Task Force Seeks Contacts

The steering committee members of the Task Force on Young and Early Career Geographers, International Geographical Union (IGU) aims to develop a community of early career geographers who are able to support and learn from each other. The Task Force also aims to represent the interests of young and early career geographers at the IGU. [...]

By | 2016-04-08T13:54:01+00:00 April 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on IGU Young and Early Career Task Force Seeks Contacts