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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

Increasing IGU visibility in Oman and the United Arab Emirates

IGU's overall objective is to be a truly global organisation. According to its strategy document 2015 to 2022, one of the current Executive Committee's goals is to achieve increased involvement of new country members and the improvement of cooperation with geographers in particular from Africa, Latin America and other regions not yet fully participating in [...]

By | 2015-08-31T15:01:40+00:00 August 31st, 2015|News|Comments Off on Increasing IGU visibility in Oman and the United Arab Emirates

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

Nominations sought for prestigious IGU Awards

IGU Planet and Humanity Medal The IGU Planet and Humanity Medal was created to honour individuals (not necessarily geographers) who have made outstanding contributions to environmental issues. Nominations for the award of The IGU Planet and Humanity Medal in 2016, to be announced and presented at the 2016 IGU Congress, must be made on the [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 June 19th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Nominations sought for prestigious IGU Awards

Job opportunity – Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor - Centre for Geography and Environmental Science Job No. 535404 Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Arts, School of Social Sciences Location: Clayton campus Employment Type: Full-time Duration: Continuing appointment Remuneration: $123,787 - $142,735 pa Level C / $149,054 - $164,205 pa Level D / $192,001 pa Level E (includes 17% employer superannuation) Achieve at one [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 June 19th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Job opportunity – Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor

Nepal earthquake claims life of renowned physical geographer Matthias Kuhle

Among the more than 6000 now known to have perished in the Nepal earthquake was Professor Matthias Kuhle, the world renowned glacial geomorphologist from the University of Göttingen.  Kuhle was accompanying a party of students on a field excursion at the time of his death. The students themselves were unharmed but traumatised and have returned to [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Nepal earthquake claims life of renowned physical geographer Matthias Kuhle