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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 of […]

By |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 […]

By |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 […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IGU Regional Conference 2015

Latest IGU newsletter now available

The latest IGU Newsletter is now available to read or download.

Don’t forget to keep checking the newsletter page for the latest edition.

By |August 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Latest IGU newsletter now available

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 form […]

By |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 of the top 100 universities in the world
Where international collaboration […]

By |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 […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Nepal earthquake claims life of renowned physical geographer Matthias Kuhle

IGU Draft Strategy 2015-2022

At the most recent meeting of the IGU Executive Committee, which was held in Cape Town in December 2015, the draft IGU Strategy document was approved.  The strategy deals with the way forward for the International Geographical Union and highlights its tasks and priorities leading up to the IGU centennial General Assembly in 2022.

The […]

By |February 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on IGU Draft Strategy 2015-2022

La géographe Denise Pumain honorée du Trophée de la femme d’innovation

Les Trophées Femmes en Or récompensent tous les ans des personnalités féminines qui se sont illustrées dans différentes disciplines telles que l’Art, la musique, le sport, le monde de l’entreprise… Et l’innovation.

Elle est la spécialiste de la géographie urbaine. Denise Pumain, 68 ans, s’est vue honorée du Trophée de la femme d’innovation, à l’occasion […]

By |December 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on La géographe Denise Pumain honorée du Trophée de la femme d’innovation

EUROGEO CONFERENCE 2015: “Communicating Geography: serving our world” 21-22 May 2015

The 2015 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference will be organised in conjunction with and hosted by the Turkish Association of Geographers (TAG), in Ankara on 21-22 May 2015. An optional field excursion to Cappadocia will take place all day on 23 May 2015. – See more at: http://www.eurogeography.eu/2015-meeting-and-conference/#sthash.ypEA4G02.dpuf

Call for abstracts

We invite contributors from all areas of the […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on EUROGEO CONFERENCE 2015: “Communicating Geography: serving our world” 21-22 May 2015