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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

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

Job opportunity: Director of the School of Planning in the Faculty of Environment

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Director of the School of Planning in the Faculty of Environment, at the University of Waterloo. Located in southern Ontario, Waterloo Region is globally recognized for the high quality of life it offers, blending rural traditions with a dynamic high-tech knowledge sector, fueling a socio-economic and [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Job opportunity: Director of the School of Planning in the Faculty of Environment

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