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IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu receives Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Geographical Society

IGU is delighted to announce that Vice-President Academician Bojie Fu has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Geographical Society.  For more information please see: http://More infomation can be found:https://www.rgs.org/geography/news/2020-medal-and-award-recipients-announced/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_content=Medals+and+Awards+2020

By |2020-05-20T08:34:23+00:00May 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu receives Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Geographical Society

Postponement of Istanbul Congress

2nd April 2020 Postponement of 34th IGC 2020 İstanbul Dear Colleagues Following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and its current trajectory, it has become clear that it will not be possible to hold the 34th International Geographical Congress in İstanbul in August this year as originally planned. Today, the Local Organising Committee and the [...]

By |2020-04-02T12:59:56+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Postponement of Istanbul Congress

Geographers in the fight against COVID-19

Geographers globally are harnessing their talents in the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. With one third of the world's population now in some form of lockdown, there are extraordinary efforts by geographers to understand the spatial and other characteristics of this deadly virus. A group of Chinese geographers, led by former IGU Vice-President Academician [...]

By |2020-04-01T06:08:27+00:00April 1st, 2020|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on Geographers in the fight against COVID-19

A systematic and collaborative approach is needed to contain COVID-19 globally

The outbreaks of novel coronaviruses (COVID-19) have become increasingly severe worldwide. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. On March 18, 2020, cases of COVID-19 have now been recorded in about 160 countries/territories/areas, spread across six continents, and the number of confirmed cases outside of China has [...]

By |2020-03-19T11:18:59+00:00March 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A systematic and collaborative approach is needed to contain COVID-19 globally

IGU President Himiyama on Covid-19

Dear Colleagues, As reported widely, coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading in China and in some other countries, and it may possibly even be poised to become a global pandemic. The virus not only endangers human life, but also seriously affects our life support systems, economic, social cultural and other activities unless effective measures are taken. [...]

By |2020-02-23T11:32:16+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on IGU President Himiyama on Covid-19

IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu to receive the EGU Alexander von Humboldt medal in 2020

IGU Vice-President Bojie FU will be awarded the 2020 Alexander von Humboldt medal at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly in May.  This medal, named after Alexander von Humboldt, is awarded to scientists who have performed research in developing regions for the benefit of people and society, through which they have achieved exceptional international standing [...]

By |2019-10-23T07:33:08+00:00October 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu to receive the EGU Alexander von Humboldt medal in 2020

Former IGU V-P, Academician QIN Dahe appointed as co-chair of the new EARTH COMMISSION

Earth Commission to Identify Risks, Guardrails, and Targets for the Planet Three of the world’s foremost scientists will co-chair a commission of leading international experts to identify risks and develop a coherent suite of scientific targets to protect Earth’s life support systems. Johan Rockström, Joyeeta Gupta, and Dahe Qin will co-chair the Earth Commission https://futureearth.org/2019/09/19/earth-commission/ [...]

By |2019-09-27T00:39:38+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Former IGU V-P, Academician QIN Dahe appointed as co-chair of the new EARTH COMMISSION

ENANPEGE: Brazilian Geographers meet in Sao Paulo

More than 3000 Geographers from all over Latin America gathered recently in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the XIII Annual Congress of ANPEGE (Associaçao Nacional de Pósgraduaçao e Pesquisa em Geografia) under the theme BRAZILIAN GEOGRAPHY IN THE WORLD SCIENCE: PRODUCTION, CIRCULATION AND APPROPRIATION OF KNOWLEDGE  IGU Vice-President Professor Rubén C. Lois-González (seen here fourth from [...]

By |2019-09-27T00:27:41+00:00September 27th, 2019|Meetings, News|Comments Off on ENANPEGE: Brazilian Geographers meet in Sao Paulo

2019 Blue Planet Prize awarded to two Geographers

The Asahi Glass Foundation is pleased to announce that the winners of the 28th annual Blue Planet Prize have been decided. After an intensive selection process, the 2019 Blue Planet Prize winners were announced today. The winners are Prof. Eric Lambin of Belgium, and Prof. Jared Diamond of United States of America. This year marks the [...]

By |2019-07-23T08:17:12+00:00July 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on 2019 Blue Planet Prize awarded to two Geographers

IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu elected as International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Academician, Dr Bojie Fu, Vice-President of International Geographical Union(IGU), was recently elected as an International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The announcement was conducted by Academy President David W. Oxtoby and Chair of the Board of Directors Nancy C. Andrews on 17thApril, 2019. Out of the 214 individuals elected to the [...]

By |2019-04-22T04:32:13+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu elected as International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences