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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

The passing of a great geographer: former IGU President Bruno Messerli

The IGU records, with great sadness, the passing of one of its former Presidents, Professor Bruno Messerli, who died on February 4th 2019 following a brave battle with illness.  Secretary-General RB Singh has compiled an appropriately emotional personal tribute, which is copied below and which captures the essence of one of the IGU's most distinguished [...]

By |2019-02-11T14:01:19+00:00February 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The passing of a great geographer: former IGU President Bruno Messerli

IGU awards four Lauréats d’Honneur at Quebec Conference

The International Geographical Union conferred four Lauréat d'Honneur awards at the closing ceremony of the Quebec Regional Conference.  Seen here are Professors Atsuyuki Okabe (Japan) and Ron Abler (USA), who were able to receive their certificates on the stage, while Professors Richard Le Heron and Robyn Longhurst (both from New Zealand) received theirs in absentio.  The [...]

By |2018-08-16T04:31:35+00:00August 16th, 2018|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IGU awards four Lauréats d’Honneur at Quebec Conference

IGU-CAG Regional Meeting in Quebec

The International Geographical Union- Canadian Association of Geographers Regional Meeting in Quebec has attracted 1500 delegates from all over the world.  The opening ceremony on 6th August included the gold medal ceremony of the iGeo.  More than 270 papers sessions and may other events at the Quebec International Congress centre attest to the diversity and [...]

By |2018-08-09T12:24:06+00:00August 9th, 2018|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IGU-CAG Regional Meeting in Quebec

Geographers elected to the Governing Board of the International Science Council

Two well-known Geographers have been elected to the Governing Board of the newly established International Science Council.  Professor Ruth Fincher (University of Melbourne) and Anna Davis (Trinity College Dublin) will both join the board as Ordinary Members. In a historic meeting, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) merged [...]

By |2018-07-06T07:16:07+00:00July 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Geographers elected to the Governing Board of the International Science Council

Obituary: Eliezer Batista

Eliezer Batista, patron of the International Year of Global Understanding, passed away on June 18 at the Samaritano Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. From the very beginning of the IYGU process, Eliezer Batista was a very supportive patron of the International Year, especially in the Latin American context, but also beyond. Besides serving several Brazilian [...]

By |2018-06-24T17:26:12+00:00June 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Obituary: Eliezer Batista