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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

New Joint IGU-IAG Commission/Working Group gets underway

In 2017, both the IGU and the International Association of Geomorphologists agreed to establish a joint Commission/Working Group to give effect to the Memorandum of Understanding that both organisations signed at the 33rd IGC in Beijing in August 2016.  The first meeting of the new body was held at the University of Vienna (ahead of [...]

By |2018-04-08T17:29:59+00:00April 8th, 2018|Meetings, News|Comments Off on New Joint IGU-IAG Commission/Working Group gets underway

UNESCO honours Geography and establishes the UNESCO Chair in Global Understanding for Sustainability

UNESCO honours the discipline of Geography with a Chair in Global Understanding for Sustainability. It will form part of worldwide network of over 700 UNESCO chairs to support the teaching and research goals of the world cultural organization. The social geographer Prof. Benno Werlen, will hold the chair at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). [...]

By |2018-03-24T07:50:30+00:00March 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on UNESCO honours Geography and establishes the UNESCO Chair in Global Understanding for Sustainability

Death of IGU stalwart Prof Christian Wichmann Matthiessen

The International Geographical Union regrets to announce the death of one of its most prominent colleagues, Professor Christian Wichmann Matthiessen, who passed away on Thursday 8 March 2018.  Professor Matthiessen was Danish delegate to the International Geographical Union (1998-2012), and member of the steering committee  - and subsequently Chair - of the IGU Commission on [...]

By |2018-03-24T07:45:32+00:00March 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Death of IGU stalwart Prof Christian Wichmann Matthiessen