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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

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

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

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 to [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Nepal earthquake claims life of renowned physical geographer Matthias Kuhle

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 | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2015-01-13T07:06:42+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on EUROGEO CONFERENCE 2015: “Communicating Geography: serving our world” 21-22 May 2015

Evaluating UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme: an IGU contribution

UNESCO commissioned Past IGU Water Sustainability Commission Chair Emeritus Professor Tony Jones (UK) and Steering Committee member Professor Frank Winde (South Africa) to undertake an evaluation of the seventh phase of the IHP, which ran from 2008 to the end of 2013. The IHP has become a major force in improving water resources management globally, [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 November 9th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Evaluating UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme: an IGU contribution