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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 |abril 10th, 2018|Meetings, News|Comentarios desactivados en New Joint IGU-IAG Commission/Working Group gets underway

IGU at AAG 2017 Boston

IGU is well represented at the AAG Boston meeting.  Seen here (left to right) are Professor Ahmet Ertek (Chair of the Turkish National Committee of the IGU and of the 2020 IGU Congress in Istanbul, past IGU President, Professor Ron Abler, IGU Vice-President Professor Barbaros Gocencgil and current IGU President, Professor Yukio Himiyama

By |abril 6th, 2017|Meetings, News, Spanish|Comentarios desactivados en IGU at AAG 2017 Boston

ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’

IGU is a member of three major international councils - the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for the Humanities and Philosophical Sciences (CIPSH).  At an extraordinary General Assembly held in Oslo, Norway, on 24th October, both ICSU and ISSC delegates voted to pursue a full [...]

By |octubre 24th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other Events, Spanish|Comentarios desactivados en ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’

OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Report about the OURSUS activities and debates in Beijing; and Plan for the near future. On 18 August OURSUS Chair Ton Dietz and OURSUS secretary Qiu Li participated in the jury of the poster competition of the iGEO Olympiad and selected the best posters out of 45 country posters highlighting one or more sustainable city [...]

By |septiembre 9th, 2016|Meetings, Miscellaneous, News, Spanish|Comentarios desactivados en OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Carl Folke receives IGU Planet and Humanity Award

At the closing ceremony of the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Professor Carl Folke was awarded the IGU's most prestigious Planet and Humanity Medal.  Previous recipients have included Al Gore and Nelson Mandela.  Professor Carl Folke, of the University of Stockholm and the Beijer Institute, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has made an outstanding contribution [...]

By |agosto 30th, 2016|Meetings, News, Spanish|Comentarios desactivados en Carl Folke receives IGU Planet and Humanity Award

33rd International Geographical Congress Opening Ceremony

The 33rd IGU Congress opening ceremony, attended by some 5000 geographers from more than 100 countries got underway at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. The event was introduced by a charming performance of folk music by students of the Beijing College of Music. This was followed by introductory speeches welcoming the world of [...]

By |agosto 22nd, 2016|Meetings, News, Spanish|Comentarios desactivados en 33rd International Geographical Congress Opening Ceremony

Gearing up for the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

The IGU Executive Committee (see photograph) is meeting in Tianjin, some 120k south-east of Beijing, in preparation for the upcoming International Geographical Congress which kicks off on 22nd August at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing (see: http://www.igc2016.org).  The Congress, which will include a General Assembly during which a new IGU President and four IGU [...]

By |agosto 19th, 2016|Meetings, News, Spanish|Comentarios desactivados en Gearing up for the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China

Region-2014: Human Geographical Aspects

The Department for Social and Economic Geography and Regional Studies, the Faculty of Geology and Geography, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine) invites you to take part on 3-4 April 2014 at the scientific and practical conference for students, post-graduate students and young researches - Region-2014: human-geographical aspects and to publish your articles in the scientific journal JOURNAL OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY. For more information, download here and here. If [...]

By |julio 15th, 2016|Meetings, Other Events, Other Events, Spanish|Comentarios desactivados en Region-2014: Human Geographical Aspects