Meetings

Home/Meetings

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

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

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

International Science Council: a new global voice for Science

On Thursday 26th October, the joint meeting of the International Social Science Council and the International Council for Science at a joint meeting in Taipei, took the momentous decision to merge into a single dynamic organisation to take science forward in an evolving global context.   A merger of the International Council for Science (ICSU) [...]

By |2017-10-27T02:14:39+00:00October 27th, 2017|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on International Science Council: a new global voice for Science

IGU at the ICSU-ISSC joint meeting

IGU President Yukio Himiyama and Secretary-General Mike Meadows represent the IGU at the General Assemblies of the International Science Council and the International Social Science Council held in Taipei from 21st to 26th October 2018.  The main item of discussion is the proposed merger between ICSU and ISSC which, since IGU is a member of [...]

By |2017-10-23T08:41:37+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IGU at the ICSU-ISSC joint meeting

ICHST Rio 2017 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Along the lines of the general theme of the 25th International Congress on the History of Science and Technology (ICHST), hold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 23 to 29 July 2017 http://www.ichst2017.sbhc.org.br/, the IGU & IUHPST Commission on the History of Geography organised two symposia, both attended by many participants: “Critical, radical and postcolonial [...]

By |2017-09-04T07:39:18+00:00September 4th, 2017|Meetings, News|Comments Off on ICHST Rio 2017 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Inaugural Conference of IGU Commission, Yulin, calls for ‘Global Rural Plan’

The IGU Commission on Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering, chaired by Professor Yansui Liu of the Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has called for the establishment of a Global Rural Plan.  The conference, which is hosted by the University of Yulin, Shaanxi Province, is attended by [...]

By |2017-08-27T22:35:39+00:00August 27th, 2017|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Inaugural Conference of IGU Commission, Yulin, calls for ‘Global Rural Plan’

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 |2017-04-06T15:12:52+00:00April 6th, 2017|Meetings, News|Comments Off on 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 |2016-11-23T06:22:57+00:00October 24th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’