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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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on 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 | 2017-05-19T08:08:22+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Meetings, Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on 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 | 2017-05-19T08:08:22+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on 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 | 2016-08-22T01:29:00+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on 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 | 2016-08-19T09:21:54+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Gearing up for the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China