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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

GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017

To view the information in Spanish, please click here. In 2017 the International Geographical Union (IGU-UGI) will organize two Thematic Conferences, instead of a large Regional : one about “Energy, Geography & Balanced Development” in Baku (Azerbaijan), and one about “Geographies for Peace” in La Paz (Bolivia). The Thematic Conference in La Paz will be [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:26+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other IGU Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017

IYGU Opening Ceremony online now

The International Year of Global Understanding is now completely underway! The Opening Ceremony was a great success and went very well. It was well attended and received, with participants traveling countries as far away and as diverse as from Australia, to Mali, India to the USA, and luckily enough all managed to arrive home safely. [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IYGU Opening Ceremony online now

Call for papers: URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD

C12-39: URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD 2016 IGU Urban Commission Meeting - Shanghai 15-21 August 2016 Co-organized by Urban Geography Commission IGU (IGU-C12-39), East China Normal University & Center of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, The University of Hong Kong, and Urban Geography Committee, Geographical Society of China (UGC-GSC) Conference venue: East China Normal [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Meetings|Comments Off on Call for papers: URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD

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

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

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

Important new information about the IGU/UGI November workshop: note important dates and contact details!

Colloque Gabon. L'Université Omar Bongo et l'UGI prévoient actuellement d'organiser un atelier international commun qui aura lieu à Libreville du 11 au 13 novembre 2014 et intitulé « L'insertion mondiale de l'Afrique. Une mise en perspective par les géographes africains » (le colloque sera suivi d'une excursion à Lambaréné et à Port-Gentil). L'intention est double [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:29+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Meetings, News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on Important new information about the IGU/UGI November workshop: note important dates and contact details!