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IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu elected as International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Academician, Dr Bojie Fu, Vice-President of International Geographical Union(IGU), was recently elected as an International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The announcement was conducted by Academy President David W. Oxtoby and Chair of the Board of Directors Nancy C. Andrews on 17thApril, 2019. Out of the 214 individuals elected to the [...]

By |2019-04-22T04:32:13+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu elected as International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The passing of a great geographer: former IGU President Bruno Messerli

The IGU records, with great sadness, the passing of one of its former Presidents, Professor Bruno Messerli, who died on February 4th 2019 following a brave battle with illness.  Secretary-General RB Singh has compiled an appropriately emotional personal tribute, which is copied below and which captures the essence of one of the IGU's most distinguished [...]

By |2019-02-11T14:01:19+00:00February 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The passing of a great geographer: former IGU President Bruno Messerli

Final reports – IGU-CAG Regional Conference and iGEO

Final reports of both the IGU-CAG Regional Conference and iGEO held in Quebec, Canada, in August 2018, are now available. Download here: IGU-CAG Regional Conference iGEO

By |2019-01-25T11:19:17+00:00January 25th, 2019|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on Final reports – IGU-CAG Regional Conference and iGEO

Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future

The Australian Decadal Plan for Geographical Sciences was launched in Sydney on 22nd November 2018. The plan, entitled: Geography: Shaping Australia’s future was prepared by the National Committee for Geographical Sciences and presents the state of play of geography as a discipline in Australia. It provides a unified vision for Australian geography over the next [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:25:46+00:00November 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future

IGU Commission Geography of Governance – Annual Conference

International Conference Local and Urban Governance: Trends, Challenges and Innovations in a Globalizing World International Geographical Union Commission on Geography of Governance 4 - 7 September 2019 Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde The International Conference on Local and Urban Governance: trends, challenges and innovations in a globalizing world, convened by the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on [...]

By |2018-10-24T17:54:14+00:00October 24th, 2018|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on IGU Commission Geography of Governance – Annual Conference

The second IGU-AGLE commission conference held in Sweden

The Second International Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering (AGLE) was held in Jönköping, Sweden, October 17-19, 2018. Scholars from Sweden, China, France, Holland, UK and Australia gathered and shared with their studies in the fields of sustainable rural development and land use. The conference “Policy, research [...]

By |2018-10-24T17:46:27+00:00October 24th, 2018|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on The second IGU-AGLE commission conference held in Sweden

Two University of Chile academics win top Geography award

On 2 October, the Chilean Society of Geographical Sciences (SOCHIGEO) awarded two academics from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism - Enrique Aliste Almuna, director of the Department of Geography, and Professor Belisario Andrade Johnson. Read more here.

By |2018-10-11T17:10:31+00:00October 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Two University of Chile academics win top Geography award

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

Geographers elected to the Governing Board of the International Science Council

Two well-known Geographers have been elected to the Governing Board of the newly established International Science Council.  Professor Ruth Fincher (University of Melbourne) and Anna Davis (Trinity College Dublin) will both join the board as Ordinary Members. In a historic meeting, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) merged [...]

By |2018-07-06T07:16:07+00:00July 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Geographers elected to the Governing Board of the International Science Council