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Professor R. B Singh attended International Science Council Scientific Committee Meeting at Xiamen, China

Professor R. B Singh attended International Science Council Scientific Committee Meeting on Urban Health and Wellbeing-A System Analysis Approach at Xiamen, China during November 8-9, 2019. Apart from discussing collaboration between ISC SC and IGU Urban Commission, Professor Singh interacted intensively on International Science Council Action Plan and IGU-ISC cooperation with International Science Council Science [...]

By |2019-11-15T10:26:48+00:00November 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Professor R. B Singh attended International Science Council Scientific Committee Meeting at Xiamen, China

IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu to receive the EGU Alexander von Humboldt medal in 2020

IGU Vice-President Bojie FU will be awarded the 2020 Alexander von Humboldt medal at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly in May.  This medal, named after Alexander von Humboldt, is awarded to scientists who have performed research in developing regions for the benefit of people and society, through which they have achieved exceptional international standing [...]

By |2019-10-23T07:33:08+00:00October 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu to receive the EGU Alexander von Humboldt medal in 2020

Nominations sought prestigious IGU Awards 2020

The International Geographical Union has two prestigious awards, viz. the Planet and Humanity Medal, and the Lauréat d’honneur.  The IGU Planet and Humanity Medal was created to honour individuals (not necessarily geographers) who have made outstanding contributions to environmental issues. The prize named the IGU Lauréat d’honneur was established to recognize individuals who have achieved particular distinction [...]

By |2019-10-22T15:42:44+00:00October 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Nominations sought prestigious IGU Awards 2020

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

2019 Blue Planet Prize awarded to two Geographers

The Asahi Glass Foundation is pleased to announce that the winners of the 28th annual Blue Planet Prize have been decided. After an intensive selection process, the 2019 Blue Planet Prize winners were announced today. The winners are Prof. Eric Lambin of Belgium, and Prof. Jared Diamond of United States of America. This year marks the [...]

By |2019-07-23T08:17:12+00:00July 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on 2019 Blue Planet Prize awarded to two Geographers

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