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New partner for IGU: Open Source Geospatial Foundation

The IGU and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a collaborative relationship between the global community of Geography professionals and the Open Source Geospatial community. The goal of this agreement is to promote the distribution and use of open geo-data in research, teaching and applications, promote [...]

By | 2017-10-31T08:38:21+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on New partner for IGU: Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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

In memoriam: former IGU Vice-President Gutiérrez Vázquez

The International Geographical Union regrets to announce that former IGU Vice-President María Teresa Gutiérrez Vázquez died on 6 th September 2017. Professor Gutiérrez Vázquez was a full-time researcher and Professor at the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), of which she was its Director twice, from 1971 to 1977 and from 1983 to 1989. [...]

By | 2017-09-15T08:27:37+00:00 September 15th, 2017|News|Comments Off on In memoriam: former IGU Vice-President Gutiérrez Vázquez

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’

Nature paper points out the need to revitalize the countryside…

The latest issue of Nature argues that a rural revival is needed globally to counter urbanization.  The paper is co-authored by Professor Yansui Liu and Associate Professor Yuheng Li of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professors Liu and Li are respectively chair and secretary of the [...]

By | 2017-08-18T03:26:15+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on Nature paper points out the need to revitalize the countryside…

IGU mourns the loss of former President Anne Buttimer

The International Geographical Union regrets to announce the passing of two of its great servants.  Former President (and first female President) of the IGU, Professor Anne Buttimer, passed away last week - just a few days after the death of former IGU Vice-President Professor Masatoshi Yoshino (see below).  Professor Buttimer's obituary was compiled by her colleagues, [...]

By | 2017-07-19T09:51:58+00:00 July 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on IGU mourns the loss of former President Anne Buttimer

IGU announces new Commission on African Studies

At its recent Executive Committee meeting in Quebec, Canada, the IGU approved the establishment of a new Commission on African Studies.  The intention is to foster networking and develop teaching and research in all aspects of African geography.  Further information may be obtained from Dr Innocent Moyo on: minnoxa@yahoo.com Until now, Africa has been underrepresented in [...]

By | 2017-07-18T12:08:22+00:00 May 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on IGU announces new Commission on African Studies

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