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Prof. Benno Werlen appointed as fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS)

Prof. Benno Werlen, chair of the IGU commission on global understanding and the German National Committee, was recently appointed as Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), whose members are mandated by the Academy's founders to explore “the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge.” Under the motto “Leadership in thought that [...]

By |2020-08-03T09:00:48+00:00July 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Prof. Benno Werlen appointed as fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS)

IGU Lauréats d’honneur for the year 2020 announced

IGU is delighted to announce that the IGU Lauréats d’honneur for the year 2020 conferred upon Professor Joos Drooglever-Fortuyn and Professor Yoshitaka Ishikawa. Professor Joos Drooglever-Fortuyn has been a leading international scholar in European gender geography for many decades. Her institutional and intellectual contribution has been immense. Joos has served the IGU Gender Commission since [...]

By |2020-06-30T06:50:53+00:00June 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on IGU Lauréats d’honneur for the year 2020 announced

IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu receives Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Geographical Society

IGU is delighted to announce that Vice-President Academician Bojie Fu has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Geographical Society.  For more information please see: http://More infomation can be found:https://www.rgs.org/geography/news/2020-medal-and-award-recipients-announced/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_content=Medals+and+Awards+2020

By |2020-05-20T08:34:23+00:00May 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu receives Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Geographical Society

IGU Elections/Bid Information

Dear IGU National Committee, Due to the postponement of the 2020 Istanbul Congress and General Assembly, I am writing to you in connection with two important matters that need to be resolved by e-ballot, viz. i) election of IGU President and four Vice-Presidents for the period 2020-2024, and ii) selection of the location for the [...]

By |2020-05-03T06:00:31+00:00May 3rd, 2020|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on IGU Elections/Bid Information

Publication: Invitation for publication through Book Series

Invitation for publication through Book Series 1. Springer Series-Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences-Series Ed: IGU Secretary General-R.B.Singh, ISSN: 2198-3542:Link:https://www.springer.com/series/13113 2. Elgar Series-The International Geographical Union Series on Contemporary Geographies- Series Ed: Iain Hay, Flinders University, Australia and Michael Meadows, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Link: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/book-series/environment/the-international-geographical-union-series-on-contemporary-geographies.html 3. Springer Series-Sustainable Development Goals- Series Ed: [...]

By |2020-04-21T04:03:19+00:00April 20th, 2020|Publication|Comments Off on Publication: Invitation for publication through Book Series

Postponement of Istanbul Congress

2nd April 2020 Postponement of 34th IGC 2020 İstanbul Dear Colleagues Following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and its current trajectory, it has become clear that it will not be possible to hold the 34th International Geographical Congress in İstanbul in August this year as originally planned. Today, the Local Organising Committee and the [...]

By |2020-04-02T12:59:56+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Postponement of Istanbul Congress

Geographers in the fight against COVID-19

Geographers globally are harnessing their talents in the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. With one third of the world's population now in some form of lockdown, there are extraordinary efforts by geographers to understand the spatial and other characteristics of this deadly virus. A group of Chinese geographers, led by former IGU Vice-President Academician [...]

By |2020-04-01T06:08:27+00:00April 1st, 2020|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on Geographers in the fight against COVID-19

A systematic and collaborative approach is needed to contain COVID-19 globally

The outbreaks of novel coronaviruses (COVID-19) have become increasingly severe worldwide. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. On March 18, 2020, cases of COVID-19 have now been recorded in about 160 countries/territories/areas, spread across six continents, and the number of confirmed cases outside of China has [...]

By |2020-03-19T11:18:59+00:00March 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A systematic and collaborative approach is needed to contain COVID-19 globally

La Nuit de la Géographie / The Night of Geography / La Noche de la Geografía

En 2017, el Comité Nacional Francés de Geografía inició la primera «Noche de Geografía» en París y en una docena de ciudades francesas. En 2018, las iniciativas, con el apoyo de EUGEO, alcanzan una escala europea. Los dos eventos tuvieron mucho éxito, con una gran diversidad de público y organizadores. La Noche de la Geografía [...]

By |2020-01-28T08:12:11+00:00January 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on La Nuit de la Géographie / The Night of Geography / La Noche de la Geografía

New IGU peer-reviewed journal for Geographers

Geography and Sustainability’ (published by Elsevier) will be the official publication of the IGU commission on Geography for Future Earth. Academician and IGU Vice-President Prof. Bojie Fu is the editor-in-chief. For detailed format guidance, please visit http://igu-gfe.org/author-guidance-forgeography-and-sustainability/

By |2019-12-12T05:12:58+00:00December 12th, 2019|News|Comments Off on New IGU peer-reviewed journal for Geographers