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Three new IGU Vice-Presidents

The close of the Krakow conference last week saw three IGU Vice-Presidents step down after six years of loyal service.  Professors Giuliano Bellezza and Aharon Kellerman and Academician Qin Dahe said farewell to the IGU Executive Committee.  Professor Yukio Himiyama was re-elected for the period 2014-18, as was incumbent Secretary-General and Treasure, Mike Meadows.  The [...]

By |2014-08-26T14:11:33+00:00August 26th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Three new IGU Vice-Presidents

Executive Committee 2018-20

President Emeritus Professor Yukio Himiyama Hokkaido University of Education Asahikawa 070-0831, Japan Phone: +81 (0)166 53 2322 Fax: +81 (0)166 53 2322 Email: Secretary General and Treasurer Professor RB Singh University of Delhi, Department of Geography Delhi School of Economics Delhi-110007 India Phone: +91 11 [...]

By |2018-08-29T06:52:26+00:00January 27th, 2014|0 Comments


History of the IGU The IGU was formally established in Brussels in 1922. However, the history of international meetings of geographers is much longer. The first of a series of congresses met in 1871 in Antwerp. Since its early days the Union has consisted of three major components: a General Assembly [...]

By |2019-05-14T15:07:05+00:00January 27th, 2014|0 Comments

IGU Elections 2012: Call for nominations now open

The call for nominations for positions on the International Geographical Union Executive Committee is now open The need for nominations and for the election that will be held at the 2012 IGU General Assembly in Cologne arises as a result of the completion of terms of office by several current members. The status of the [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:08:33+00:00July 27th, 2011|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

From our own IGU ‘correspondent’

A word from Professor Yukio Himiyama (one of our IGU Vice-Presidents) from the Institute of Geography at Hokkaido University of Education on his experience of the recent events in Japan. Dear All, Thank you very much for your continuous support and encouragement. Here is some information which may not have reached you: General: Fragility of the current [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:08:35+00:00March 16th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Meet the New IGU Executive Committee Member

Professor Yukio Himiyama was recently elected as Executive Committee member to replace Professor Mike Meadows who assumed the position of Secretary-General and Treasurer in July. Professor Yukio Himiyama was born in Japan in 1949. He received his B.S. in Physics at Tohoku University in Japan (1973), M.S. in Physics at UCLA (1975) and at [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:08:37+00:00November 20th, 2010|News|1 Comment