Thursday, May 28, 2015

UNIGIS receiving 'Geospatial Institution of the Year' award

At this week's Geospatial World Forum in Lisbon, the worldwide UNIGIS organisation was presented with the 'Geospatial Institution of the Year' award, recognizing our leading role in 'Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide'.

Prof Marco Painho from UNIGIS Portugal and Dr Shahnawaz from UNIGIS India joined UNIGIS Int'l chair Prof Josef Strobl accepting this award during the Geospatial World Awards Gala evening on May 27.

Friday, May 22, 2015

UNIGIS Scholarships for Russia&CIS Students

The University of Salzburg with its Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS is offering up to 10 partial scholarships for UNIGIS distance learning MSc students for students from Russia and CIS countries. UNIGIS Salzburg is inviting applications for scholarships covering approx. 60% of the Euro 9800.- tuition fee.

Following the vision of 'Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide', the UNIGIS MSc degree is a highly regarded and widely acknowledged postgraduate qualification offered in English language. Candidates from the Russia / CIS region are offered the opportunity of Russian language consultation, guidance and support.

Applications for scholarships will be ranked based upon prior knowledge, a detailed letter of motivation, date of application and regional diversity. Applicants have to fulfill University of Salzburg admission requirements. Deadline for applications is July 31, the course will start in October 2015.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

UNIGIS at INSPIRE Geospatial World Forum 25-29 May

UNGIS will be present again at the INSPIRE Geospatial World Forum, this year in Lisbon from 25-29 May. We invite you to come and visit us in our booth in section D12, where our UNIGIS ambassadors are pleased to inform you about our study programmes and latest activities.

You are also welcome to attend the GeoCapacity session on Monday 25 May, starting 3 pm, where Dr. Shahnawaz presents his point of view on capacity building.

Our office has a few visitor passes available for those interested to visit the exhibition. Please send an email to to request a visitor pass.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Engage with leading GISc professionals: Spring 2015 u_Lectures

The spring term comes with an exciting series of u_Lectures by leading GI-Experts around the globe. Join in for webinars on the following topics:

Design is Human
Daniel Huffman
Tue 31. March, 2015, 6pm (CEST)
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Augmented Reality ML (ARML 2.0): An Introduction
Martin Lechner
CTO at Wikitude and Chair of the international ARML 2.0 Standards Working Group
Tue. 28. April, 2015, 6pm (CEST)
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Spatial Simulation: Exploring Pattern and Process
David O'Sullivan
Assoc. Prof. at the University of California, Berkeley
Tue 12. May, 6pm (CEST)
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Monday, March 2, 2015

UNIGIS Convocation in Kathmandu!

UNIGIS@Kathmandu celebrated March 2, 2015 as a big day by organising  the 'UNIGIS Graduation Ceremony and GIS Forum' at the Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL), which is a UNIGIS Salzburg Study Centre in Nepal. Irrespective of cold rainy weather and traffic blockades in the city, more than 100 prominent delegates gathered to congratulate the graduating students and applauded their achievements.

B. K Acharya (Left) receiving degree
KAFCOL serves as a UNIGIS Study Centre in Nepal since 2012, offering UNIGIS programmes in collaboration with the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria. Nine students had joined the MSc programme in the first batch launched in 2012 and all of them completed the requirements for the award of MSc degree after two years of intensive studies and hard work.

Dr. Shahnawaz (Director, UNIGIS S/E Asia) and Dr. Bishnu Hari Pandit (Chairman KAFCOL) presented the 'MSc in Geographical Information Science and Systems' degree awards, conferred by the University of Salzburg to the graduating students. The Graduation ceremony was chaired by the Principal of KAFCOL, Prof. Ambika P Gautam. 

Chandrama Khadka - feeling proud!
The graduating students presented their master theses, which were highly appreciated by the audiences. The students conveyed their message to their current peers as well as to other delegates: "it seemed hard to work through the course tasks but today we are in a position to state confidently that it was worth investing time and effort for such a high quality education and internationally recognised qualification".

UNIGIS congratulates all graduating students and wishes them well in their 'geospatial careers'!