Sunday, June 28, 2015

AGIT / GI_Forum - annual UNIGIS meeting place!

Staying up-to-date professionally requires a focus on two things: following new developments in geospatial technologies and methods, and to be well connected in a network of  peers.

Both objectives are well supported through our annual pair of conferences, AGIT and the English language GI_Forum. Outstanding keynotes provide inspiration and perspective. With a rich program of workshops, paper presentations and tutorials, the choices of relevant and timely continuing education offerings sometimes are hard, but rewarding. The presence of UNIGIS alumni from all over the world, and from every vintage provides an excellent opportunity to enhance one's network, of course assisted by a diversity of social events - to mention only the dedicated Club UNIGIS Come2gether: July 9th, 1pm!

Perhaps even more importantly, these conferences are THE chance to re-connect with the UNIGIS teaching and organisational teams, to jointly develop new ideas - or just to stay in touch. Whatever anyone specifically has in mind, we are keen to say 'hello' and look forward to meeting our not-so-old and even-younger graduates and students again in Salzburg!

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 as a network of academic partner institutions offering graduate qualifications in Geoinformatics 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
UNIGIS Стипендии для России и СНГ!

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 August 31, the course will start in October 2015.

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Институт Геоинформатики (Z_GIS) Университета Зальцбурга предлагает 10 неполных стипендий для дистантного онлайн обучения по программе UNIGIS для кандидатов из России и стран СНГ. UNIGIS программа в Зальцбурге приглашает вас подать заявку на стипендию, покрывающую около 60% от общей суммы оплаты за обучение (полная оплата за обучение 9800 Евро).

Следуя видению «Обучение ГИС профессионалов во всем мире», Магистерская программа UNIGIS высоко оценивается и широко признается как квалификационная программа на английском языке на базе высшего образования. Кандидатам из России и стран СНГ предлагается возможность консультации, руководство и поддержка на русском языке.

Заявки на стипендию будут оцениваться на основе имеющегося у кандидата образования, его детального мотивационного письма, даты поступления заявки и регионального разнообразия. Кандидаты должны отвечать всем требованиям по приему в Университет Зальцбурга. Последний срок подачи документов 31 августа 2015 года. Начало обучения - октябрь 2015 года.

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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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