Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Integration among UNIGIS partner institutions is making substantial progress due to the shared access to learning resources, credit recognition and joint events like summer schools and workshops.
Links with the GIS industry are continuously enhanced through cooperation with software companies, publishers and consulting companies, assuring that UNIGIS curricula, accompanying software and application case studies remain on top of recent developments.
Congratulations to Gemma Boix and her team at the University of Girona for managing a very successful meeting.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Prof. Josef Strobl (UNIGIS International and Director of the Centre for Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg , Austria) emphasised that UNIGIS has the vision of ’Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide’ and Z_GIS (http://www.zgis.at/) is supporting this mission by establishing UNIGIS programmes with partner institutions around the world as joint study programmes with the University of Salzburg (http://www.uni-salzburg.at/)
Dr Shahnawaz (UNIGIS Director for South & Southeast Asia) stated that the addition of 2 new centres made India the only country hosting 4 UNIGIS study centres. In 2004, India became the first UNIGIS site within Asia and a 2nd study centre was established in 2006. The previous centres are located at Goa University, Goa (www.unigis.net/Goa) and GIS Institute, Noida-Delhi (www.unigis.net/Noida).
Out of 4 study centres in India, 2 offer UNIGIS MSc and UNIGIS professional diploma programmes via Online Distance Education and 2 focus on the UNIGIS professional diploma delivered through eLearning as tutored full time courses. Distance education serves the career advancement needs of in-service GI-professionals and full time residential courses provide opportunites to young students aspiring to enter the fast growing GI-Job market.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
After the speech he was publicly awarded with a great cup by Josef Strobl in recognition of his work and the academic achievement. Congratulations!
The competition for the 2009 Prize is open. All UNIGIS partner universities worldwide are encouraged to take part in the competition
Friday, July 17, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The week started with a UNIGIS -related highlight, Prof. Henk Scholten opening the Education UC with a keynote on "The Role of GIS in the Development of Spatial Thinking" - leading to his 'Lifetime Achievement Award' presented during the Monday plenary session. Monday night UNIGIS participated in the 'Academic GIS Program Fair', and from Tuesday onwards is providing information on all UNIGIS Distance Learning offerings at our large booth in the main exhibit hall. UNIGIS programs are represented by faculty from several European institutions, US, Latin America and Asia - coordinated by the UNIGIS International secretary, Anna Szukalska from Poland.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The UNIGIS Int’l Association is pleased to announce the launch of its 2009 Academic Excellence Prize. The Academic Excellence Prize, launched by UIA in 2007/8, is awarded on an annual basis to a student, from one of the UNIGIS partner universities worldwide, who produces the most outstanding MSc Dissertation/Thesis or paper during the academic year (which here means 1st Sept 2008 to 31st August 2009). All UNIGIS centres are encouraged to take part in the competition.
Candidates must submit their MSc thesis or their paper to the graduating UIA partner institution no later than August 31.
UNIGIS members are reminded that they can only enter two students in any one year.
The standard of the work submitted last year was very high and UIA expect the same high standards this time.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação has the pleasure to invite you to attend the GIS&C MSc - 8th Edition Seminar, to be held in ISEGI-UNL on January 30-31, 2009. The event is free to the public.
The Program is available at: www.isegi.unl.pt/unigis/Seminario_01_08.asp
Reservation is required > firstname.lastname@example.org
ISEGI - Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação
UNL - Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
ENERegion - Summer School on "Regional Potentials for Renewable Energy Generation" (June 29 - July 10, 2009)
In a set of lectures, group work and practicals participants focus on using Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis techniques to model spatial patterns of demand as well as regional potentials of solar-thermal and photovoltaic, wind, biomass and hydropower resources. In order to assess the current state of the art regarding the technologies of renewable energy generation for a sustainable development in Europe, the Summer School will provide an insight into leading edge developments in the field. Participants have the opportunity to attend sessions at the Geoinformatics Forum 2009 symposium.
Applications are accepted until May 1, 2009. For registration and further details please visit our website@ www.zgis.at/summerschools!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Around 25 people attended and found the exposure to the broad range of workshop topics very satisfying. As a result, many attendees expressed their interest to join the UNIGIS online education program.