Wednesday, April 21, 2010

UIA Academic Excellence Prize 2010

The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) is pleased to announce the third 'UNIGIS International Academic Excellence Price' competition. We would like to recognize authors of the most outstanding master theses (or published scientific papers based upon a thesis) submitted at UNIGIS universities worldwide during the academic year 2009/10.

The criteria used to evaluate the theses include: technical quality, quality of literature review, relevance, presentation and originality. We are hoping for standards as high as last year.

The competition for the 2010 Prize is now open. Candidates must submit their MSc thesis or their paper through the respective UIA partner institution no later than July 15.

Monday, April 5, 2010

UNIGIS en America Latina – first intake 2010

The UNIGIS program in Latin America that is coordinated by the University San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is happy to announce its first intake in 2010. By the end of March a group of 50 postgraduate students from Ecuador, Colombia and other Latin American countries were successfully enrolled in the two year UNIGIS master program. Two residential seminars were held to welcome the new students on March, 20th at USFQ, Quito (Ecuador) and March 27th at CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Cali, Colombia). The recently enrolled students can count on a distance learning qualification offered in Spanish language that is specifically tailored to particular needs of GIS professionals in Latin America. Welcome – Bienvenidos!