Tuesday, September 20, 2011

16th UNIGIS course in Hungary

The Faculty of Geoinformatics (GEO) at the University of West Hungary (Szekesfehervar) started their 16th UNIGIS distance learning course this past weekend.

The postgraduate UNIGIS programme has proven to be very popular over the last fifteen years. In the 1990ies participants mostly hailed from the discipline of surveying, and included many university teachers. In the last decade the enrolment spectrum became much more diverse, including foresters, geographers, agricultural engineers, information engineers, archaeologists etc. joining the programme.
During these fifteen years close to 250 students graduated and now are successful members of the geospatial industry in Hungary and some of them abroad. More than 10% of the graduates now hold a PhD degree. Many Hungarian university teachers built their careers on a UNIGIS course.

Prof. Dr. Béla Márkus
Director, UNIGIS Hungary
Dept. Chair, UNIGIS International

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

UNIGIS Orientation Workshop in Chandigarh, India!

UNIGIS@PU_Chandigarh started their 3rd batch of students with an orientation workshop organised at the Department of Geography, Panjab University, Chandigarh (India) from 2nd to 4th September, 2011. Dr. Shahnawaz (UNIGIS Director S/E Asia) conducted the workshop with 9 students in a unique combination of course participants from Govt. agencies, UN officials, GI-industry managers, engineers and defence personnel.

Prof. Smita Bhutani (Course Coordinator) welcomed the incoming students to the course and expressed her commitment to serving these senior professionals and officials from various backgrounds. Dr. Krishna Mohan (Chairman Geography Dept.) stated that the department feels honoured in supporting advanced students from a range of highly regarded institutions.

During the concluding session, the new students expressed that the workshop was immensly important for getting into the depths of UNIGIS courses and it has completely changed their perception about GIScience education.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Club UNIGIS World on LinkedIn

Club UNIGIS World, the alumni platform for graduates from UNIGIS distance learning masters and diploma programs now is established as a group on the professional network LinkedIn - everybody with a LinkedIn identity is invited to join this community.

Complementing university-specific alumni groups, this global meeting place joins graduates, students, current and former faculty from any UNIGIS distance learning program worldwide - as we all share dedication, interests and expertise in Geoinformatics and GIScience.

We expect this LinkedIn group to evolve into an interchange of information about events, new developments and  ideas across our common fields of interest, and to serve as a means to identify contacts with an excellent background in UNIGIS.