Friday, October 21, 2011

UNIGIS at Asia Geospatial Forum 2011!

The only international academic exhibitor was UNIGIS at the Asia Geospatial Forum ’2011 held in Jakarta, Indonesia during 17-19 October. The director of UNIGIS network in S/E Asia, Dr. Shahnawaz, received a large number of visitors and informed them about the UNIGIS programmes of online distance education in Geographical Information Science (GISc). The majority of the visitors came from several institutions, organisations and companies located in various parts of Indonesia, and from China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam etc.

Many visitors expressed concern about and discussed the employment opportunities and challenges young people
of the ASEAN region are going to face in the coming years after Southeast Asia becomes a free-trade and free-mobility zone. They emphasized the role well established and internationally recognized educational programmes can play in enhancing the competences and skills of job seekers in the region.

UNIGIS was also given the honour of being judge of the poster exhibit competition!