Monday, April 16, 2012

UNIGIS Team Salzburg - Work Retreat

The UNIGIS Team Salzburg held a work retreat on April 12.-13., 2012, to discuss in depth the strategic development of two UNIGIS cornerstones:

An entire day was dedicated to reflect on the current status of UNIGIS modules and future paths to take. A particular focus was given to the alignment of content and materials between the two languages (German and English) and where adequate also between the two UNIGIS programmes (UNIGIS professional / UNIGIS MSc). To provide guidance on content development in terms of syllabi and adequate learning materials and -media several team members take a role as ‘theme lead’ for a particular subject.

The agenda for the second part of the meeting was reserved for discussing alumni-networking activities.

It was a successful and inspiring meeting in the mountainous surroundings of Salzburg. On the way home, our bagpacks were filled with fresh ideas and motivation to …educating GI-professionals worldwide.

Monday, April 9, 2012

UNIGIS participated in ASEMUNDUS Seminar!

The ASEMUNDUS Networking Seminar co-financed by the European Commission under Erasmus-Mundus programme was orgnised in Bangkok, Thailand on 2nd and 3rd April, 2012.

Dr. Shahnawaz (Director S/SE Asia, UNIGIS International) was invited to the seminar and he informed the participants about UNIGIS network in general and UNIGIS initiatives in the region in specific. The seminar participants were highly impressed with the UNIGIS philosophy of 'Educating GI-professionals Worldwide' and several institutions enquired about the possibilities of becomming a part of this excellent network offering GIScience education through online distance learning programmes.