Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

UNIGIS meets Turkish Geographers!

UNIGIS was invited to contribute to the First Annual Meeting of the Turkish Association of Geographers held at Fatih University, Büyükçekmece, Istanbul from 19th to 22nd June, 2013. The event was organised in the form of a scientific conference which brought together more than 350 participants, primarily from Turkey and some from other countries, to benefit from about 185 presentations delivered in 51 sessions.

Dr. Shahnawaz (Director UNIGIS S/E Asia) represented the UNIGIS network at the conference and gave a presentation entitled 'UNIGIS Online Distance Education Towards International GIScience Qualifications'. A vibrant discussion followed the presentation, clarifying questions and demand for further information from the audience

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Successfully started: UNIGIS Professional May 2013

Fourteen highly motivated UNIGIS professional students have recently met in Salzburg for their introductory workshop.
Yes, of course, all the organizational issues were discussed, core modules as well as optional modules presented and several tipps for software handling communicated. BUT, actually the most important agenda items were the coffee breaks and the dinner. Why? Simply because getting to know each other is critical for every day communication during the whole UNIGIS study.
We see an efficient communication as the key for successful study results and moreover, communicating about UNIGIS helps to keep the motivation high.
Motivation is needed for what lies ahead, but all students exactly know how and why they will benefit from the course. Geographers who want to enlarge their set of methods and tools, planners who need to tackle their problems more efficiently, data base administrators who add the spatial dimension to their systems or archeologists who want to gain from technical advantages. No matter what's the home domain, GIS will help to make a better job! ... that's why it is definitely worth to work hard the next year. But as every student knows at least since the workshop, nobody has to work alone.