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Geography is a broad discipline linking human and natural sciences. Consequently, the department of Geography is involved with a wide interest of research and great variety of tasks in education and consultancy.


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Latest news

New website launched

2014-12-24 Permalink

Welcome to the new website for the Department of Geography! The website has been given a fresh new look while still respecting UGent's digital identity.

If some parts of the website seem work-in-progress, please forgive us-we're working hard to get everything up to speed!

Prof. dr. Veerle Van Eetvelde receives Minerva Award for education

2014-12-24 Permalink

On December 18th, Prof. dr. Veerle Van Eetvelde received the Minerva Award for education. Since 2011, the Minerva Award honours staff members who keep students on the edge of their seat with their well-structured and enthralling lectures and make an exceptional contribution to educational innovation, organization and curriculum development.

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Recent publications

Araya Weldeslassie, T., Nyssen, J., Govaerts, B., Deckers, J., & Cornelis, W. (2015). Impacts of conservation agriculture-based farming systems on optimizing seasonal rainfall partitioning and productivity on vertisols in the Ethiopian drylands. SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH, 148, 1–13.
Bassens, D., & van Meeteren, M. (2015). World cities under conditions of financialized globalization: towards an augmented world city hypothesis. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY.
Opolot, E., Araya Weldeslassie, T., Nyssen, J., Al-Barri, B., Verbist, K., & Cornelis, W. (2015). Evaluating in situ water and soil conservation practices with a fully coupled, surface/subsurface process-based hydrological model in Tigray, Ethiopia. LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT.
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