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Multidisciplinary consortium: Next Generation Animal Tracking - Deciphering the ecological code

(13-06-2019)

In recent years, large-scale scientific initiatives have spurred the development of affordable lightweight tracking devices such that movement data are now collected in unprecedented quantities for a …

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Min Luo, Yunqian Wang and Hao Guo successfully defended their double PhD

(05-06-2019)

On May 24th, Min Luo, Yunqian Wang and Hao Guo successfully defended their double PhDs at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences . Min Luo defended a thesis ent…

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Permafrost researcher Hanne Hendrickx on CanvasTV

(28-05-2019)

Our graduate assistant and PhD student Hanne Hendrickx has been interviewed by Belgian television about the consequences of permafrost thawing. See the 5-minutes video :

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Excursion of the Institutional University Cooperation with Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia)

(02-04-2019)

In the framework of the steering committee meeting of the IUC programme with Bahir Dar University, a two-day excursion was held. Among others, the participants visited the western edge of the Ethiopia…

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Honouring of young scientists at the Royal Palace

(06-03-2019)

"Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Belgium honoured young academics and scientists on the occasion of the Spring Concert of February 28, 2019. With their creativity, their dynamism and their i…

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UGent signed a MoU with National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) (Mexico)

(26-02-2019)

On October 19th, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Culture of the United Mexican States and Ghent University was signed by Diego Prieto Hernández, general director of the National …

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UGent geographers work with landless farmers in Ethiopia to obtain carbon credits

(21-01-2019)

Since the signing of the Paris Agreement the climate policy landscape is changing rapidly. New international finance mechanisms may help communities in the global South to manage their natural resourc…

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Job - PhD Social and Economic Geography

(18-12-2018)

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Professor Frank Witlox was conferred an honorary doctorate at the University of Tartu, Estonia

(04-12-2018)

On December 1st, professor Frank Witlox received an honorary doctorate in Geography at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Pictures of the ceremony can be found on the website of the University of Tart…

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A successful edition of the 'Dag van de Wetenschap'

(28-11-2018)

On Sunday, November 25, we warmed young and old for Geography by giving them a Virtual Reality view of the world. By linking things such as urbanization, deforestation, migration and agriculture, we i…

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Professor Rik Van de Walle meets UCAS

(21-11-2018)

On November 7th a delegation of Ghent University under the direction of professor Rik Van de Walle, rector of UGent, met professor Wu Yueliang, vice-president of the University of the Chinese Academy …

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Best Full Paper Award at the EUROMED Conference 2018 in Cyprus

(13-11-2018)

At the International Conference on Digital Heritage on the 29th October and the 3rd of November in Cyprus, the UGESCO project won the Werner Weber Award, the Best Full Paper Award for the paper title…

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Samuel Van Ackere presents FLIAT at the Flemish-Dutch summit

(08-11-2018)

Doctoral student Samuel Van Ackere presents his FLIAT tool at the Flemish-Dutch summit in Middelburg to minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and rector Rik Van de Walle. This tool calculates and visualizes…

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Hailemariam Meaza completes PhD research

(31-10-2018)

Promoted by Prof. Jan Nyssen, Prof. Jean Poesen and Dr. Amaury Frankl, Hailemariam Meaza successfully defended his PhD in Sciences: Geography on ‘Sustainability of land and water resources in the marg…

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GPS World Leadership Award for dr. Tom Willems

(23-10-2018)

Dr. Tom Willems, voluntary staff member in the 3D data acquisition group of the Geography Dept., received the ‘GPS World Leadership Awards’ during the ION GNSS+ 2018 conference in Miami. Tom and his t…

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Job Opportunity Assistant Landscape Research

(23-10-2018)

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Kick-off workshop Appraising risk, past and present

(23-10-2018)

On October 16-17th the Department of Geography organized the kick-off workshop of the partnership “Appraising risk, past and present: Interrogating historical data to enhance understanding of environm…

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Prof. Jan Nyssen has become section editor for “Land Degradation and Development”

(16-10-2018)

Professor Jan Nyssen has been appointed as section editor for the journal “Land Degradation and Development”, which has an Impact Factor of 7.27. LDD has been divided into seven distinct subject‐speci…

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Johannes De Groeve successfully defended his PhD

(02-10-2018)

On September 24th, Johannes De Groeve successfully defended his PhD at Ghent University. His research was supervised by Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe and Dr. Francesca Cagnacci . He obtained the degree…

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Pepijn Viaene successfully defended his PhD

(02-10-2018)

On September 24th, Pepijn Viaene successfully defended his PhD at Ghent University. He obtained the degree of “PhD in Sciences: Geomatics and Surveying”. His research was supervised by prof. Philippe …

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Jasper Beernaerts wins the Best Student Paper Award at the ICSports Congress 2018 in Seville, Spain

(02-10-2018)

At the 6th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support on the 20th and 21st of September in Seville , Jasper Beernaerts won the Best Student Paper Award, for his paper ti…

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Dr. Tom Willems elected as Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation

(04-09-2018)

Congratulations to Tom Willems, Senior GNSS Researcher at Septentrio and voluntary researcher at the 3D Data Acquisition Research Unit. On the 10th of July, during the annual general meeting of the Ro…

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Two UGent MSc students study ecosystem services in relation to reforestation in Ethiopia

(02-09-2018)

Two Geography master students are currently in Ethiopia, carrying out fieldwork for their MSc thesis, in the framework of the VLIR-UOS South Initiative “Estimating the potential of ecosystem service v…

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Geographical research on one of the highest mountains in Ethiopa

(01-09-2018)

In the framework of university development cooperation, UGent’s department of Geography carries out research in Afro-alpine environments. On Mt. Guna in Ethiopia , source of three major rivers, Adugna…

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44th place for UGent Geography at the Shanghai Ranking

(08-08-2018)

The Geography research of Ghent University ranked worldwide at the 44th place at the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 - Geography.

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Pengdong Zhang successfully defended his PhD

(04-07-2018)

On June 3rd, Pengdong Zhang successfully defended his PhD at Ghent University. He obtained the degree of “PhD in Sciences: Geomatics and Surveying”. His research was supervised by prof. Nico Van de We…

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Abebech Abera Beyene completes PhD research

(28-06-2018)

Promoted by Prof. Jan Nyssen, Prof. Nico Verhoest and Dr. Seifu Tilahun, Abebech Abera Beyene successfully defended her PhD in Sciences: Geography on 'Water balance, extent and efficiency of irrigati…

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Is migration from Africa caused by drought and desertification?

(28-06-2018)

Prof. Jan Nyssen discusses on Radio 1 the complex interaction between humans and their environment in the Sahel. Climatologically, the Sahel is wetting. Intensive and often unsustainable agriculture p…

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Hojatollah Khedrigharibvand successfully defended his PhD

(28-06-2018)

On June 25th, Hojatollah Khedrigharibvand successfully defended his PhD in Geography with a thesis entitled “Sustainable Rangeland Management in Iran: Towards a Policy-Oriented Decision Support Model…

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