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Professor Frank Witlox was conferred an honorary doctorate at the University of Odessa, Ukraine

(07-02-2020)

On February 5 2020 professor Frank Witlox was awarded an honorary doctor degree from the Odessa National Polytechnic University in recognition of his ongoing scientific collaboration with ONPU and th…

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Successful workshop on ‘Mountains and Climate Change‘

(05-02-2020)

January 23, 2020, the Departments of Geography, Geology and Biology organized a workshop about climate change in the Swiss Alps, in cooperation with the Swiss embassy. The three speakers could count o…

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Establishment of a Geopark Tembien in Ethiopia

(29-01-2020)

As part of research-based outreach and popularisation, UGent’s Department of Geography now prepares the establishment of a Geopark Tembien in Ethiopia, jointly with local communities, authorities and …

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A ‘FietsSTEM’ for schools: project of the Network for Sustainable Mobility Research (Ghent University) in the media

(26-11-2019)

On the 18th of November 2019, an article was published in De Standaard on the ‘FietsSTEM for schools’: a project developed by the Network for Sustainable Mobility Research of Ghent University. In the…

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Research by master student Yoline Tavernier in the media

(07-11-2019)

In her master thesis, Yoline Tavernier examines the effect of cycling infrastructure on cycling behaviour. Based on a survey, she investigates the sense of safety experienced by cyclists with regard t…

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NUAA (China) meets the SEG research group

(09-10-2019)

On October 4, 2019, a delegation of the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics , led by Prof. Xu Fumin, CPC committee secretary of College of Civil Aviation, visited the SEG research group…

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Prof. Philippe De Maeyer designated as vice-president of International Cartographic Association

(28-08-2019)

At the 18th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association held on July 20th 2019, Philippe De Maeyer was designated by the national delegates as a vice-president of the ICA for the p…

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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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