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Department of Geography on Chinese television

(20-02-2018)

Chinese television visited the Department of Geography to make a reportage about the activities of the Sino-Belgian Joint Lab for Geo-Information.

This cooperation is part of joint scientific resea…

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Development project on water and sanitation starts in Northern Ethiopia

(06-02-2018)

Northern Ethiopia is one of the most disadvantaged areas worldwide in water and sanitation. In order to improve both the water and sanitation infrastructure, as well as to improve access and hygiene, …

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How accurate is your view of the world?

(23-01-2018)

For a PhD research at our department a nice test is developed to discover how our worldview is influenced by maps and map projections used on the Internet, in our education, in the media… How good is …

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Matthias De Beule successfully defended his PhD

(17-01-2018)

On January 11th, Matthias De Beule successfully defended his PhD in Business Economics with a thesis entitled “Advanced Geomarketing Modeling Techniques for Retail Networks “. His research was supervi…

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Koos Fransen successfully defended his PhD

(12-12-2017)

On December 4th, Koos Fransen successfully defended his PhD in Industrial Engineering with a thesis entitled “Travelling beyond Spatial Analysis - The Impact of Temporal and Personal Restrictions on E…

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Department of Geography at Trefdag Informatie Vlaanderen

(06-12-2017)

Employees of the Department of Geography provided an interactive exhibition booth at the second edition of Trefdag Informatie Vlaanderen. They presented their research in a 3D film. The fair is organi…

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Hussain Saleh successfully defended his PhD

(28-11-2017)

On November 22nd 2017 Hussain Saleh defended successfully his PhD in engineering sciences. The title of his thesis was: “Disaster management and the Linkages between the Environmental, Regional and Sp…

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Kevin Baker successfully defended his PhD

(28-11-2017)

On November 20th, Kevin Baker successfully defended his PhD in Geography with a thesis entitled “Improving Navigation Services for Leisure Activities, exploiting the full potential of route-sharing co…

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Liang Dai wins the Best Poster Award at the Belgian Geography Days

(21-11-2017)

At the Belgian Geography Days on the 13th and 14th of November in Liège, Liang Dai from the Social and Economic Geography research group has won the Best Poster Award for her poster ‘Exploring the ev…

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Promising results from pilot project on Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

(14-11-2017)

This unique project, organised by the Social and Economic Geography research group and Touring, provided participants with a mobility/budget tool and analysed what the effects are on their travel beh…

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Workshop strategy Flemish ports with Frank Witlox

(07-11-2017)

On Friday October 20, 2017 a workshop was organised to discuss the strategy of Flemish ports. The four CEOs of the ports of Antwerp, Ghent, Zeebruges and Oostend were present, together with the region…

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Etefa Guyassa successfully defends his PhD

(03-10-2017)

On Friday 22 September Etefa Guyassa successfully defended his PhD entitled "Hydrological response to land cover and management in a semi-arid mountainous catchment of northern Ethiopia”. His researc…

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Workhop Coastal Monitoring to Prevent Flood Risks

(21-09-2017)

Samuel Vanackere presented his research about 4D flood analysis and visualization tools during a workshop "Coastal Monitoring to Prevent Flood Risks". The workshop, held at VLIZ Oostende, was organise…

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IALE 2017 European Congress

(18-09-2017)

From 12 to 15 September 2017 the Landscape research unit of the department of Geography of Ghent University and IALE-Europe have organised the IALE 2017 European congress 'From pattern and process to …

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Special Issue of ‘Land Degradation and Development’ about Ethiopia’s lakes

(05-09-2017)

As a follow-up to the TropiLakes conference that took place on the shores of Lake Tana in 2015, the journal Land Degradation and Development has released a special issue related to Environmental Chang…

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39th place for our department at the Shanghai Ranking

(29-08-2017)

Our department ranked at the 39th place at the the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 – Geography. ShanghaiRanking began to publish Academic Ranking of World Universities by …

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Fieldwork campaign on the Galápagos Islands and in Ecuador

(29-08-2017)

Staff members of the Department of Geography went to Ecuador where aerial images were made with a drone to create 3D models of the environment. The intertidal area of Puerto Ayora on the Galapagos Isl…

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Science and policy interactions resulted in a success story for land restoration in Ethiopia

(24-08-2017)

Since many years, UGent’s Department of Geography carries out joint research projects with Mekelle University, in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, in relation to soil erosion, land degradation and conse…

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Jiao Liu successfully defends his PhD

(06-06-2017)

On the 30th of May 2017, Jiao Liu successfully defended his joint PhD at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in Urumqi . He obtained the title of Doctor in Sciences: Geography, Ugent and …

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Research group Social and Economic Geography (SEG) involved in pilot project on a mobility app

(06-06-2017)

In Ghent, the mobility organisation Touring is – together with the research group Social and Economic Geography – experimenting with an app that integrates all mobility services, and links it with a …

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Prof. Nico Van de Weghe on eventplanner.tv

(16-05-2017)

We can hardly do without navigation in our cars. If it’s up to professor Nico Van de Weghe we soon use navigation indoors as well. Today he tells us what makes this so interesting for the event indust…

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Extension of the bilateral agreement between Ghent University and Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

(12-04-2017)

The extension of the bilateral agreement between Ghent University and the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of Chinese Academy of Sciences in China was signed at the Symposium 'Internatio…

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Dr. Berdien De Roo has been awarded twice

(12-04-2017)

Dr. Berdien De Roo has been awarded twice for the research she conducted as part of her PhD. She got the Geospatial Award 2017 in the category dissertation and the ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper…

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Prof. dr. Jan Nyssen on drought and famine in Africa

(22-03-2017)

Read the article in the 'Gazet van Antwerpen' here. The two photographs from the same mountain slope in Ethiopia illustrate how reforestation increased the resilience against drought in the country, m…

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Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives the Sarton Medal

(14-03-2017)

Prof. Philippe De Maeyer was awarded a Sarton Medal on recommendation of the Ghent university Musea. Prof dr. Danny Segers was colleague proximus. Prof. Philippe De Maeyer gave the 23rd February the …

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Vote for your favourite drawing

(13-03-2017)

Every two years the International Cartographic Association organizes the Barbara Petchenik drawing contest for children. It is your turn to vote for your Belgian favourites that will participate in t…

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Launch of PhD research on the impact of large dams in Ethiopia

(28-02-2017)

A research project on Systemic analysis of dam-driven transitions of downstream alluvial plains in Ethiopia has been launched in January 2017 by exploratory field visits along the Beles and Tekezze Ri…

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