News 2016

Physical geography shines out at Ghent Africa Platform celebration

(20-12-2016)

With over 14 contributions, research in physical geography received much attention on the 10th anniversary symposium of the Ghent Africa Platform. Two sessions were chaired by prof. dr. Jan Nyssen, dr…

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Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe presents SoleWay on BBC

(22-11-2016)

Prof. dr. Nico Van Weghe, who has spent several years researching the problem of navigating indoors, presented the SoleWay app on Click, a BBC programme that presents technological and digital news fr…

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Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives the Tianshan Award

(07-11-2016)

On the 27th of October 2016 Prof. dr. Philippe De Maeyer of the Geography Department of Ghent University was granted the Tianshan Award for foreign experts in Urumqi for his great contribution to the …

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Geomobiel wins an award

(26-10-2016)

The project GeoMobiel won the annual award for science communication on the 20th of October 2016, granted by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts and the Young Academy. Since …

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3D acquisition and processing in Edzna (Campeche, Mexico)

(17-10-2016)

Students Laure De Cock and Sanne Cartreul, assisted by Bart De Wit and Britt Lonneville, are currently conducting the fieldwork for their master’s thesis on the archaeological site of Edzna in Mexico.…

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Berdien De Roo succesfully defends her PhD

(05-10-2016)

On Thursday, September 29th Berdien De Roo succesfully defended her PhD entitled "Putting the past in place. A conceptual data model for a 4D archaeological GIS'. Her research was supervised by Prof. …

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Dereje Teklemariam Gebremeskel defends his PhD

(04-10-2016)

Op 26 september 2016 heeft Dereje Teklemariam Gebremeskel zijn doctoraat ‘The features of large-scale transnational land deals and their effects on environment and livelihood: evidence from Western E…

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Find the 'Sole Way' to the new academic year!

(20-09-2016)

Don't be a lost student in the new academic year. Don't be a new and lost student at UGent. Routes to all UGent classrooms have been entered in SoleWay, the sole solution to find your way indoors! Do…

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Collaboration started with Fribourg University (Switzerland)

(15-09-2016)

After a successful first fieldwork campaign on the Col du Sanetsch , Hanne Hendrickx starts research on permafrost and associated geomorphological processes. For her PhD, she will collaborate with th…

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Lien Dupont successfully defends her PhD

(15-09-2016)

On June 21st 2016 Lien Dupont successfully defended her PhD entitled ‘Take a look at the landscape! An eye-tracking study of landscape observation and its influencing factors’. In her PhD, Lien used e…

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President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences visits Ghent University

(13-09-2016)

On Friday 9 September 2016 Bai Chunli, the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited our department and university. During his visit, the nameplate of the Joint Laboratory for Geo-informat…

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Biadgilgn Demissie defends his PhD

(07-09-2016)

On 2 September Biadgilgn Demissie has successfully defended his PhD on 'Ephemeral stream dynamics, land cover changes and climate variability in the marginal grabens of the northern Ethiopian Rift Val…

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Annelies Vandenbulcke wins SGEM Best Presentation Award

(02-08-2016)

3DDA researcher Annelies Vandenbulcke has won an award for best poster presentation at the 16th International Multidiciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM in Albena . Her poster was entitled 'Deform…

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Soetkin Vervust defends her PhD

(26-07-2016)

On 27 June Soetkin Vervust has successfully defended her PhD entitled 'Deconstructing the Ferraris Maps . A study of the map production process and its implications for geometric accuracy'. Her resear…

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UGent geographers publish in top journals

(16-06-2016)

The new Impact Factors of scientific journals have been released. The journal Land Degradation and Development in which many UGent geographers publish their articles has reached an IF 8.145. Prof. Dr.…

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Successful annual BAG excursion!

(15-06-2016)

On Friday 10 June, the Physical Geography group organized the annual excursion of the Belgian Association of Geomorphologists . The topic of the day was the hydrogeomorphology of the Aa river basin ,…

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European Development Days

(14-06-2016)

The Department of Geography takes part in the European Development Days in Brussels on 15 and 16 June. The EDD is Europeís leading forum on international cooperation and development. This yearís foru…

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Sino-Belgian Joint Lab for Geo-Information

(31-05-2016)

From 24 until 27 May 2016, a delegation from Ghent University visited the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of Chinese Academy of Sciences in China. An agreement was signed for the “Sino-B…

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Joint PhD defense at the Xinyiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in China

(30-05-2016)

Fang Gonghuan has successfully defended her PhD on “The impact of climate variability on hydrological processes in the Kaidu river basin ” and is so the first to benefit from the fruitful research col…

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Poster presentation of bachelor papers

(30-05-2016)

Students of the 3th bachelor has presented the main results of their bachelor papers through a poster presentation. This way, they were trained to present the main findings of their literature reviews…

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Michiel van Meeteren defends his PhD

(30-05-2016)

On May 13th 2016, Michiel van Meeteren succesfully defended his PhD research ‘From Polycentricity to a Renovated Urban Systems Theory: Explaining Belgian Settlement Geographies’. This PhD was supervis…

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SoleWay helps visitors find your office

(03-05-2016)

Are you tired of explaining the route to your office or to a meeting room? This might be history thanks to SoleWay, a new website by the CartoGIS Research Group. We have collected more than 1000 route…

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1 minute of silence for victims of attacks in Brussels

(24-03-2016)

On 23 March at 12:00 the staff members and students of building S8 expressed their respect and compassion for the victims of the attacks in Paris with a minute's silence in memory of what happened In…

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Large National Mapathon Event on Saturday, April 16th

(22-03-2016)

Help Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross to facilitate their rescue

In the context of the International Map Year 2015-2016, a national Mapathon will take place on Saturday, April 16th, which is…

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2016 BAG annual excursion – Registration open

(16-03-2016)

The annual excursion of the Belgian Association of Geomorphologists is organized by the physical geography group of Ghent University and takes place on June 10, 2016. Topic is ‘Geomorphology and flood…

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Visit Geo-olympiade finalists

(08-03-2016)

On March 2, five finalists of the Flemish Geo-olympiadecontest paid a visit to our department. They were introduced to the concepts of photogrammetry and image-based modelling and soon created their o…

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Strengthening wisdom at the source of the Blue Nile

(08-03-2016)

Prof. dr. Jan Nyssen started as a program coordinator for the VLIR-UOS Institutional University Cooperation programme that was initiated at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia. The framework for a 12-ye…

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Department of Geography at BeGeo

(02-03-2016)

On Thursday March 3th the Department of Geography participates in BeGeo, a national conference and fair on geo information. Besides a stand at the fair, presentations are given by Kristien Ooms, Nico …

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Monthly research seminars

(23-02-2016)

In March, a new series of monthly research seminars will be launched at the Geography department. On these occasions, ongoing research from staff members across the various research groups will be pre…

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Chinese delegation visits UGent

(16-02-2016)

A Chinese delegation from the Xinjiang Universtiy of Ecology and Geography and the University of the Chinese Academy of Science visit Ghent University this week. This visit is framed in existing coo…

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Visit Marine@UGent Tour

(08-02-2016)

As partner in the Marine@UGent Consortium, the Department of Geography received Noémie Wouters, Marianne Martens en Margriet Drouilon van GreenBridge on February 5th. This visit was part of the Marine…

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Sil Lanckriet defends his PhD

(04-02-2016)

On 22 January 2016, Sil Lanckriet successfully defended his PhD on interactions between climate shifts, land degradation and humans in the Horn of Africa. The PhD was supervised by Prof. dr. Jan Nysse…

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Department of Geography is co-organising 'Open Ruimte, Open Blik'

(03-02-2016)

Open space is more than only what is left of the planned and built space. Open space is a rare commodity in Flanders and needs to offer solutions for urgent and pressing questions, water management du…

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View our 3D models on-line

(01-02-2016)

During various field campaigns photos were taken to generated 3D models afterwards. These 3D models are now showcased on-line on our own Sketchfab account: Geography UGent 3D

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Dr. Veronique Van Acker wins The Fred Burggraf Award 2015

(21-01-2016)

At the 95th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C. Veronique Van Acker has been given The Fred Burggraf Award. This award was established in 1966 to stimulate and enc…

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Field visit GeLiGeo

(09-01-2016)

8th of January, a field visit was organized by the Physical Geography group of Ghent University, including participants from Ghent University, Liège University, Lille University, British Geological Su…

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