News 2018

Keynote lecture Frank Witlox (Tartu)

(12-06-2018)

On May 31, 2018, Prof. Frank Witlox gave a keynote lecture at the “Smart City for the Citizens 2018: Urban Mobility” . Watch the full lecture here.

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Yuan Xiuliang and Miao Zhang successfully defended their double PhD

(05-06-2018)

On May 27th, Yuan Xiuliang and Miao Zhang successfully defended their double PhDs at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences .

Yuan Xiuliang defended a thesis …

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Liang Dai successfully defended her PhD

(05-06-2018)

On May 3rd, Liang Dai successfully defended her PhD in Geography with a thesis entitled “The structure, modelling and abstraction of urban networks in Southeast Asia: evidence from intercity transpo…

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Maps on Karrewiet

(15-05-2018)

Lieselot Lapon presented her research on Karrewiet, the Flemish youth news. Reporter Cassim Franssen came to visit our department. Lieselot illustrated how a globe is projected onto a flat surface and…

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Student research trip Portugal in local media

(02-05-2018)

From 21th to 29th April 2018, 24 students of the Master of Geography and the Master of Spatial Planning of Ghent University are on a research trip in Portugal. With their field work, they contribute t…

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Dr. Koos Fransen gets GeoSpatial Award

(02-05-2018)

Dr. Koos Fransen has been awarded for the research he conducted as part of his PhD. He got the GeoSpatial Award 2018 in the category “Best Dissertation”. During BeGeo, the Belgian conference and fair…

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PhD GI-Forum of the Sino-Belgian Joint Lab for Geo-Information

(03-04-2018)

On the 26th and 27th of March the 1st PhD GI-Forum of the Sino-Belgian Joint Lab for Geo-Information took place at the Department of Geography. The aim was for PhD students from UGent and XIEG to mee…

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Study programmes Geography & Geomatics presented

(28-03-2018)

On March 17th, the annual information day of the Faculty of Science took place. The study programmes Geography & Geomatics were presented in the exposition and during the presentation of the chair of …

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Lieselot Lapon on national television

(12-03-2018)

Lieselot Lapon investigates how maps influence our cognitive map. Nearly 90 000 people from more than 180 different countries completed the online survey she published in January.

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Lieselot Lapon in the Ugent Magazine

(06-03-2018)

Lieselot Lapon published an online survey in January. Already 90 000 people from 180 different countries participated. In the magazine, Lieselot gives more explanation about her research and the surve…

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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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