News 2020

Freke Caset was awarded a GeoSpatial Dissertation Award 2020

(28-10-2020)

Freke Caset, postdoctoral researcher at the SEG research group, was awarded a GeoSpatial Dissertation Award at the BeGeo 2020 event on the 27th of October. She received the prize for her doctoral diss…

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Corneel Casier is runner-up at TML-thesisprize

(28-10-2020)

On monday 26 of October 2020, Transport & Mobility Leuven awarded their annually TML-thesisprize. Corneel Casier was the second laureate with this thesis entitled: ‘A Stated Preference Approach on th…

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Prof. Frankl in the media on soil erosion and control in Flanders

(14-10-2020)

Soil is our most valuable natural resource, but is locally being lost at high rates due to erosion. Therefore, the Department of Geography is investigating soil erosion control solutions such as veget…

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Launch of the Journal of Urban Mobility

(14-10-2020)

Recently, the Journal of Urban Mobility was founded, initiated and supported by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The journal focuses on solutio…

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Floating solar panels, an ecological curse or blessing?

(15-09-2020)

Professor Veerle Van Eetvelde, together with Professor Hans Van Dyck , wrote an opinion paper in De Standaard naar aanleiding on the occasion of the opening of the first floating solar park in Flander…

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Lieselot Lapon successfully defended her PhD

(18-08-2020)

On July 8th Lieselot Lapon defended successfully her PhD entitled Unraveling the global-scale cognitive map: a worldwide study. Her research revealed that map projections have a minor influence on our…

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Sofie Annys wins Prize for Tropical Geography Yola Verhasselt

(18-08-2020)

PhD student Sofie Annys has been awarded the Prize Yola Verhasselt for Tropical Geography for her research on the impact of the Ribb dam and irrigation scheme on local livelihoods in northern Ethiopia…

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Research of the department in the picture at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union

(02-06-2020)

The research of PhD student Hanne Hendrickx got LEGO-fied by the residence artist Stacy Philips at the virtual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2020, the largest conference on Geosci…

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6 PhDs successfully defended

(02-06-2020)

On May 18th - 20th Liangliang JIANG, Lu ZHANG, Liangzhong CAO, Yongchao DUAN, Peng CAI and Tao PAN successfully defended their double PhDs at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography , Chinese…

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Prof. Frank Witlox is new Head of Department

(05-05-2020)

After almost 12 years as Head of Department, Professor Philippe De Maeyer hands over this responsibility to Professor Frank Witlox. The entire department wishes to thank Philippe for his excellent ser…

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Special issue in Journal of Location Based Services about COVID-19 Pandemic

(28-04-2020)

Professor Nico Van de Weghe and professor Haosheng Huang, co-editors of the Journal of Location Based Services, are happy to announce that they are organizing a Special Issue entitled "Contact-Tracing…

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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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