News 2021

Freke Caset and Filipe Teixeira were awarded the first prize in the CLGE Contest ‘On the move’

(01-04-2021)

On March 23rd, Freke Caset, postdoctoral researcher at the SEG research group, was awarded the first prize in the European Students’ Contest of the CLGE. She received the prize for the development of …

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Using your smartphone while walking creates chaos

(24-03-2021)

Do you sometimes check your smartphone on the street? You have no idea what chaos you are causing, according to new Japanese research. Nico Van de Weghe, geographer at Ghent University who also monito…

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Launch of ‘Tigray: Atlas of the Humanitarian Situation’

(10-03-2021)

At the beginning of November 2020, an armed conflict emerged in Tigray, Ethiopia’s northernmost region. This conflict emerged on top of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and in the aftermath of a destruct…

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State of Science paper on gully erosion control

(06-01-2021)

Following the 8th International Symposium on Gully Erosion , the research group Physical Geography published a State of Science paper in a Special Issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms on met…

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Prof. Philippe De Maeyer designated as the new permanent secretary of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

(05-01-2021)

Prof. Philippe De Maeyer was designated by the members of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences as the new permanent secretary of the Academy as of January 1st 2021. His appointment was endorsed by…

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Merve Keskin successfully defended her PhD

(05-01-2021)

On November 20th Merve Keskin successfully defended her PhD entitled Exploring the Cognitive Processes of Map Users Employing Eye Tracking and EEG. Her research discovered that expertise is not as inf…

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