Regina Hatheier-Stampfl

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Winners of the UIA Academic Excellence Prize 2018

The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) would like to announce the winners of its Academic Excellence Prize. The Prize, initiated in 2008, is presented to the student, or students, who submits the best MSc thesis (or paper) during the academic year and are nominated by their UNIGIS sites. In this year’s competition six excellent, high-quality MSc theses were considered by the Review Panel. The panel decided to propose three awards, including two winners of the Academic Excellence Prize for 2018: – Carrie Elizabeth Steves (UNIGIS USA; thesis “Trends in the Alaskan Bottom-Trawl Fishery from 1993 – 2015: A GIS-based Spatiotemporal Analysis”) …

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Winter School “Spatial Simulation Modelling”, 13.-22. February 2019

Time is the most important characteristic of geospatial information: simulation extends our spatial view into the future! Simulation models help to gain a better understanding of complex, living systems. In this winter school, offered by UNIGIS Salzburg, you will get hands-on experience with the concepts and methods of spatially-explicit agent-based modelling and Cellular Automata and their applicationto explore complex systems. Models will target and integrate a range of domains and application areas in ecological and social sciences. Supported by experienced modellers, you will develop your modelling skills step-by-step. After the winter school, you will be able to conceptualise, implement and …

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u_Lecture webinars fall/winter semester 2018/19

Starting from September, we are looking forward to an exciting roster of outstanding speakers on a range of topics covering themes of current interest for UNIGIS alumni, students, and everyone else. The open u_Lecture webinar series offers a LifeLongLearning opportunity to graduates and everyone keen to follow developments across the exciting field of Geoinformatics. See below for details on upcoming talks, and preview further speakers we keenly anticipate this term: >> Make sure you mark your calendars not to miss these unique opportunities to learn from and interact with these outstanding individuals! >> You can watch the recording of past …

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UNIGIS Salzburg news

2018 is a special year for Z_GIS, Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg and UNIGIS Salzburg: one highlight follows upon the next. The latest newsletter from UNIGIS Salzburg is focussing on these celebrations and events! UNIGIS offline: Z_GIS celebrating 30th anniversary Prof. Strobl, Head of department and UNIGIS Salzburg programme director is discussing the implementation of Z_GIS in comparison with developments in the field of GIS in the past three decades, with a special focus on UNIGIS Distance learning programmes, which have been a key component at Z_GIS for the last 25 years. Review: AGIT_30 AGIT, the …

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Marijke Bekkema receiving the Academic Excellence Prize at the GI_Forum in Salzburg

Marijke Bekkema receives UNIGIS Academic Excellence Prize @AGIT conference

“For my MSc thesis I chose a subject that matters a lot to me because it is happening in my backyard: agricultural intensification of grassland use which causes loss of biodiversity and specifically meadow bird decline.”, Marijke Bekkema, UNIGIS Amsterdam. Marijke Bekkema, UNIGIS Amsterdam alumni has been awarded the third place within the Academic Excellence Prize 2017. This annual Prize is awarded by UNIGIS International Association to students having submitted the best MSc theses during the previous academic year, accepted for graduation at one of the UNIGIS partner universities worldwide. In her thesis Marijke presented an elaborated methodology of using …

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Geospatial Events Grant: Jafar Niyazov presenting at GISCA 2018

UNIGIS Bishkek graduate Jafar Niyazov has been awarded a Geospatial Events Grant within the second Call 2017 towards attending the GISCA. This Conference series and its publications are managed by the Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience – ACA*GIScience and supported by the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet and the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Commission for GIScience. The 12th Central Asia GIS Conference – GISCA 2018 «Geoinformatics for Regional Development» took place at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan from June 14-17 . Jafar Niyazov, researcher at the  Institute of Water problems, hydropower and ecology Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, completed his UNIGIS studies …

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The Geosphere of UNIGIS Girona

Every year the GIS & Remote Sensing Service (SIGTE) of the University of Girona organizes the Jornadas de SIG libre, an event of reference in the field of the free and open source technologies in the geospatial domain. The event is a meeting point where to share knowledge, experiences and create synergies held in a beautiful settlement, the University of Girona. During two days – on June 7th-8th, we spent an intense days with more than 40 communications, 3 tutorials and 6 workshops around open geospatial technologies where we could discover the news and trends of the sector. We shared …

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u_Lecture webinars summer semester 2018

Starting from May, we are looking forward to an exciting roster of outstanding speakers on a range of topics covering themes of current interest for UNIGIS alumni, students, and everyone else. The open u_Lecture webinar series offers a LifeLongLearning opportunity to graduates and everyone keen to follow developments across the exciting field of Geoinformatics. See below for details on upcoming talks, and preview further speakers we keenly anticipate this term: >> Make sure you mark your calendars not to miss these unique opportunities to learn from and interact with these outstanding individuals! >> You can watch the recording of past …

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Where to meet UNIGIS

Where to meet UNIGIS

Meet UNIGIS at GIS events worldwide What is distance learning? What are the prerequisites for the different programmes? Where to study with UNIGIS? What would be the most suitable geoinformatics study programme? You ever wanted to meet the people behind UNIGIS? Take the chance and visit UNIGIS International Association and  UNIGIS Institutions at one of the leading GIS events this year. We are looking forward to meet current UNIGIS students, alumni and all of you interested in Geoinformatics and distance learning. UNIGIS will be present at the following events: 22-23 May: Geo Business, London, UK June 7-8, 2018: GEOSummit 2018, …

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UNIGIS Kathmandu – Celebrations & Events

UNIGIS@Kathmandu (Nepal) celebrated the 5th year of its inception at Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) on 28th April, 2018. Dr. Him Lal Shrestha (Coordinator, UNIGIS Kathmandu) opened the event with a welcome note to the Board Members, UNIGIS students and module instructors. He also thanked Dr. Shahnawaz (Director, UNIGIS S/E Asia) and Dr. Jhamak Karki (Vice Principal, KAFCOL) for their presence in this event. Dr. Shahnawaz led an orientation workshop with 12 new students starting their UNIGIS MSc studies. Prof. Josef Strobl delivered an online lecture outlining strategies for a successful learning process, and discussing with students current skills and competences …

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