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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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A ‘FietsSTEM’ for schools: project of the Network for Sustainable Mobility Research (Ghent University) in the media

(26-11-2019)

On the 18th of November 2019, an article was published in De Standaard on the ‘FietsSTEM for schools’: a project developed by the Network for Sustainable Mobility Research of Ghent University. In the…

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Research by master student Yoline Tavernier in the media

(07-11-2019)

In her master thesis, Yoline Tavernier examines the effect of cycling infrastructure on cycling behaviour. Based on a survey, she investigates the sense of safety experienced by cyclists with regard t…

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NUAA (China) meets the SEG research group

(09-10-2019)

On October 4, 2019, a delegation of the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics , led by Prof. Xu Fumin, CPC committee secretary of College of Civil Aviation, visited the SEG research group…

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Prof. Philippe De Maeyer designated as vice-president of International Cartographic Association

(28-08-2019)

At the 18th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association held on July 20th 2019, Philippe De Maeyer was designated by the national delegates as a vice-president of the ICA for the p…

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Multidisciplinary consortium: Next Generation Animal Tracking - Deciphering the ecological code

(13-06-2019)

In recent years, large-scale scientific initiatives have spurred the development of affordable lightweight tracking devices such that movement data are now collected in unprecedented quantities for a …

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Min Luo, Yunqian Wang and Hao Guo successfully defended their double PhD

(05-06-2019)

On May 24th, Min Luo, Yunqian Wang and Hao Guo successfully defended their double PhDs at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences . Min Luo defended a thesis ent…

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