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Sophie Barbaix successfully defended her PhD

(02-12-2021)

On 30th November 2021, Sophie Barbaix successfully defended her PhD "The water landscape of Turpan: the karez and their context". She obtained the double degree of PhD in Archaeology and Doctor of Sc…

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Jiabin Peng successfully defended his PhD

(02-12-2021)

On 30th November 2021, Jiabin Peng successfully defended his PhD "Environmental Flows Assessment and Regulation of Bosten Lake Wetland”. He obtained the double degree of Doctor in Sciences: Geography …

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Shan ZOU defended successfully her PhD

(02-12-2021)

On 29th November 2021, Shan Zou successfully defended her PhD "Research on water resources change under climate change and human activities in Syr Darya River Basin, Central Asia". She obtained the do…

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Huili HE successfully defended her PhD

(02-12-2021)

On 29th November 2021, Huili He successfully defended her PhD "Impacts of land use/land cover change on regional climate in the Aral Sea region". She obtained the double degree of Doctor in Sciences: …

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Professor Frank Witlox is recognised as a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’

(17-11-2021)

Each year, Clarivate publishes a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ list, which recognises researchers who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the…

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Book "L’Histoire de la Belgique en 100 cartes anciennes" presented

(10-11-2021)

On November 4, the book L’Histoire de la Belgique en 100 cartes anciennes was presented. Philippe De Maeyer, emeritus of the geography department, illustrates, together with 3 historians, the history …

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Laure De Cock wins the geospatial award for best thesis on BeGeo 2021

(09-11-2021)

On October 26th, Laure received the geospatial award for best thesis. The ceremony took place at Brussels expo during BeGeo 2021, after the livestream of the competition a week before. She convinced t…

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Laure De Cock successfully defended her PhD

(13-10-2021)

On 7 October 2021, Laure De Cock successfully defended her PhD "Adaptive mobile indoor route guidance. The next big step”". Laure obtained her master degree in Geomatics and Surveying in 2017. Since 2…

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Habtamu Assaye successfully defended his PhD

(14-09-2021)

On 30 August 2021, Habtamu Assaye successfully defended his PhD "Land Degradation and Resilience in the Subhumid Highlands of Ethiopia". Since 2017 he has been working at the Department of Geography u…

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Touring Scientific Award for Caroline Beckers

(31-08-2021)

Every year, the Touring Scientific Award for Geography and Geomatics and Land Surveying is awarded to the student who achieved the best annual result in the second Master of Science in Geography or th…

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Obituary Professor Luc Daels (Emeritus Professor at the Geography Department)

(10-08-2021)

Professor Luc Daels, emeritus professor at the Faculty of Science, passed away at home in Ghent on 23 July 2021. Luc Daels was born in Ghent on 22 May 1929. He studied geography at the State Universit…

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Hanne Glas successfully defended her PhD

(01-06-2021)

On May 20th 2021, Hanne Glas successfully defended her PhD entitled Flood Risk Mapping for All: A Generic Flood Risk Assessment Methodology for the Small Island Developing States. The Small Island Dev…

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The COVID-vaccination centers from a logistical and geographical perspective

(25-05-2021)

On April 30, Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe gave a BIVEC Lunch Talk together with Prof. dr. Roel Gevaers titled: "The COVID-vaccination centers from a logistical and geographical perspective". The talk…

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Tao Yang successfully defended his PhD

(18-05-2021)

On May 12th, Tao Yang successfully defended his double PhD entitled Variation of Snow Resource and its Moisture Characteristics in the Tianshan Mountains . The seasonal snowpack in the Tianshan Mounta…

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Enkhjargal Natsagdorj successfully defended her PhD

(04-05-2021)

On Friday April 23th 2021 Enkhjargal Natsagdorj successfully defended her PhD entitled Soil moisture analysis using remotely sensed data in an agricultural region of Mongolia. Soil moisture has always…

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Are we loosing our soils?

(20-04-2021)

Amaury Frankl gives an online lecture on soil erosion. He stresses that soils are our most valuable natural resource and that we should take good care of it. In the field of physical geography that me…

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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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Sofie Annys successfully defended her PhD

(16-12-2020)

On December 11, Sofie Annys successfully defended her PhD entitled ‘Impact of River Regulation on Downstream Socio-hydrologic Systems in Ethiopia’. In her research, Sofie has adopted an interdisciplin…

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Juul Baelen wins Guido Decoster prize for his Master's thesis on municipal mergers

(10-12-2020)

After the recent municipal mergers of 2019, the Flemish government wants even more municipalities to merge in the near future, albeit on a voluntary basis for the time being. In the long run, however,…

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Four professors in the top 2% of scientists

(08-12-2020)

Four Geography Department members appear on the world ranking of the top 2% of scientists by Stanford University. Congrats Jan Nyssen, Frank Witlox, Ben Derudder and Marc Antrop. The full list here: h…

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