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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Top Universities in Geography and other Education GIS News

The top university geography program, per QS World (who?), is Oxford. I can't argue that. I do wonder how the Univeristy of Chicago, with no geography department and but 8 faculty (several are in other departments and one is from another school) on its "Committee" can be ranked 9th (tied with Australian National Univeristy). Yeah, I'm still sore about the school shutting down the department the year I graduated.

Other U.S. institutions: Northwestern 49, Dartmouth 47, Indiana 45, Penn State 41, UNC 39, Minnesota 30, Washington 18, Wisconsin 14, UCLA 4, Berkeley 2. Wow...just three private universities are on the list!

The methodology (heavily academically, aka publishingly, related) is here.

- The Guardian

The Societal Impacts Committee of the GSDI Association will provide a free training opportunity for up to three candidates from Latin America to attend the ICLPST (International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training) training Seminar on Geographical Information Systems and Land Management in Taipei. The training seminar will begin on September 12, 2012 and conclude on September 25, 2012.

There are language and other requirements; the oddest one is that applicants must be under 55.

- GSDI

There's an opportunity for a studentship (I guess that's a student doing work for a university) at University College London. It's a PAID position exploringintegrating open source GIS (QGIS, GRASS) into the GIS curriculum. It's for students in the Dept of Civil, Environment and Geomatic Engineering.

details via @mhacklay

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/03 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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