Report IGU Commissions Excellence Award Committee (2015/05/28)
Post date: Sep 21, 2015 12:41:07 PM
The IGU Commissions Excellence Award Committee nominates unanimously the Commission on Political Geography for the IGU Commissions Excellence Award 2014.
Although many IGU commissions perform very well in terms of the criteria for the IGU Commissions Excellence Award, the Commission on Political Geography has performed exceptionally well in 2014. The Commission participates consistently in the IGU Congresses and Conferences by organizing special sessions and panels, often in collaboration with other IGU commissions. The Commission organized an impressive number of conferences and workshops in Europe, North and South America and Asia, and collaborated with several external organizations, including the ISSC. The Commission has a strong record of publishing special issues in international refereed academic journals as an outcome of commission meetings and communicates about its activities through a newsletter, website, mailing list and Facebook group. The Commission encourages and stimulates the involvement of young researchers and researchers from low-income countries in its activities. The commission has a travel grant program for postgraduate students and early career scientists, giving preference to young scholars, in particular from developing countries. A young members’ board stimulates the involvement of young scientists in the activities of the commission.
May 28th 2015
Ron Abler, Iain Hay, Dieter Soyez, Joos Droogleever Fortuijn, chair of the Committee