Geographic Information Systems for Higher Education

  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•11•13    09:30 - 13:00

    On 13 November 2014, UNU-IAS and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) will organize the joint workshop Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Higher Education at UNU-IAS in Tokyo.

    The workshop will consider how GIS techniques can be used in higher education, and design new courses related to the use of GIS techniques for environment-related issues. It will also include planning to equip and develop the skills of a new generation of students under the University Network for Climate and Ecosystem Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR) network.

    In this workshop, experts from UNU-IAS, ESRI and UN-CECAR will share their knowledge, perspectives and experience to reflect on the role of GIS in higher education to develop the capacity of students to solve multi-disciplinary research problems. A panel discussion will focus on designing GIS courses for higher education.

    If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Hide Mohri


    09:30 – 10:00  Introductory Presentation: Status and Trends of Higher Education at UNU-IAS and the Role of GIS

    • Dr. Srikantha Herath, Academic Director, UNU-IAS

    10:00 – 10:45  Current Uses of GIS in Research

    • UNU-IAS Student’s Presentations Related to Ongoing Research
      • Mr. Akinola Komolafe, PhD Student, UNU-IAS
      • Ms. Archana Jayaraman, Master Student, UNU-IAS
      • Ms. Kim Ngoc Mai, PhD Student, UNU-IAS

    11:45 – 11:30

    GIS in Research

    • Dr. Pankaj Kumar, JSPS Fellow, UNU-IAS

    GIS and Remote Sensing in Research and Education

    • Dr. Ram Avtar, Research Associate, UNU-IAS

    11:30 – 12:00  Trends and Opportunities: GIS Education and Practice

    • Dr. Michael Gould, Global Education Manager, ESRI

    12:00 – 13:00  Panel Discussion: “Designing a GIS Course for Higher Education”

    Moderator: Dr. Srikantha Herath, UNU-IAS


    • Mr. Kavinda Gunasekara, The University of Tokyo
    • Dr. Michael Gould, ESRI
    • Mr. Shigeo Suzuki, ESRI Japan


  • Contact: Hide Mohri