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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
09:30 – 10:00 Introductory Presentation: Status and Trends of Higher Education at UNU-IAS and the Role of GIS
10:00 – 10:45 Current Uses of GIS in Research
11:45 – 11:30
GIS in Research
GIS and Remote Sensing in Research and Education
11:30 – 12:00 Trends and Opportunities: GIS Education and Practice
12:00 – 13:00 Panel Discussion: “Designing a GIS Course for Higher Education”
Moderator: Dr. Srikantha Herath, UNU-IAS
Contact: Hide Mohri email@example.com