Saturday, June 22, 2013

UNIGIS distance learning MSc - registration open for fall 2013!

Interested students and professionals from Central Asia will again have the opportunity to enhance their qualifications and to improve their career prospects: the UNIGIS MSc in 'Geographic Information Science & Systems' as well as the 'UNIGIS professional' certificate are offered via online distance learning to active professionals and graduates aiming at making GIS and Geoinformatics the basis for their current and future jobs.

The globally recognized UNIGIS qualifications are offered in Central Asia in a cooperation between the University of Salzburg's Z_GIS competence centre and the Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience - ACA*GIScience. Degrees and certificates are awarded from the University of Salzburg, Austria. The UNIGIS study programmes for Central Asia are based on English language online materials with support from instructors in local languages.

Registration now is open for the fall 2013 intake of students, starting in October. Enquiries can be directed to and a brochure for Central Asian students is available online. An informational video and a general information brochure about UNIGIS MSc and certificate studies provide additional detail.

Explore the potential of UNIGIS online qualifications to enhance your career prospects - applications are accepted within the coming weeks!

UNIGIS - Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

KSUCTA GEM students have passed the State Exam

Today the second year GEM students of KSUCTA have passed the State Examination on professional modules of MSc Program. Dr. Ermek Sharsheev, the Chairman of the State Attestation Commission, has acknowledged and emphasized the high level of acquired knowledge of our Tempus 'GEM' Geoinformatics students and advanced professional GIS skills.

Six students now have completed the theoretical part of their studies and are working towards finalizing their Master theses.  The Chairman has highlighted the growing importance of Geoinformation science and technologies as well as interest from the academic-research and industrial institutions of Kyrgyzstan.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

GISCA'13 Proceedings published Proceedings volume of the 7th Central Asia GIS Conference "Connected Regions: Societies, Economies and Environments", May 2-3, 2013, KazNU, Almaty, now is published and available for download at . Print hardcopy is available on request from ACA*GIScience, KSUCTA,  Maldybaeva Str. 34 "b", Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan or at KazNU, Al-Farabi avenue 71Almaty, Kazakhstan 

This publication now has evolved into an annual review and 'yearbook' of GIS research and applications across Central Asia. The GISCA conference series is providing a platform for researchers and educators from different countries to get together, exchange experiences, and develop plans for future initiatives.

Thanks are due to all authors and reviewers working diligently on good quality papers, the editorial team and the conference organisers for facilitating the overall framework, and to Trimble for making this publication possible through their sponsorship!