Monday, January 27, 2014

GISCA'14 submission deadline extended!

The GIS-in-Central-Asia conference committee decided to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts and full papers for review until February 20, to allow for additional entries after the holiday season in the region.

Papers are welcome from all application domains of geospatial methods and techniques, in particular from fields which are highly relevant for the themes of land management, environmental studies, resource management, conservation and planning.

The conference is jointly managed by the Institute of Ecology and Geographie, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Urumqi and the Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience in Bishkek/Almaty with support from European institutions.

All relevant information can be found on the conference website at!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Erasmus Mundus webinar series continues ...

Supporting the current call for scholarship applications within the Erasmus Mundus 'gSmart' initiative, the joint project coordinators in Almaty and Salzburg proceed with the webinar series introducing European host institutions offering to receive students and researchers from Central Asian partner universities and countries.

After webinars in December featuring the University of Salzburg and the VU Amsterdam, these online info events are continued on Friday, January 10th with the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) in Villach, Austria. Vice Dean Prof Dr Gernot Paulus will discuss the study programmes offered at CUAS and will be available for questions.

To come well prepared to this online event, interested candidates and academic advisors at partner institutions are encouraged to explore the project info pages at in detail, carefully read the project brochure, and then register via