Workshop on GIS for Higher Education
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) jointly organize a workshop on “Geographical Information System (GIS) for Higher Education” on 13th November, 2014 at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is a leading research and teaching institute based in Tokyo, Japan. Its mission is to advance efforts towards a more sustainable future, through policy-oriented research and capacity development focused on sustainability and its social, economic and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS is running various post-graduate courses on sustainability science related issues to enhance the capacity and knowledge of participants. ESRI is also committed to support university and other higher education institutions to use GIS technology and promote critical thinking across all disciplines using GIS. The aim of the workshop is how GIS techniques could be significantly used in higher education and to design new courses related to use of GIS techniques for environmental related issues and planning to equip and develop the skills of 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 in exploring the role of GIS in higher education to develop the capacity of the students to solve multi-disciplinary research problems. The panel discussion will focus on designing GIS courses for higher education.