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Fu Bojie elected International Geographical Union vice chairman



Prof. Fu Bojie, the director-general of the Geographical Society of China, was elected the vice chairman of the International Geographical Union (IGU) for the period from 2018 to 2022, as GSC informed by IGU on April 11.

Fu Bojie is a class ‘88 alumnus of Shaanxi Normal University and was named one of the university’s Outstanding Alumni.

The International Geographical Union (IGU) is an international, non-governmental, professional organization devoted to the development of the discipline of Geography.

The purposes of the IGU are primarily to promote Geography through initiating and coordinating geographical research and teaching in all countries of the world. Its work is conducted through the instruments of its National Committees, Commissions and Task Forces.

The IGU hosts the International Geographical Congress every four years and also promotes regional conferences and other meetings that further of the objectives of the Union. The IGU also facilitates the participation of geographers in the global community of scientists through its formal affiliation as a Member Union within both the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

IGU holds International Geographical Congress every four years and two and regional conferences during the congress. Its executive committee consists of eleven member, including chairperson, ex-chairperson, director-general, and eight vice chairpersons. The newly-elected director-general and vice chairpersons will take office at the regional conference to be held in August 2018 in Canada.


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