Syslab Hosts Student GIS Conference in Vienna

January 22, 2024

Central European University (CEU) recently held a student conference as part of its Introduction to Geospatial Data Visualization (IGDV) course. The event provided a stage for students to present their GIS projects, demonstrating the practical skills and knowledge they have gained.

11 student presentations at the IGDV conference were embedded in various domains related to environmental science, urban planning, occupational analysis, disaster management, land use, agriculture, hydrology, covering various countries and regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The topics presented by the students reflect a strong emphasis on environmental and social issues. The use of GIS in these presentations underscores its versatility in addressing a wide array of challenges across different domains and regions.

The presence of working professionals in the field, Arnold Nagy from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Alexander Shtokvich from the Open Society University Network (OSUN), offered students invaluable feedback.

The successful conference underscores Syslab's dedication to interdisciplinary collaboration and the practical application of academic learning. The student presentations demonstrated the successful integration of these principles, marking a significant milestone in their academic journey.

The IGDV course is a university-wide initiative that attracts students from various disciplines, particularly from the CEU's Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. The program caters to a diverse group, including graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates interested in environmental and social applications of geospatial data. This year, the IGDV course was also part of the OSUN Network Collaborative Course of the same name, together with partner courses at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) and Bard College.