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Sino-Belgium Joint Laboratory for Geo-information

Foreign partner: University of Ghent, Belgium

    The Sino-Belgium Joint Laboratory for Geo-information provides a platform for academic exchanges and cooperation on technological innovation in geo-information science and technology, and carries out bilateral and multilateral cooperation in this field. Its research areas mainly include: climate change, sustainable development, geo-archaeology, environment, ecology, landscape ecology, and the application of geographic information in geography and geology science and engineering.

    Since the establishment of the laboratory, University of Ghent has signed six international cooperation agreements with scientific research institutions, universities and management departments, set up a team of international high-end professionals in "Belt and Road" cartography and geo-information, and realized more than 400 international mutual visits. Through the platform, experts from Belgium, Austria, the United States, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and some other countries have been attracted to China for cooperation. Under joint programs, the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Ghent have awarded 25 people with double doctoral-degrees, 13 of whom have come back to serve China after graduation, become backbones of international cooperation in scientific research, and published more than 60 co-signed Science Citation Index (SCI) journal papers. By making full use of the platform, the joint laboratory has also actively coordinated with international organizations and invited internationally renowned scientists to attend the Silk Road Economic Belt Central Asian Resources and Environment Forum under the 33rd International Geographical Congress, the "Belt and Road" Science and Innovation Forum, the Asian Conference on Geography and other international conferences held in China.

Joint laboratory website: http://www.lab4gi.org

Chinese contact: Alishir Kurban and Liu Tie

Contact information: alishir@ms.xjb.ac.cn