Prof. dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives Tianshan Award - 27 October 2016

(09-11-2016)

The Government of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China granted the Tianshan Award for foreign experts to Professor Philippe De Maeyer for his great contribution to the economic and social progress of the Chinese region.   Philippe De Maeyer
Since 2005, Philippe De Maeyer (Department of Geography, Ghent University) is working with the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG). During the visits of Philippe De Maeyer and his research staff members, an international joint research team (Ghent University- XIEG) carried out an in-depth and innovative cooperation in the domain of land cover change and geo-archaeology, using GIS, photogrammetry and remote sensing techniques. The geo-archaeological research was carried out in collaboration with Prof. Jean Bourgeois (Department of Archeology, Ghent University) and the Xinjiang Turpan Bureau of Cultural Heritage.
 
Also, different PhD student exchanges took place and several students of XIEG are preparing a joint PhD Ghent University - UCAS (University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences).