UNIGIS Fellows

Distinctions


"UNIGIS International Professor Honorarius" - it is a distinction offered by The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) for UNIGIS faculty with an outstanding role on an international level within UNIGIS. This distinction of excellence has been awarded to: 




Prof. James Petch

Jim was one of the team that founded UNIGIS in the UK in 1990 and was the first Director of UNIGIS International from 1993 until 2000. He authored original modules on Concepts of GIS, on Data Quality, on Visualisation and, with Mel Woodcock, two modules on Project Management. Jim co-authored with Derek Reeve, GIS, Organisations and People (Taylor and Francis, 1999). He has had a lead role in many GI and GI Education projects with UNIGIS partners over twenty years. He was awarded UNIGIS Professor Honorarius in 2005. 





Prof. Derek Reeve, Department of Informatics, University of Huddersfield  

Derek was a founder of the UNIGIS project, having contributed to UNIGIS since its inception in the UK in 1990 until his retirement in 2010. He wrote the 'Database Theory'; 'Databases for Enterprise GIS; 'Internet GIS' and 'GIS and Organisations' modules for the UNIGIS UK diploma, which then provided a basis for similar modules developed across the UNIGIS International programme. He co-authored, with Jim Petch, GISOrganisations and People (Taylor and Francis, 1999), a text that drew upon material initially developed for UNIGIS. [2011] 



"UNIGIS International Fellow" - it is a distinction offered by The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) for UNIGIS faculty with an outstanding role on an international level within UNIGIS. This distinction has been awarded to:


Mr. Gerhard Belina, Senior Consultant and Lecturer

His merits are in the area of high level consulting, learning materials development and instruction for German, English and Spanish language UNIGIS learning materials. He has been serving as a UNIGIS instructor in the areas of DBMS, distributed architectures etc., and is a lecturer for the same subjects at the University of Salzburg and FH Carinthia. After his studies in Innsbruck, Salzburg and San Diego he had a distinguished career with Intergraph and now is an independent consultant working primarily with European and other international institutions. [2009] 




Mr. Nikolaus Strobel

Nikolaus Strobel graduated from the University of Munich and holds an MSc in Forestry. After successfully completing the UNIGIS Postgraduate Diploma in GIS at the University of Salzburg, Austria, he worked as a scientist at the Geological Survey of Bavaria in Munich on the development of a GIS-oriented central tool.

In 1998 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in GIS and filled the position of UNIGIS Course Leader at Port Elizabeth Technikon, South Africa, until 2002 under the Integrated Experts Programme of GTZ/CIM (German Technical Development Cooperation). [2005]