Indian university AMU joins the elite list of UN-GGIM members

Only 49 educational institutions from all over the world have been given the UN-GGIM membership. Ivy League, Harvard University and other eminent centres of learning such as the University of California and University of Melbourne along with AMU are a part of this list.

Indian university AMU joins the elite list of UN-GGIM members
Indian university AMU joins the elite list of UN-GGIM members

Indian university AMU joins the elite list of UN-GGIM members

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) becomes the first Indian university to be a member of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). Through its Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, AMU will play a role in promoting international cooperation in the field of global geospatial information management.

Only 49 educational institutions from all over the world have been given the UN-GGIM membership. Ivy League, Harvard University and other eminent centres of learning such as the University of California and University of Melbourne along with AMU are a part of this list.

Professor Tariq Mansoor, Vice-chancellor, has congratulated AMU on this achievement and applauded their efforts in research over the years.

Prof. Qazi Mazhar Ali, Chairman, Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, said that as UN-GGIM member, AMU will assist the development and management of global geospatial information and promote its use to address global issues, while working on the highest and widest utility in service of people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.

He also added that the membership will enable the University to organise national and international academic events for analysis of geospatial information data, collection and training for achieving sustainable development goals.

Prof. Qazi and Dr Rizwan Ahmad will be working as Primary Point of Contact and Second Point of Contact for communications and activities with the UN-GGIM. Prof. Akram Javed has been appointed as the lead delegate for meeting the common objectives of UN-GGIM and the Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications.

Prof. Qazi initiated the proposed Expression of Interest (EOI) for the membership earlier in May. AMU was finally selected as a member after a ballot procedure held at the University of Melbourne.