FIG Foundation is supporting Young Surveyors to
attend the FIG Working Week in Helsinki, Finland
The FIG Foundation Young Surveyors Fellowships will
provide funding for individuals to cover the costs to attend
and participate in the FIG Working Week 2017, including
participation in all FIG Young Surveyors activities before
and during the Working Week.
The Fellowships will be awarded exclusively to nationals
of developing countries¹ who must be living in one of the
Fellowships include round‐trip travel costs to Helsinki ,
visa (if required), accommodations, registration fees for
the FIG Working Week, FIG Young Surveyors activities, per
diem allowance and FIG Foundation Dinner.
The FIG Working Week 2017 will be held in Helsinki,
Finland, 29 May ‐ 2 June. In addition to the Working Week,
the FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting (Sunday 28 May) and
young surveyors sessions will be organised and contribute to
the networking of young surveyors internationally, to
introduce young surveyors to the FIG community, and to
provide for the opportunity to learn more and share the
young surveyors’ vision for the future of FIG. Additionally
the FIG Foundation Fellowship winners are invited to join
the UN-Habitat GLTN Awareness Training on STDM on 29 May.
Deadline for Application is 1 April 2017.
FIG Foundation meeting 2016 in 2016 in Christchurch,
FIG Board of Directors, from left President John Hohol,
William Marbell, Trimble, Prof. Mike Barry, Ir. Liza
Groenendijk and Prof. Paul van der Molen all wearing the
Young Surveyors shirt that was used at the Charity Run,
organised by the Young Surveyors that also raised funds for
the FIG Foundation.
FIG Foundation wants to thank those who have worked
actively throughout the year for the Foundation and to
promote FIG and the Foundation around the world.
At the meeting FIG Foundation decided to award Wallace
Mukupa, Ningbo University China, with the FIG Foundation
Ph.D. Scholarship 2016. Congrationaltions to Wallace Mukupa.
FIG Foundation meeting 2015 was held in conjunction
with the FIG Working Week in Sofia, Bulgaria
FIG Board of directors 2015: From left
Dr. Pengfei Cheng, Prof. Paul van der Molen, Ir. Liza
Groenendijk, Mr.John Hohol, Mr. Keith Hoffgartner,
Prof. Mike Barry
The FIG Foundation had a meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria in
FIG Foundation meeting 2014 was held in conjunction with
the FIG Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The board held its official meeting in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia during the 2014 Congress. Furthermore the board has
been in frequent contact through email.
At the meeting Young Surveyors were represented by Chair
Kate Fairlie and Chair Elect Eva- Maria Unger, who thanked
FIG Foundation for the cooperation throughout the last
Eva Maria Unger informed that CNGeGL, the National
Council of Italian Surveyors, has decided not to continue to
offer the International Training Course on Topography for
Young Surveyors. Everyone expressed gratitude to the
Italians for having offered the course and agreed that it is
very unfortunate that this great opportunity for young
surveyors to meet and experience new knowledge is no longer
There was a discussion of the funding of the Young
Surveyors Meetings, if it is permanent. It was agreed that
the funding should not become permanent and should not
exclude others of being supported.
At the meeting in Kuala Lumpur the board expressed
sincere thanks to Keith Hofgartner representing FIG Platinum
Corporate Member Trimble Navigation for generous continued
support of the foundation including sponsorship of the FIG
John Hohol informed that Trimble had had several requests
from a school in Burkina Faso about funding of equipment.
Trimble asked FIG Foundation to cosponsor a donation. To
make sure that funding will help to improve the learning
environment it was decided that Trimble is to deliver an
analysis of the state of the art of the school.