UIA Academic Excellence Prize for UNIGIS UK student

UIA Academic Excellence Prize for UNIGIS UK student

The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) would like to announce this year’s winners of its worldwide Academic Excellence Prize. The Prize, initiated in 2008, is presented to the student, or students, who submits the best MSc thesis (or paper based on their thesis) during the academic year. This year the competition was very tight with six excellent high quality MSc theses and a paper being considered by the UIA Review Board. In the end the panel decided to make three awards.

Eva Willerslev from UNIGIS Manchester has been announced as the winner of the UNIGIS Academic Excellence Prize 2010. Her thesis titled “Methods of extracting a coastline from satellite imagery and assessing the accuracy” was considered unanimously by the Review Board as the best thesis this year. Second and third places went to students from UNIGIS Portugal and UNIGIS Salzburg.

She has been asked to present her work in July 2011 at the Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg (www.gi-forum.org) where she will be .publicly congratulated on her outstanding achievement. In addition,she is to receive a cash prize .for recognition of her work.

UNIGIS UK would like to send Eva congratuations on her great achievement in winning this award.