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Queen’s University Belfast hosts International Union of Geological Sciences meeting

Queen’s University is hosting the 78th Executive Council Meeting of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IGUS) this week.

Delegates were welcomed to the University by Professor Chris Johnston, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s.

Professor Jennifer McKinley from Queen’s University is an elected IUGS Council member. She says: “I’m delighted to be able to host this important event of the IUGS which represents over a million geoscientists and 121 national members.

“The IUGS is one of the World’s largest scientific organizations. It encourages international co-operation and participation in the Earth sciences in relation to human welfare and is a member of the International Science Council.”

Professor John Ludden, President of the IUGS, comments: “The IUGS is facing a transition like many sectors of our economy, in particular how we react to the pressures of climate change. The IUGS has a long history of successful working with geoscientists in Northern Ireland and across the island of Ireland in sustainable resources of critical minerals and ground water.”

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