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Professor George Veni, a member of academic committee of International Research Center on Karst, was elected president of International Union of Speleology, UIS)

Date:2017-08-03 Author:IRCK/NICK

The 17th International Congress of Speleology was held in Sydney, Australia from July 23th to 29th, 2017. On the last day of the conference, the new president of UIS was elected, and Professor George Veni wassuccessfully elected. He will preside over UIS for the next four years.

Professor George Veni, an American, is currently president of the Union of National Speleology and serves as the academic committee of the International Research Centre on Karst under the auspices of UNESCO. Speleology is an important part of karst geology research. Professor George Veni has made outstanding achievements in caves and landscape, karst collapse and other fields, and has made outstanding contributions to the construction of IRCK. Professor George Veni have come to China many times to attend academic committee meetings, international training courses, teaching and training for students from various countries and young geologists , and giving advice forthe development of IRCK.

Prof. George Veni was elected Chairman of UIS and will further strengthen the link between the IRCK and UIS, strengthen the role of the Centers international exchange platform and promote the development of karst geology. IRCK/IKG congratulated Professor George Veni on his congratulations and look forward to working with the UIS in depth-cooperation.


                                                    Professor George Veni

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