IAYG University Society System
The IAYG University Society System is the world’s system of university students in geography, global studies, and related fields. The component of the IAYG entirely composed of and led by young people, the University Society System is built out of individual IAYG societies (branches) at universities across the world. From bringing together talented, civically engaged young people to providing opportunities for advancement in the field through University Society System programs, the IAYG University Society System is connecting, representing, and empowering the future leaders of geography, global studies, and sustainable development.
Humanitarian Mapping Initiative
The IAYG’s new Humanitarian Mapping Initiative (HMI) mobilises the IAYG and its partners’worldwide networks of geographers, geography students, and community volunteers to apply geographic analysis for humanitarian support and disaster recovery, including in partnership with international networks and humanitarian organisations. Through IAYG HMI, people of all ages, backgrounds, and places are using geography to better communities and help save lives.
Around the world, the IAYG GeoInterns programme connects university students and young geographers to valuable paid and unpaid internship opportunities. By bringing talented, engaged young leaders in geography and global studies together with employers/research institutions that value their abilities in these universally essential fields, the GeoInterns programme is paving a future for young people and advancing the field.
IAYG academic journals for university students and young geographers host vibrant intellectual discourses in all aspects of geography and global studies, moving the conversation on geography and its impact for communities forward. These academic journals give young people opportunities to advance the field through world-class geographic research, gain professional visibility, and acquire experience – opening innovation in geography & global studies to emerging researchers.
Events & Conferences
IAYG Regional Branches, IAYG University Societies, affiliates, and other IAYG institutions regularly host events, seminars, and conferences for student & early career geographers, including great educational opportunities to better discover the field and informational sessions.