figlogo.gif (1705 bytes)   FIG 22nd General Assembly
  31 May and 4 June 1999
  Sun City, South Africa

Appendix to item 21: Academic membership


Academic Member of FIG

In 1998 FIG launched a new category of membership for organisations, institutions or agencies which promote education or research in one or more of the surveying disciplines.

A particular feature of this initiative is that it will link universities or their faculties or departments that are responsible for surveying education with practising surveyors in nearly 100 countries and with companies which provide commercial services in support of the surveying profession.

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is an international, UN-recognised non government organisation (NGO) whose purpose is to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications. It is a federation of national associations and is the only international body that represents all surveying disciplines.

The other membership categories aremember associations - leading professional societies representing one or more of the surveying disciplines in their respective countries;affiliates - groups of surveyors undertaking professional activities but not fulfilling criteria for membership as member associations; andsponsors - organisations, institutions or agencies which operate or provide commercial services in support of the surveying profession

The Surveying Education Database

A major benefit for Academic Members of FIG is enhanced use of the Surveying Education Database (SEDB). Any academic department offering graduate and post-graduate courses in any surveying discipline can place a standard entry on the SEDB which currently contains information on 200 institutes and 400 surveying courses in more than 40 countries. Departments are responsible for up-dating the information which they place on the SEDB.

Academic Members of FIG can add extra pages to their standard entries. These extra pages might promote

The SEDB will also provide the home for the FIG Academic Forum for dialogue between FIG’s academic members and which could lead to the development of a Virtual Academy. Issues which the Forum might address include:

FIG Academic Membership - Other Benefits

An academic member is entitled

  • the quarterly FIG bulletin
  • the FIG annual review
  • copies of all new FIG publications
  • information on forthcoming events
  • commission newsletters

In addition

How to join

You can become an academic member of FIG by sending a completed membership application form toThe FIG Office, Lindevangs Allé 4, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark, Tel. + 45 38 86 10 81, Fax + 45 38 86 02 52 or by e-mail:

The annual subscription for academic members is Sw. frs 150.00.

The application form and more information on FIG and its academic membership can be found on the FIG home page:

The Surveying Education Database is located at

Download Academic Membership leaflet in Acrobat-version.

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