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Category = Environmental Sciences // Subcategory = Education_Universities
1. Australian National University - Bachelor of Environmental Studies The Bachelor of Environmental Studies equips students with a broad understanding of (i) the complex, and often conflicting, interrelationships between human societies and their environment; and (ii) the solutions, or sets of solutions, that are available to address our most intractable environmental problems. Reflecting the complexity of human-environment relationships, the Bachelor of Environmental Studies offers a broad range of possible study areas, from natural ecological and earth system processes, through environmental management, resource use and policy, to cultural ecology and the history of environmental change, perception and philosophy.
2. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Environmental Science and Engineering The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) program reaches across traditional disciplinary boundaries in its aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of our complex environment and offer efficient and effective engineering solutions to environmental problems. Students in ESE receive a broad education and carry out research addressing some of the grand science and engineering challenges of our times:
By uniting scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines and focusing on fundamental questions with long reach, the ESE program strives to have an outsize influence on the field.
- How has Earth's climate varied in the past and how will it change in the future?
- How does pollution affect air quality locally and far from its sources, and how does it affect cloud cover and climate change?
- How do microorganisms drive nutrient cycles in oceans and on land, and how can they be used to produce biofuels or remediate toxic waste?
3. Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences — Environmental Science and Engineering Faculty are engaged in finding engineered solutions to the problems in the atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic compartments of the earth's environment. Research ranges from atmospheric sciences to microbiology, climate, oceanography, environmental chemistry, water management, and international environmental policy.
4. Imperial College London - Centre for Environmental Policy The Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) aims to have a global impact on energy and environmental security policy, management of environmental quality, and sustainable transitions in environmental governance, through collaborative research and engagement supporting efforts on environment, energy and health throughout the College. The Department will lead international postgraduate training on environmental technology, driven by our research and engagement. The Head of Department is Dr Zen Makuch.
5. MIT - Environmental Science and Engineering Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering
The Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has a long history of highly respected water and environmental research. From its inception as a hydrodynamics laboratory in the 1950s, the lab has evolved into a multidisciplinary research center focused primarily on natural waters and the environment.
The well-being, prosperity and sustainability of the human enterprise relies on the functioning of Earth's natural systems and their complex physical, chemical and biological processes. Water is a central theme in terrestrial, oceanic, atmospheric, agricultural and industrial systems alike.
6. Princeton Environmental Institute Founded in 1994, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University.
Our mission is to advance knowledge and to develop the next generation of leadership by providing outstanding academic programs and opportunities for advanced scholarship, research, and civic engagement.
7. Stanford University - Geological and Environmental Sciences GES is closely tied to the other three departments and the interdisciplinary programs within the School of Earth Sciences. In GES, fields of research and education encompass the entire planet from its deep interior to the surface, throughout the long span of geological time up to the human timescale. The scale of view ranges from global to atomic. Physical, chemical, and biological processes as well as the unique history of the Earth are within our broad scope.
8. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) — Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management Our Environment…is the isolated planet we share, the collection of natural resources needed to sustain us through this century and beyond, and the social and cultural milieu through which we derive our values about this space.
Our Environment is also under enormous stress.
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management is a multidisciplinary program that recognizes the urgency of the challenges, and the enormous opportunities that may lead to transformative change.
We have award-winning faculty in climate science, biodiversity, environmental policy, land use, and community outreach – all driven by a collective interest in our environmental future.
9. University of Cambridge - Geography Department, MPhil in Environmental Science The course seeks to bridge the gap between first degree and PhD or further research, and is intended to give students a research training that provides the core skills required to undertake a wide range of environmental research. All students will gain some remote sensing, modelling, and environmental reconstruction skills. After an introductory four weeks examining these areas, students will begin to specialise, following a course that focuses increasingly, until they undertake a research project in their chosen field. There is a formal course structure from the middle of the Michaelmas Term in the three areas of GIS and Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Sciences, and Quaternary Science, and in these areas, the choice of specialist training will determine the final title of the MPhil for each student. However, students with other interests may take the MPhil, and a course can be tailored to allow them to progress to a research project and dissertation that will then prepare them for subsequent PhD research in that area.