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Category = Geography // Subcategory = Education_Universities
1. Australian National University - Geography Geography is a dynamic discipline that is increasingly being recognised as an integral part of developing holistic approaches to contemporary society and environment problems. The advent of products such as Google Earth and the rapid uptake of spatial technology in many facets of day-to-day life have also put geography on the public agenda. In essence, geographers study Earth's diversity, its resources, and humankind's survival on the planet. This involves analysing the associations of things and events that give special character to particular places; the interconnections between different areas; and the working of complex systems through time. Geography is the only academic discipline in which an integrative perspective focusing on spatial relationships and processes is a fundamental concern. Geography takes an integrative approach to environmental problems and their solution, including the study of economic, cultural and social goals and processes that determine strategies of resource use and ecosystem management.
2. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - Department of Geography and Environment The Department of Geography and Environment at the LSE offers a unique opportunity to study Human Geography, Economic Geography and Environmental Social Science/Policy in a university institution which enjoys a world-wide reputation as an international centre of academic excellence for the study of the Social Sciences - a reputation endorsed by the 2008 HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise| which confirmed LSE's place at the very forefront of the elite group of research-oriented UK universities. The LSE is located at the heart of London, one of the world's great capital cities, providing its students with a rich diversity of academic, cultural, social and recreational facilities.
3. National University of Singapore - Department of Geography (FASS) The National University of Singapore was founded in 1905 with the establishment of the King Edward VII Medical College. Over the years, the University changed its name several times according to the political realities: Raffles College (1928-1949); University of Malaya (1949-1961); University of Singapore (1962-1980) and National University of Singapore (1980-present) which was a merger of Nanyang University and the University of Singapore.
4. University of British Columbia - Department of Geography Given the diverse nature of geography, our teaching and research are inherently interdisciplinary and we seek to integrate the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. We offer courses in a wide range of geographical specializations at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These extend from postcolonial perspectives to process-oriented scientific inquiry including GIS for spatial analysis and modelling. We maintain traditional links between the Faculties of Arts and Science, and also have important intellectual connections with programs and institutes within UBC and beyond the university.
5. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) - Department of Geography All human activity takes place on a geographic stage of great diversity and constant transformation. For more than a century, the Geography Department at Berkeley has been a leading center of scholarship about earth's landscapes and human relationships to the environment. Our inquiries encompass a wide range of topics, from the economies of cities and cultures of built landscapes, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets. We combine rigorous empirical work with deeply conceptual theoretical analyses, always recognizing the importance of both spatial processes and accumulated histories. We use geographic analyses to illuminate the abiding problems of the modern world.
6. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Geography Welcome to the Department of Geography at UCLA. Established in 1911, the Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top departments in the United States. Recognized internationally as a leader in research and education in both physical and human geography, the Department offers undergraduate degrees (B.A.) in Geography and Environmental Studies, and graduate degrees (M.A., Ph.D.) in Geography.
7. University of Cambridge - Geography Department Geography has a long tradition at Cambridge. The first University Lecturer in Geography was appointed in 1888, the first Reader in 1898. Teaching was initially for a special examination leading to a diploma in geography. The Geographical Tripos - the examination for a B.A. degree - was established in 1919. In 1931 the first Professor was appointed and in 1933 the Department moved into its own accommodation. That building, which now constitutes the eastern end of the Department, was considerably extended in the 1930s, with the construction of new lecture theatres and laboratories. In the 1980s, the building was further extended with the addition of a top floor to provide a new laboratory for computing, remote sensing and geographical information systems. In 1999 the Department expanded again, to occupy two floors in an adjacent building where new laboratories, seminar rooms and offices are housed.
8. University of Chicago - Department of Geography & Environmental Studies The Department offers three degreed programs and two Certificates. There are undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Geography and in Environmental Studies, a graduate M.A. in Geography & Environmental Studies, and five-course GIS Certificate programs at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The department also offers a minor in Geography & Environmental Studies, and a minor certification for Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Read more about these programs by selecting the appropriate Program link, to the left.
9. University of Oxford - Geography The Oxford Geography degree focuses on the interrelationships between society and the physical and human environment. Students are introduced to the full range of geographical topics in the foundational courses, which they can then follow up in more detail in the optional papers. There is considerable emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches in the course, with opportunities to explore the crossfertilisation between geography and other disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, history, political science, economics, earth sciences and biology.