Department of Environmental Science

Environmental science has grown as a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and ecological sciences and applies scientific approaches to examining the impacts of humans on natural resources. Environmental issues are rising steadily higher on the Chinese political and economic agendas, and as a result, environmental scientists in China can expect to be tasked with finding solutions to some of the most urgent issues in China and elsewhere, such as climate change, pollution of water, air and soil, land use change (desertification, food security), water issues (floods, water shortages), secure energy supplies, and biodiversity losses. There is a seemingly infinite, and growing, number of environmental challenges.

Our programmes provide students with the necessary grounding in physical and ecological sciences and the technical skills to investigate these problems, as well as find appropriate management solutions. We are committed to equipping graduates with essential skills whether they enter employment, or progress to postgraduate studies.